HIS103 - From the Dutch War to the Nine Years War

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From the Dutch War to the Nine Years War Wednesday, September 29 th / 2010 The dominance of France came from the victory of the Dutch war France had a golden opportunity Dominance of France within European order The situation was not as secure on France’s eastern front (the left bank of the Rhine constituted a danger point for the French) Duke of Lorraine refused to accept the terms of the peace of Nymegen 3 key fortress towns that were the essential centers Breisach, Strasbourg, and Philippsburg (entry and exit points between France and Germany) Strasbourg = key ridge over the river Rhine, and led towards the main road in Germany (to the Habsburg-Austrian empire) Only Breisach was in French hands after the peace of Nymegen France exploited their political advantage by targeting key regions/towns for annexation Chambres De Reunion – feudal ports, French protected, etc…which met to discuss French claims August 1680, the Chambres De Reunion held at Breisach awarded the whole of Alsace to France
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