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p. 222. The French Revolutionary Wars, 1792–1802locked

  • Mike Rapport


France declared war on Austria in 1792 because the politically active in France naively thought it was a way to attain power. Shortly after, France plunged into Revolution and those same people were either killed or they fled. Rather than being a quick and easy victory, the war developed into a conflict which would engulf the whole of Europe. ‘The French Revolutionary Wars, 1792–1802’ looks at the events of the initial conflicts between France and the other nations of Europe, ending with Russian withdrawal from the European war and Britain's exhaustion, which provided France with an opportunity. The Treaty of Amiens in March 1802 ended the French Revolutionary Wars.

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