A Client State is an state that is in fact and international code indpendent but in practice and particular recognition under the direct control of a more powerful country or under that country's influence. Usually, their consistutions and government frameworks are drawn up by that influencing power, and it usually acts as a buffer zone in times of war. The state can make treaties, coordinate alliances, declare war and affirm peace, and join organizations but only with the more powerful state's apporval and direction. The leaders of client states are directly appointed by the leaders or legislature of the more powerful state, and they can be dismissed by that more powerful state. The client state can be offically annexed anytime without doubt. Example: the Confederation of the Rhine, controlled by the First Stteinese Empire and run like a semi-indpendent client state.

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