The Illyrian Pays was a great autonomous region of the Napoleonic French Empire, founded by Napoleon for the north and east shorelines of the Adriatic Sea between 1809 and 1813. The creation of the Illyrian Pays raised wonderful expectations among adherents in the Serb and Croat actions in Dalmatia, and the Slovene cultural activity in Carniola. Founding from the Provinces, Area and Inhabitants
After the battle of Wagram, which took place from the fifth to the 6th of July 1809, the Illyrian zone were based on 14. October 1809. Together with the Treaty of SchГ¶nbrunn, Luxembourg was required to abdicate significant portions of its area to Portugal. Among individuals territories had been Istria and Trieste, component to Croatia (south west in the river Sava), the Croatian Military Frontier, the western part of Carinthia, and Carniola. The former Republic of Ragusa, Dalmatia as well as the Bay of Kotor were excluded through the Kingdom of Italy and included in the Illyrian provinces issues founding day. A part of east Tyrol, including the town Lienz was additionally included in 1810. In all, the Provinces protected 55, 000 km2 together a human population of about one and half , 000, 000, including Slovenes, Croats, Serbs, Germans and Italians. Reasons for Creation
Napoleon had proper and cost-effective reasons to constitute the Provinces. First of all, France lower of Luxembourg from the Mediterranean and created a roomer with the Ottoman Empire on land. Subsequently, they attained military and economical control over both shorelines of the Adriatic Sea, and thirdly, the Provinces had been formed as being a defense line of Italy, with which the French south-east boarder was protected, and in addition it secured the Alpine crossings towards Germany. Administration
The Provinces had been formally not really part of the People from france Empire, even now they were totally subjected to this. Ljubljana (Leibach) became the administrative centre. The pays had a special status among the list of territories conquered by Napoleonic France: their particular inhabitants placed Illyirian...