Louis XIV and the Dutch War - Louis XIV and The Dutch War...

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Louis XIV and The Dutch War Monday, September 27 th / 2010 Dutch republic was a small state in terms of population Dutch republic was a serious economic rival of the French State Colbert was a conger to the cause France of Louis XIV became persuaded that France itself could only secure its frontiers within Europe Belgium = the common place for battle Conquer to gain a better position later on Sweden + Spain = careful diplomatic courtship for Louis XIV Charles II still wanted to reestablish England’s allegiance to the church Charles II wanted personal, absolute rule English House of Commons had some control over the power (of what the King could do…there were some limits). Charles II saw a source of independent income (by offering hi s navy and army to the French, and engaging in the attack on the Dutch Republic), would give him a source of income above parliament Treaty of Dover (June 1670), Charles II signed on to the war of aggression against the Dutch Republic (for a full military engagement)
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course HISTORY 103 taught by Professor D.smyth during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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