Talk:War of the Second Coalition

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Archduke Johann of Austria[edit]

Was 8 years old at the time of the Battle of Hohenlinden. Are you sure there wasn't more than one? Slac speak up! 12:39, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

No, the Archduke Johann of Austria of Hohenlinden was 18 years old at the time. He was the figurehead commander of the Habsburg army which fought at Hohenlinden. It was not uncommon for a Habsburg to be given the titular command whereas the chief of staff would then be the practical leader of the army. -- fdewaele, 9 February 2008, 14:08.

Quasi-War and War of the Second Coalition[edit]

I'm trying to add a section to explain why the Quasi-War is mentioned in the info-box to this page, but I can't really think of any other links (apart from the fact that they happened at the same time and France was involved with both) between the Quasi-War and this war. Does someone else with more knowledge willing to help me out here? DeeRD (talk) 16:01, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
The United States was not a party to any of the European alliances, but it was peripherally involved. France demanded that the U.S. participate on its side of the French Revolutionary Wars because of a mutual-assistance treaty that had been concluded during the American Revolution. The U.S. took the position that the treaty had no validity because it had been concluded with the Kingdom of France, not the French Republic. (In that era, treaties were often viewed as between governments, not nations.) The U.S. concluded a pact with Britain (the Jay Treaty) in 1795, giving Britain favorable trade terms. The French, at war with Britain, responded by attacking U.S. shipping. The U.S. and Britain then co-operated in defense against French attacks, which made the U.S. a co-belligerent to the allies of the Second Coalition. Later on in the Napoleonic era, the U.S. was a co-belligerent on the French side, against Great Britain, in what we call the War of 1812. Jsc1973 (talk) 19:31, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
thanks a lot for that! I remember reading that from the source I was looking at but I guess the pieces just didn't fit together for me. DeeRD (talk) 22:32, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Quasi-War should not be included.[edit]

By definition, the USA cannot be included in the War of the Second Coalition because they were not members of the alliance. The Quasi-War was an undeclared naval conflict which has no relation to this conflict beyond the fact that it involved one of the participants. This just seems like a fairly arbitrary attempt to shoehorn in a reference to the USA in a war that really doesn't concern it in any way. (talk) 11:54, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

National Convention[edit]

In the section of "War of the First Coalition" the article says that National Convention declared war on Austria in April. However it wasn't until September that Convention was created. So, I think we should just write "Revolutionary France declared war on Austria" --Tokoko (talk) 07:58, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

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It clearly says in the article Napoleonic Wars, 'The Second Coalition was formed in 1798 by Austria, Great Britain, the Kingdom of Naples, the Ottoman Empire, the Papal States, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and other states.' elmasmelih 21:01, 30 August 2014 (UTC)