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France in the 18th century often didn't seem to press its advantages at the negotiating table. The most notable example came after the War of the Austrian Succession (1744-48), when France gave back the Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) to Austria even though it had conquered it, and conquering Belgium had been a long-time goal of France's. Apparently ...


all, I believe that if George III had turned his back on John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, this "slight" against them, would have been printed in pretty much EVERY newspaper whether British or American. What I think probably happened, was that the gentlemen were presented to the King, and much like the Queen does today, the King acknowledged them, and then ...

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