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Offline AdamPHayes

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Louis XIVs invasion of Egypt
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:19:54 PM »
I read some history way back about the possibility that Louis XIV might have been persuaded to invade Egypt instead of fighting fellow Europeans. Obviously it didn't happen but it might have been a strategic masterstroke for the French if it had. (English power held in check by the Dutch and France has control of a crucial trade route to the East...) Anyway, a good enough reason to base a Donnybrook game in Egypt.

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Offline Metternich

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Re: Louis XIVs invasion of Egypt
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 05:36:12 PM »
Louis XIV was allied with the Ottomans from time-to-time in their struggle against the Hapsburgs.  A North African galley fleet (slavers and pirates, ostensibly Ottoman feudatories) once wintered in Marseilles.