Federal rights were to be safeguarded against the provincial governments, always jealous of their privileges.
The army which safeguarded this active monarchy consisted chiefly of mercenaries.
The constitution, parliament and laws of each state, subject to the federal constitution, retained their authority; state rights were carefully safeguarded, and an inter-state commission was given powers of adjudication and of administration of the laws relating to trade, transport and other matters.
The Expeditionary Force was conveyed across the Channel in perfect safety, and its communications safeguarded; and the German mercantile marine was soon cleared from the seas.
But as early as the 7th century there is proof of a relaxation of this rule which had so well safeguarded the authenticity of the relics.