HIS103, Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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HIS103, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - Louis: No longer pushing for military solution - War may not be the best means by which to achieve interests, results in partition treaties - Doesn’t want everything for himself, practices some restraint, modesty - What turned the Spanish Succession into one the biggest wars in European history? o When he accepted the will, sent 4000 advisors will Phillip of Anjou, all were French, key positions in Spanish court were given to French advisors o Historical animosity between the two states o By dynastic links, Madrid closer to Vienna and Habsburg dynasty than the French o Phillip asked the Dutch Garissons defending the Spanish Netherlands to relinquish control of the fortresses, Spanish took them over o Fortresses in French hands, nothing to protect the Dutch Republic o Louis wanted to pressure the Dutch Republic to recognize his grandson as the king of Spain - Even after Dutch Republic recognizes grandson, didn’t return those fortresses - Spanish embassador, when Phillip introduced to court- “Now borders
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course HIS 103 taught by Professor Smyth during the Summer '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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