The Confederation of Aquitaine was a state created in 1804 by the Treaty of Bremen. It was the official continuation of the French Empire, though it covered less than half of the territory held by the former.
Wine being the main industry led to grape cash crops popping up all around the territory. Many large wine companies began to dominate the market, creating a considerable class divide between the rich and poor. This led to the government publicizing the wine business, which brought about a period of poverty that was only rectified through sizable loans from its parent nations. Some worried that this might cause the state to become entrenched in debt, but the government was eventually able to resolve the issue.