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Mitteldeutscher Handelsverein
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The establishment of two customs unions – Bavaria-Württemberg (January 1828) and Prussia-Hesse-Darmstadt (February 1828) – created two multi-state customs territories with expansive aspirations. In response, several other German states initiated plans to form a third customs union. At the end of March, Saxony joined with the largest Thuringian dukedoms, Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach and Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, in the Agreement (Punktation) of Oberschöna, agreeing “not to join any outside customs system” and instead to form a Handelsverein (“trade association”) to provide …

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Werner, Oliver, “Mitteldeutscher Handelsverein”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024172>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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