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  War of Devolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War of Devolution (May 24, 1667 – May 2, 1668) was a war between Louis XIV's France and Habsburg Spain fought in the Spanish Netherlands.
The war was the first of Louis' wars of territorial aggrandizement.
The War of Devolution thus led directly to the Franco-Dutch War of 1672–1678, with Charles II co-opted by Louis' gold to fight against the Dutch.
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 Franco-Dutch War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dutch War (1672–1678) was a war fought between France and a quadruple alliance consisting of Brandenburg, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and the United Provinces.
The war ended with the Treaty of Nijmegen (1678); this granted France control of the Franche-Comte (from Spain).
Louis was forced to abandon his plans of conquering the Dutch and revert to a slow, cautious war of attrition around the French frontiers.
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 Famous Historic Battles
A civil war in England, an English coalition with France, an attack by Louis, and James choosing a Catholic as the successor to the throne instead of William's wife Mary, were all possibilities that spurred William and his forces to proceed into England and land in Devon on 5 November, 1688 (Maguire 37).
The war turned in 1758, first with the capture of Louisburg and then Fort Ticonderoga, followed on 13 September 1759 by the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Canada), in which General de Montcalm was killed and by the fall of Quebec on 18 September.
War of the First Coalition (1793-97) This was part of the struggle which followed the French revolutionary wars, with the great dynastic powers of Europe trying to reverse the outcome of the revolution and restore the French monarchy.
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 Online edition of Daily News - Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Opposition to the principle of devolution of power by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, a party that claims to be socialist is difficult to comprehend.
The basic concept of socialism is the devolving of power to the people at all levels from the centre and the province right down to the village and the work place, so that they can take decisions on matters that affect their lives appropriate to each level.
Further devolution of power to the village has been practised in Sri Lanka during the time of the ancient kings, before the advent of the European colonial powers.
www.dailynews.lk /2003/10/17/pol05.html   (457 words)

  
 Wikinfo | War of Devolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The War of Devolution (1667 - 68) saw fighting between France and the Triple Alliance of 1668 (England, Sweden, and the United Provinces).
The war's name stems from a quote by the French King Louis XIV, who argued that Spanish territory in the Netherlands should "devolve" to him.
France justified starting the war on the grounds that Spain owed Louis a dowry for his marriage to Maria Theresa of Spain.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=War_of_Devolution   (178 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - devolution
Devolution, War of the, also called the Queen's War, one of the wars of conquest initiated by Louis XIV, king of France.
Devolution of authority from the central government to the regions continued to be a major concern during 1990.
In 1989 a bilingual, self-governing Brussels region, on a par with Dutch-speaking Flanders in the north and French-speaking Wallonia in the south, had been established, as part of the...
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 The Complete Military History Of France
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
War of the Augsburg League / King William's War / French and Indian War -Lost, but claimed as a tie.
The War also gave the French their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved ever since.
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 AllRefer.com - Devolution, War of (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Devolution, War of, 1667–68, undertaken by Louis XIV for the conquest of the Spanish Netherlands.
On her marriage to Louis, Marie ThErEse, daughter of Philip IV of Spain, had renounced her rights of inheritance in return for a large dowry.
Blaming Spain for having failed to pay the stipulated dowry, Louis declared war and invoked an old law of Brabant providing that property might "devolve" upon the children of a first marriage : in this case upon Marie ThErEse (rather than upon Charles II of Spain).
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 The Wargamer - 1000 Years of War in Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The war continues in 1633 with Wallenstein invading Silesia, defeating the Swedes under Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar at the Battle of Steinau.
Fresh from victory in the English civil war and the beheading of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell invades Ireland, sacking Drogheda and Wexford (1649).
Czar Alexis declares war on Poland, occupying Smolensk (1654) and ending in 1667 with the cessation of Kiev to Russia.
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 AP Modern European History Mid
War •• Hundred Years' War, common name given to the series of armed conflicts, broken by a number of truces and peace treaties, that were waged from 1337 to 1453 between the two great European powers at that time, England and France.
The war was waged in 1667 and 1668 on the pretext of Louis's claim to the unpaid dowry.
War of Jenkins’ Ear •• Commercial rivalry between Britain and Spain produced the War of Jenkins' Ear--named for the alleged mutilation of an English sea captain by the Spanish--in 1739.
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 Devolution by Brainwashing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is difficult to see how the devolution package can provide a lasting solution when the influential EPRLF leader Douglas Devananda is on record in the Daily News of 11th February 1997 as saying that the proposals will be a useful starting point for negotiations.
Opponents of devolution rose to the bait and responded by denouncing the "dustbin" remark as an insult to the Sinhala race and to Buddhism, demanding apologies, organising demonstrations, and smashing coconuts.
The wise course of action would be to recognise that devolution anywhere is a complex and irreversible exercise, and that it is vital that any dangers foreseen are openly discussed and not dismissed out of hand.
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 [The Harborsite] French Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hundred Years War - Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman." Italian Wars - Lost.
Wars of Religion - France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.
The War also gave the French their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved every since.
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 Search Results for "Devolution"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Devolution, War of, 1667-68, undertaken by Louis XIV for the conquest of the Spanish Netherlands.
This began a series of wars of conquest by Louis XIV.
An abortive coup by communists in 1965 led to the gradual devolution of power from Sukarno to the army, with Suharto assuming power in 1967....
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 Mountain View Councilmember Rosemary Stasek
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by an Italian.
War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War - Lost, but claimed as a tie.
World War I - Tied And on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States and Britain.
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 War of Devolution --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Devolution was a local custom governing the inheritance of land in certain provinces of the Spanish Netherlands, by which daughters of a first marriage were preferred to sons of subsequent marriages; and Louis XIV of France began the war on the pretext that this…
The War of 1812 with Great Britain was one of three wars (the others were the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict) that did not end in unmistakable victories.
Because of this the wars were called the Wars of the Roses.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9030165   (763 words)

