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Before ca. 1815 national flags and Landesfarben or civil flags etc. were not known i.e. not in use in Germany, there are only a few exceptions.
Ralf Stelter, 15 Feb 2001
Within the Holy Roman Empire there existed countless minor units - including ecclesiastical states, imperial cities, and even imperial villages. A major reorganization was brought about by
the Reichsdeputationshauptschluß of 1803, when more than 100 polities were eliminated. The full text of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluß can be found in German and in an English summary at href="">this website.
Santiago Dotor, 26 Dec 2003