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 Roussillonwas Mazarin, fuck off
>>5955725If he crossed the Dutch water line in 1672 imagine the paradise
It was P*pe Innocent XI's doing.
And yet basically everything he conquered is still part of France, while nothing that Napoleon conquered is part of France today.
>>5956170and it turns out it was in the pan atlantic interest was that france needed to be strongwithout anglo-american intervention, france would never have regained E-L and probably lost artois to a belgian puppet state
>>5956238>and it turns out it was in the pan atlantic interest was that france needed to be strongwhat. explain.
>>5955725>Ally with the turks while every christian east of the rhine is desperately trying to stop themName a more perfidious act in european history. I'll wait.