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This foot note contained in document ADMS-06-10-02-0256
1. Joseph II's appointment of his brother Maximilian as coadjutor significantly increased the Hapsburg influence in the Imperial Diet. Its net effect, however, was to cause the minor German princes to gravitate toward Frederick II and Prussia and, in 1785, join together in the F├╝rstenbund, which effectively blocked Joseph's aspirations for the domination of Germany ( Cambridge Modern Hist. , 8:313).