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Batavian Republic

BATAVIAN REPUBLIC One of the sister Republics of revolutionary France, it replaced the UNITED PROVINCES (Dutch Republic) in 1795, French troops having occupied the entire Republic in 1794-5.   A provisional government had been formed in February 1795 and in May … Continue reading

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Austrian Netherlands

AUSTRIAN NETHERLANDS In 1714, at the end of the War of Spanish Succession, the southern Netherlands, previously Spanish, came under Austrian rule.   The districts around Tournai and Ypres, French since 1668 and 1678 respectively, were also handed over to the … Continue reading

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