A Diplomatic Revolution, 1762–1764
The coming of peace at the beginning of 1763 inaugurated, for most of the combatants, a period of painful readjustment. Wartime partnerships dissolved when the war was over; and statesmen groped their way to new connections to meet the changed perspectives which the peace had brought. The international landmarks were altering their shape and shifting their position; old patterns were dissolving, new ones had not yet come into focus.
KeywordsForeign Policy Constitutional Reform French System Foreign Power Original Instruction
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