In 1810, the French Empire arrived at the roof of its size.
With its conquests of the Revolution and first part of the Empire (i.e. to Savoy, in the county of Nice, Comtat-Venaissin, Belgium and left bank of the Rhine, Piedmont and Genoa), France added Tuscany, Parma and Plaisance, the States of the Pope, the provinces Illyriennes (1809), Holland, after the abdication of king Louis German Bonaparte, and several States, Oldenbourg, Hamburg, Lübeck (1810).
Thus France, outgoing of its limits, includes/understands the current States of Belgium and Holland, a part of Italy, Switzerland and Germany; it counts 130 departments and 7 provinces.
France depend: the kingdom of Italy whose viceroy is prince Eugene de Beauharnais, and king Napoleon himself; - the kingdom of Naples, given to the Murat marshal, - the confederation of the Rhine, to which belonged the king of Westphalia, Jerome Bonaparte, - Switzerland, - finally Spain, on which Napoleon imposes for king his Joseph brother.
Overcome Austria and Prussia undergo the Alliance Française.
Russia, in which Napoleon makes it possible to strip Turkey and Sweden, seems allied sincere; Denmark is devoted to France.
Only England still faces the power of France; it lost Hanover, and its trade is deeply reached by the continental blockade, but it is main sea, and it holds in failure the lieutenants of Napoleon in Spain and in Portugal.
A the interior the great institutions of the Empire relate to the army, the state education, public works and industry.