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Chaumont, Treaties of

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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405189224.2011.x


Series of agreements concluded on March 9, 1814, towards the end of the napoleonic wars . The Allies thereby committed themselves not to conclude any separate peace with the French emperor, and to maintain their coalition for a further twenty years. The treaties were largely the work of castlereagh , who feared that the alliance, reflecting potentially divergent interests, might readily dissolve in the face of napoleon i's military victories. The signatories agreed to maintain an army of 600,000 men in “rigorous pursuit of a war to end the miseries of Europe.” Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and the Prince of Orange were also invited to accept the Chaumont accords, which then provided the basis for the final peace agreement made at the vienna congress . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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