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According to the OP's own link, "Britain began military preparations in late 1792 and declared that war was inevitable unless France gave up its conquests, notwithstanding French assurances they would not attack Holland or annex the Low Countries." France felt that she needed the outposts that she had captured in (modern) Belgium to further her Revolution. ...


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On one level it was an ill-adviced, emotional response to perceived provocations. Immediately prior to the declaration, relations between Britain and France had deteriorated to such a point that the French ambassador to Britain, the Marquis de Chauvelin, was expelled on 24 January 1793. his return to Paris was regarded with indignation: Chauvelin's ...



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