Republic of Mainz / Rhenish-German Free State
|March – July 1793|
|Status||Client state of France|
|Historical era||French Revolutionary Wars|
• Occupied by Custine
|21 October 1792|
• Independence proclaimed
|18 March 1793|
• Delegates sent to Paris
|23 March 1793|
|30 March 1793|
|22 July 1793|
|Today part of||Germany|
References[change | change source]
- The short-lived republic is often ignored in identifying the "first German democracy", in favour of the Weimar Republic; e.g. "the failure of the first German democracy after the First World War (the Weimar Republic)..." (Peter J. Burnell, Democracy Assistance: international co-operation for democratization 2000:131), or Ch. 3. 'The First Attempt at Democracy, 1918–1933', in Michael Balfour, West Germany: a contemporary history, 1982:60
Further reading[change | change source]
- Blanning, T. C. W. (1983). The French Revolution in Germany. Occupation and Resistance in the Rhineland 1792–1802. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-822564-4.
- Blanning, T. C. W. (1974). Reform and Revolution in Mainz 1743–1803. London: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-20418-6.
- Störkel, Arno (1994). The Defenders of Mayence in 1792: A Portrait of a Small European Army at the Outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. Canberra: The University of New South Wales.