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in retrospect was Louis XIV's reign detrimental to the well being of France and Europe as a whole? He plunged Europe into 4 essentially world wars that drained the treasury and vast resources France had for modest territorial gain. inb4 muh infrastructure that shit didn't matter in the long run because the financial crisis XIV started FUCKED France's economy
>b-but muh Roussillon
was Mazarin, fuck off
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>>5955725
If he crossed the Dutch water line in 1672 imagine the paradise
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It was P*pe Innocent XI's doing.
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And yet basically everything he conquered is still part of France, while nothing that Napoleon conquered is part of France today.
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>>5956170
and it turns out it was in the pan atlantic interest was that france needed to be strong

without anglo-american intervention, france would never have regained E-L and probably lost artois to a belgian puppet state
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>>5956238

>and it turns out it was in the pan atlantic interest was that france needed to be strong

what. explain.
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>>5955725
>Ally with the turks while every christian east of the rhine is desperately trying to stop them
Name a more perfidious act in european history. I'll wait.



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