The Balance Of Power, 1715-1789

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArthur Hassall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...alliance. His treaty made with France in 1741 would expire in June 1756, and he declared that on its expiry he would be ready to consider the whole question of a new alliance. The French Government, though involved in negotiations with Austria, was desirous, if possible, of obtaining some more definite declarations of policy from Frederick, and decided to send the Due de Nivernais to Berlin. But though every moment was of importance, a long and disastrous delay took place between the appointment of Nivernais and his arrival at Berlin. During that interval events had occurred which enabled Frederick to see that his safest policy was to ally with England. It had been recognised early in 1755 by English statesmen that war with France was inevitable, and that the French would attack the Austrian Netherlands and invade, England Hanover. A treaty with Hesse for a supply of prepares for 12,ooo troops was concluded, and Austria was "' invited to renew her alliance with England. Early in 1755 the English Government had made a definite offer respecting the defence of the Austrian Netherlands. England would employ Hessians, and would conclude an alliance with Russia, if Austria on her part would send an army of some 25,ooo men to strengthen the garrisons in the Barrier towns. Kaunitz met this proposal in May with a polite refusal. There was no danger, he asserted, of hostilities breaking out; such preparations as the Rritish Government suggested might lead to the invasion which it dreaded, and should war be declared by France, the reinforcements demanded would arrive too late. Holderness, the English Secretary of State, at once recognised the meaning of Kaunitz' attitude, and the fact that the Anglo-Austrian alliance had come to an end. Austria,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...alliance. His treaty made with France in 1741 would expire in June 1756, and he declared that on its expiry he ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217572111

ISBN - 13:9780217572118

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