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British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution$
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H. M. Scott

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201953

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201953.001.0001

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The Coming of Peace, 1781–1783

The Coming of Peace, 1781–1783

(p.310) 12 The Coming of Peace, 1781–1783
British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution

H. M. Scott

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The situation was indeed made worse when the Anglo-Dutch War came to rise, since the Dutch were traditionally viewed as British allies. Because of the Gordon Riots and how embassy chapels were perceived to be a source of resentment to Protestant Englishmen, the standing of Britain in Europe was greatly weakened, as foreign diplomats were not given sufficient protection. While Catherine II's notion of Armed Neutrality reinforced the isolation of Britain through uniting the neutral states against the British, such made it difficult for the country to gain new allies. This chapter reveals that in such cases, political will and financial strength played a greater role in determining the outcome compared to the changes brought about mainly by limited warfare.

Keywords:   Anglo-Dutch War, British allies, foreign diplomat, Catherine II, Armed Neutrality, limited warfare

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