  
 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Louis XIV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On his deathbed, Louis confessed to his young successor that he had "loved war too much." Well over half his reign witnessed major armed conflicts, including the War of Devolution (1667-1668), the Dutch War (1672-1678), the War of the Grand Alliance (1688-1697), and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714).
After the Dutch War he was hailed both as Louis the Great and as the Sun King, in reference to the fact that he took the sun as his emblem.
So adamant was he to inspect his troops that one courtier called him "the king of reviews." He was served by the capable although brutal war minister, the marquis de Louvois, who, along with his father and previous war minister Michel Le Tellier, did much to rationalize French administration and supply.
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 The War of Devolution, 1667-1668
After the 30 Years War (1618-1648) and the Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659), Spain was exhausted, while France, under Louis XIV.'s able Superintendent of Finances, Colbert, became prosperous and established a standing army.
France declared war; French forces under the command of Turenne occupied Flanders, while another French force under Conde took Franche Comte (1668).
The Treaty of Aachen 1668 did not solve the problem, as Spain did not regain her ability to defend the Spanish Netherlands and the Franche Comte, and as France maintained a superior military power, again and again attempted to enter into bids for more territory and hegemony over continental Europe.
www.zum.de /whkmla/military/17cen/devolution.html   (299 words)

  
 FUQ QDB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hundred Years War: Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare: *France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman.* Italian Wars: Lost.
War of the Augsburg League/King William’s War/French and Indian War: Lost, but claimed as a tie.
World War I: Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States.
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 Nine Years War
A Volley and Bayonet variant for the Nine Year's War, 1688-1697, also known as the War of the League of Augsburg or the War of the Grand Alliance.
The Nine Year's War (or War of the League of Augsburg, hereafter referred to as LOA for short) was the last of the general European "pike and shot" wars.
Instead of raising a bodyguard of horse or of foot which may fight, as in previous wars of the century, now they were raising battalions and cavalry regiments that held position in the lines of battle.
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 Personalities of Louisiana: Louis XIV
War of Devolution ends at the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
Louis goes to war with William of Orange in the Dutch War.
Louvois, who has been Secretary of State for War since his father died in 1666, dies himself and Louis takes charge of the administration of the conflict.
www.enlou.com /people/louisxiv-bio.htm   (908 words)

