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In 1803, about 25 years after France bankrolled the American Revolution, she received $15 million from the new republic for the purchase of "Louisiana," a territory she nearly lost in the Seven Years' War, and was about to lose again. This was an unforeseeable, but not totally unforeseen result; France hoped to trade with the new "American" nation. Nobles ...
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