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The Austrian Empire was a Central European multinational great power from 1804 to 1919, created by proclamation out of the realms of the Habsburgs. During its existence, it was the third most populous empire after the Russian Empire and the United Kingdom in Europe. Along with Prussia, it was one of the two major powers of the German Confederation. Geographically, it was the third largest empire in Europe after the Russian Empire. Proclaimed in response to the First French Empire, it overlapped with the Holy Roman Empire until the latter's dissolution in 1806. The Ausgleich of 1867 re-affirmed the Kingdom of Hungary's historical status as an entirely separate entity from the Austrian Empire.
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