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The Franco-Dutch War, often called simply the Dutch War (French: La Guerre de Hollande) (167278) was a war fought by France, Sweden, the Bishopric of Münster, the Archbishopric of Cologne and England against the United Netherlands, which were later joined by the Austrian Habsburg lands, Brandenburg and Spain to form a quadruple alliance. The war ended with the Treaty of Nijmegen of 1678, which granted France control of the Franche-Comté and some cities in Flanders and Hainaut (all formerly controlled by Spain).

A reason for France's attack against the United Provinces was the support given by that Republic to Spain during the War of Devolution (166768). A primary objective of Louis XIV was to gain the support of England. England felt threatened by the growing naval power of the United Provinces and Louis XIV agreed to financially support the English with three million pounds annually. Sweden agreed to indirectly support the invasion of the United Provinces, by threatening Brandenburg if that state should intervene in the war against France.

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The Franco-Dutch War, often called simply the Dutch War (French: La Guerre de Hollande) (167278) was a war fought by France, Sweden, the Bishopric of Münster, the Archbishopric of Cologne and England against the United Netherlands, which were later joined by the Austrian Habsburg lands, Brandenburg and Spain to form a quadruple alliance. The war ended with the Treaty of Nijmegen of 1678, which granted France control of the Franche-Comté and some cities in Flanders and Hainaut (all formerly controlled by Spain).

A reason for France's attack against the United Provinces was the support given by that Republic to Spain during the War of Devolution (166768). A primary objective of Louis XIV was to gain the support of England. England felt threatened by the growing naval power of the United Provinces and Louis XIV agreed to financially support the English with three million pounds annually. Sweden agreed to indirectly support the invasion of the United Provinces, by threatening Brandenburg if that state should intervene in the war against France. More...

 
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