HistoryNotes-11-9-05 - History Notes - 11/9/05 * Louis...

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* Louis married his Spanish cousin - Marie Terrace = Married into the Hapsburg Line. * Louis shocked the French by choosing to rule alone * Louis XIV presided as a hard working king * Developed a core of professional diplomats * The King spent most of his time in Versailles * 1660 - Married Marie Terrace as a provision of the Peace of Pyrenees. * Louis finds himself surrounded by Hapsburgs - tries to change that * "The Pyrenees Exist no longer" * Louis' foreign policy - was expansionistic - always results in war - * ( War Devolution ) * * Louis XIV orders the invasion of the Spanish Nederlands (Belgium). * Louis wants to add Belgium * This upsets the Balance of Power . * Someone steps up to form an Alliance against Louis: ** William of Orange forms the Tripple Alliance: ** -England -Holland -Sweden * War of Devolution - Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle ends the war. * Some possessions within the Spanish Nederlands were won by Louis, but he is forced to back off for a while
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST-MASH AP Europea taught by Professor Achenbach during the Fall '06 term at Allegheny.

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