Treaty of Versailles (1758)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Third Treaty of Versailles)
Jump to: navigation, search
For other treaties of this name, see Treaty of Versailles (disambiguation).

The Treaty of Versailles of 1758 confirmed the treaties signed at Versailles in 1756 and 1757 between Austria and France. However, it also revoked the 1757 treaty's agreement to create an independent state in the Southern Netherlands ruled by Philip, Duke of Parma - that area instead remained under Austrian rule.

The French, who were expecting a swift victory against the Prussia-considering the huge coalition it has made with Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony- were caught up with the reality of the war. Although the decision to install a Bourbon monarch in the Austrian Netherlands was revoked, the treaty greatly hastened the ever-increasing desire of the coalition to not only defeat, but destroy Prussia itself. The treaty seems to serve more as a moral guarantee to the coalition than an actual alliance, as they suffered the undisputed strings of defeats in the hand of the British and Prussia since 1759.