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Gustav III’s attitude towards French Revolution

Zbigniew Anusik

Przegląd Nauk Historycznych, 01 April 2017, Vol.16(1) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Gustav III’s attitude towards French Revolution
  • Autor: Zbigniew Anusik
  • Assuntos: Gustaw III ; Rewolucja Francuska 1789–1792 ; Szwecja W II Połowie XVIII W ; Polityka Zagraniczna Szwecji W II Połowie XVIII W ; Sytuacja Polityczna W Europie W II Połowie XVIII W ; History & Archaeology
  • É parte de: Przegląd Nauk Historycznych, 01 April 2017, Vol.16(1)
  • Descrição: Gustav III was a King of Sweden from 1771 till 1792. From the very beginning of his reign he was firmly associated with France. Thanks to its support, he made a monarchist coup d’état in August 1772. For the next fifteen years he was the closest ally of the court of Versailles. The internal crisis, which started in 1787, meant that France was no longer able to play the current role in the international arena. One of the first European politicians who became aware of that fact was Gustav III. In the years 1788–1790, against the position of France, he led war with Russia, which he ended in August 1790. There is no doubt that he did it because of the developments in France. The king had long been terribly afraid of any revolutions. And it was not about social or economic changes caused by revolution. It was so as the King of Sweden considered a revolution a destructive force threatening all the thrones. He was afraid that the example of France, where the position of the king weakened...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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