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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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Moreover, the aim of the coalition wars was not only to stop the revolution before and Napoleon after, but also to restore the monarchy in France, because the ideas of the revolution put at risk all the dinasty of Europe. The legitimate king of France and his supporter (mainly the nobility) were guests and allies of the members of the coalitions. An ...



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