  
 GJWalberg.com: Ameri-CAN, not Ameri-CAN'T   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thirty Years War France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her
War of the Augsburg League / King William's War / French and Indian War Lost, but claimed as a tie.
War on Terrorism France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe.
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 Le Brun 17th Century Engravings
The Treaty of Aachen (Aix la Chapelle) ends the War of Devolution and allows France to keep the fortified towns conquered in 1667 (Lille, Tournai, Douai).
The treaty of Aix la Chapelle was placed under the guarantee of Great Britain, Sweden and Holland, by a convention signed at the Hague on the 7th of May 1669, to which Spain acceded.
In 1667- 1668 French armies occupied the Spanish Netherlands and the Franche Comte in the WAR OF DEVOLUTION.
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 King Louis XIV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During his reign as king, France participated in several wars including the War of Devolution, in Anglo-Dutch War, and the War of the Spanish Succession.
In the War of Devolution against the Spanish Netherlands and in the later Anglo-Dutch War France acquired territory in Flanders.
He further enlarged the military and entered into many wars in which he lost a great deal of her newly acquired territories and increased the national debt even more.
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 French and the War With Iraq.... hehe a little joke.... - www.ezboard.com
Hey guys i got an email from the marines in the embassy at Doha, Qatar(just incase any of you guys don't know where that is just think middle east).
-Thirty years war- France is technecally not a particapant but manages to get incaded anyway.claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.
-War of the Spanish succession-Lost the war also gave the french their first taste of malbororough, which they have loved ever since.
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 CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, NEOCON
hristopher Hitchens continues his devolution as the War Party's favorite leftist, and by the time he's done he may have invented a whole new school of thought: but, hey, come to think of it, he's about 30 years too late: the neoconservatives beat him to it.
Tel Aviv, it seems to me, is a far more likely target — and the Israelis seem to agree, as indicated by their furious war preparations and their relentless lobbying for a U.S. strike, the sooner the better.
Big Oil won't suffer from this war: ordinary people, who have to drive to work, will pay the price at the gas pump, and in the tax increase that is sure to come no matter which party is defiling the White House.
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 French Military Prowess Revisited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, the American fascination with personal hygiene (a fascination totally foreign to French women) incites widespread use of condoms by American soldiers, thus precluding any improvement in the French bloodline.
16 - First Vietnamese war (in Vietnamese circles, known as "the scrimmage", or "the exhibition game" where the varsity squad is kept on the sideline to see how the second string will play) - Lost.
When it becomes clear that this is a "no-kidding war," Jacques Chirac looks at his cards and immediately surrenders to that old warhorse, Gerhard Schroeder.
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 DEVOLUTION, WAR OF (166... - Online Information article about DEVOLUTION, WAR OF (166...
WAR OF (1667-68), the name applied to the war which arose out of See also:
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 Scotsman.com News - Alexander attacks devolution 'turf war'
Writing in today's Scotland on Sunday, Douglas Alexander, the Minister for Europe, declares that Labour politicians in both Holyrood and Westminster need to get over their obsession with which of them is in charge, and should focus instead on delivering for the voters.
He speaks of his disbelief that, despite being a campaigner for devolution, some in the party have questioned his commitment to a Scottish Parliament.
In his article, Alexander, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, declares: "Too often, the view seems to be it is not what you do - it's the place where you do it.
news.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=296872006   (578 words)

  
 French war efforts - History Forum
When advised that France had announced it would not assist, become allied with or otherwise support the US in any war on Iraq, Ross Perot reportedly observed astutely: "Having to go to war without France is sorta like having to go deer hunting without an accordion".
Hence the bloody Thirty Years War which cost 1/4 of the population of central Europe greatly secured France's dominance on the continent.
Now with the end of the Cold War and the formation of the EU it will be interesting to see how things take shape from here.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=886   (1564 words)

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