Politics 1800 up to 1850

The russian colonel Tettenborn <br> 1813 in Luwigslust The russian colonel Tettenborn
1813 in Luwigslust

region Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg was occupied by French troops in 1806.

In 1813 the Mecklenburg rulers were the first to leave the Napoleonic Confederation of the Rhine. Following the Congress of Vienna in 1815 Mecklenburg-Schwerin received two votes in the Federal Convention of the German Confederation and Mecklenburg-Strelitz one vote. Domestically there was a return to rule based on status. Justice was reformed. In Parchim in 1818 the Upper Court of Appeal was created for both states, and in 1840 it was moved to Rostock.

By 1840 liberal town charters had been implemented in 16 towns. Approaches to reform from the Revolution in 1848/49 were lifted in full in the “Freienwald arbitral verdict” from 1850.

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Richard Knötel, Ferdinand von Schill Schill's death in Stralsund, book illustration from around 1900

region Western Pomerania

King Gustav IV. Adolf dissolves the constitution of the landed gentry in 1806 and declares Swedish Pomerania to be a province of the Empire. He has a vision of a nation of four estates, in which the nobility, the clergy, the burghers and the farmers form a regional council. But his plans are thwarted when Napoleon annexes the land.

Napoleon occupies Prussian Pomerania in 1806. In 1809, Major Ferdinand von Schill is killed in Stralsund during an uprising. Napoleon's forces use Pomerania from 1812 onward as a staging area for the conquest of Russia.

The 1815 Congress of Vienna awards Swedish Pomerania to Prussia by compulsory annexation. The Province of Pomerania is divided into the government districts of Stettin, Köslin and New Western Pomerania.

The developments in Prussia lead to the first free and general elections to the Prussian Parliament and the National Assembly in 1848. The conservative politician Count Maximilian of Schwerin-Putzar becomes a powerful figure, appointed Prussian Minister of Culture and then Minister of the Interior.

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