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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 9:33 p.m. PST

"Sometimes the French Wars are broken down into different parts. For example, the period 1792-1799 can be called the Revolutionary Wars; the period 1799-1815 is sometimes known as the age of the Napoleonic Wars; the whole period 1792-1815 is that of the French Wars.

In an attempt to prevent France from over-running the whole of Europe, Pitt was eager to see the establishment of coalitions. European armies could then fight France on land and allow the Royal Navy to deal with the French fleets. The aim of the various coalitions was to combine European monarchies against the French Revolutionaries (that is, the Jacobin Republic) who (like the Americans before them) were influenced by ideals – in the case of the French, liberty, equality, fraternity and democracy…"
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