HIS103 - The Peace of Utrecht and the 18th century balance of power

HIS103 - The Peace of Utrecht and the 18th century balance of power

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th Century Balance of Power Monday, October 18 th / 2010 August 24 th , 1744, the crowd estimated to be 1,000,000 strong 25 th , August, 1744, tanks drove into the central places of Paris The birthplace of liberty/equality our basic political value…that France that became a political icon seems to be down and out, and was prostrate before its invading enemies, and its destruction was guaranteed You cannot buy the coverage necessary to ensure the withstanding of a state In the spring of 1709, Louis XIV made an appeal to his people, and he began recruiting his people to be soldiers once more Louis turned to the Southern Netherlands VIllar constructed emergency defensive lines to prevent the invasions (around Marlborough) As they laid siege to the town, Villar struck September 11 th / 1709 – two armies clashed at Malpaquet Villar was outnumbered by military services/weapons Not everything went quite to plan – the French rebuffed The Dutch Republic would eventually be destroyed forever due to Malpaquet (buried the Dutch Republic) The French slowly began to give ground, however; as the ally moved in, the French mobilized their recovery, and the critical moment was about to be seen Villar was struck down By the later afternoon, the pressure of the allied force began to take its toll
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HIS103 - The Peace of Utrecht and the 18th century balance of power

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