Outlines for “a history of the Modern World” 9th Edition


Foreign Affairs: Conflict with English and French



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Foreign Affairs: Conflict with English and French

  1. 1651 England passes the Navigation Act

      1. Ships carrying goods to England or England’s colonies must be from England or the country of origin – not middle party

      2. aimed directly at the Dutch

      3. Dutch must salute English ships when in the English Channel

  2. 1652 – 1674 three wars take place

      1. English take New Amsterdam

  3. 1667 Louis XIV takes the Spanish Netherlands (southern provinces) and the French Comte

  4. Dutch form the Triple Alliance with the English and the Swedes

      1. Louis XIV drops claim to Spanish Netherlands briefly

  5. 1673 Louis XIV took three provinces of the Spanish Netherlands

      1. Dutch are unable to defend them against the French army

  6. 1673 Dutch make William III stadholder and make the office hereditary

      1. William III moved the Dutch toward absolutism and works to centralize his power with limited success

      2. William III develops a new alliance

        1. Denmark, Brandenburg, Austria, and Spain

        2. Dutch and Hapsburg alliance illustrates the complete shift to balance of power politics

      3. Treaty of Nimwegaen (1678)

        1. unstable peace is made with France

        2. Spain loses the French Comte to France

        3. HRE loses city-states in Flanders to France

      4. Dutch provinces are preserved


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