Poland's weak central government made it perfect prey for the expansionist regimes of Russia, Prussia and Austria. The kingdom was divided in three partitions, 1772, 1793, 1796.
The Entrance Into Poland or Another Bonne Bouche for Bony; English caricature, January 1807, unknown artist; source: Schulze, Friedrich (ed.): Die Franzosenzeit in deutschen Landen 1806–1815: In Wort und Bild der Mitlebenden, Leipzig 1908, vol. 1: 1806–1812, p. 115.