Accession Number:

ADA102901

Title:

A Decision for War: The Formulation of English Foreign Policy from September 1754 to July 1755.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

171.0

Abstract:

This essay examines the formulation of English policy toward France from September 1754 to July 1755. During this period Anglo-French relations went through a transformation from the watchful peace established at Aix-la-Chapelle to a state of undeclared war. By using as a framework the negotiations between London and Versailles aimed at resolving the boundary disputes in North America, this study details in chronological order the progress of English diplomacy toward both the continent and the colonies from the receipt of the news of Washingtons capitulation at Fort Necessity to the rupture of Anglo-French relations ten months later. This work provides a basis for the continued discussion into the origins of the Great War for Empire, the complex interrelationships between Europe and her overseas possessions in the eighteenth century, and their impact upon continental diplomacy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE