|In July the French signed two major treaties of Tilsit. It established a Franco-Russian Alliance. After it's defeat in the battle of Friedland, Russia was forced to sign the treaty , to accept the existence of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw and the status of Danzig as a free state. Prussia ceded to Russia Bialstock and all the lands between the Rhine and Elbe to France. The treaty confirmed Napoleon as the dominant power on the European continent.