Your opening statement is incorrect, and, again, you cannot judge how Napoleon treated his German allies by how Westphalia was treated and governed. And the allies undoubtedly treated the former states of the Confederation, with the exception of Bavaria and the two Mecklenberg states, as occupied territories, especially Saxony. And they required more in supplies and men from them than Napoleon ever did.
I would appreciate it if you would not assume what I may or may not state in a posting or what I believe to be a situation. What you have stated in your posting in that vein is incorrect. I’ve never stated, implied, or believed that ‘all was sweetness and light in [Napoleon’s] brave new European paradise’ nor do I believe that to be true. I do believe from the research that I have done in the last fifty years or so that Napoleon was superior to his fellow heads of state both in governing his empire and as a man. Whether or not you agree with that assessment is irrelevant. So, again, I’m asking you not to post something about me that is not true or accurate.