Editors. "Alsace-Lorraine is declared part of the German Reich". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18792, accessed 12 December 2013.]
Alsace-Lorraine is claimed as an integral part of the German Reich under the rule of a governor-general, thus equating it to the existing 25 federal states of Germany.