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French Military Victories (part 2/2)

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Published on Nov 25, 2008

Chronology by SKITEUFR - Montage by the Cajun.

Music : "la marche des combattants" de JB Lully ; "le Chant du Départ et "la Marseillaise" interprétés par les chœurs de l'Armée Française.

Wars won by the FRENCH (part2/2) :
- French religion war, England failed to protect French protestants
at Siege of La rochelle and retreated in 1628.
- Thirty years war (1618 - 1648) Victory over Spain,
France becomes more powerfull nation of Europe
- War of Devolution (1667 - 1668)
- Franco Dutch war (1672 - 1678)
- War of the Reunions (1683 - 1684)
- 9 years war (1688 - 1697)
- King William's war (1689 - 1697)
- War of the Spanish succession (1701 - 1714) Victories at
the end of the conflict, Prince Philippe of France, King Louis XIV nephew,
become King of Spain. Until today, the King of Spain is a Bourbon

- War of Quadruple Alliance (1718 - 1720)
- War of Polish Succession (1733 - 1738)
French victory but Stanislas will not reign over Poland.
He will have the duchy of Lorraine that will be definitely annexed by France at his death, according to the treaty
- Austrian succession war (1740 - 1748) British surrendered
the Netherlands that King of France gave back with chivalry
"I'm the king of France, not a shop owner..."
- King george's war (1740 - 1748)
- First Carnatic war (1744 - 1748)

- American revolutionary war (1775 -1783) Lafayette and French
help heavily contributed to american success

- French Revolutionary wars (1792 - 1802), (1st and 2nd coalition wars)
French revolutionary armies conquered Europe,
Britain recognised the conquests at treaty of Amiens
- War of the Oranges (1801)
- War of third Coalition (1805)
- War of Fourth Coalition (1806 - 1807)
- War of Fifth Coalition (1809)
- French corsairs attacks on British commercial fleet (Surcouf)
- Franco trarzan war (1825)

Colonial wars
- Conquest of Algeria (1830)
- Mandingo wars (1883 1898)
- Dahomey wars (1890 1894)
- Franco siamese war (1893). Laos ceded to France
- Wadai war (1909 1911)
- Rif war (1920), Franco Spanish victory
- French mandate of Syria (1920)

- Greek war of Independence (1821 1829)
- First carlist war (1833 1839)
- Pastry war (1838)
- Crimean war (1854 - 1856), first war fought with Britain as ally...
- Second Opium war (1856 1860)
- Second Italian war of Independance (1859) Absolute victory over
austrians that allowed North Italy to unite
- Sino French war (1884 - 1885) occupation of Taiwan and Tonkin Protectorate assured
- Boxer rebellion ( 1899 1901)
- WW1 (1914 - 1918)
- WW2 (1939 - 1945) Despite 1940's defeat, French free dorces fought
with allies until the end of the war
- Algerian independance (1954 - 1962) French army success but
diplomatic negociations led Algerians to their independance
- Until now, various NATO and UNO missions in the world
(Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Haiti, DR Congo...)

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