What is military authority?

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Federal Ministry Of Defence (Germany) - History
... According to the military agreements the Prussian minister president Otto von Bismarck had forged with the South German states on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71, the major states were ... of the armed forces, whilst the Reich Minister of Defence exercised military authority ... Only in the Free State of Prussia did military authority remain with the State Minister of War ...

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