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Map of Europe in 1740 showing the electorate of Saxony
Capital Dresden
Language(s) German
Religion Protestant (ruled by a catholic elector and king of Poland)
Population not yet available
Government Electorate
Dependencies At the time of the Seven years' War, the Elector of Saxony was also King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania
Rulers 1733-1763: Frederick Augustus II
Army At the beginning of the conflict, the Army of Saxony counted some 18,000 men. It was expected that it would reach the 40,000 mark before the campaign of 1757. For more detail see the article on the Saxon Army
Navy none
On September 13 1751, Great Britain had secured the service of 6,000 Saxons in case of an attack on its European estates.

In 1756, when Austria abandoned its alliance with Great Britain, Saxony sided with Austria.


Carlyle, T., History of Friedrich II of Prussia vol. 17

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, p. 19