2. After the Trans-Oceanic War in 1799, the French region of northern Alsace (including Strassburg/Strasbourg) was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia, to provide Prussia a bridgehead on the far side of the Rhine against a revived France and to restore an old Germanic area to Prussia. The western frontier of Prussian Alsace followed the eastern frontier of the erstwhile Kingdom of Lorraine as established by 1721, while the southern frontier of Prussian Alsace corresponded roughly to OTL's frontier between the départments of Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin.

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