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  •  Chuck II in the service of Louis XIV? (0+ / 0-)

    Apply some standards of statecraft, and he's a total louse.  Taking payment from a foreign warmongering absolutist/ Catholic fanatic is not good.

    •  In service eh? What did Louis get? (1+ / 0-)
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      a gilas girl

      Charles renegged like mad. He was the king of the kited check, and that includes Louis. His "service" to Louis amounted to "not war." That's it.

      Meanwhile, he promised everything, delivered nothing, and got gold. This was a pattern he repeated with his courtiers, the Spanish, the Dutch, and everyone else. For a restored crown, it was masterful.

      I actually think you're missing the real statecraft here.

      Everyone is innocent of some crime.

      by The Geogre on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 10:40:26 AM PST

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