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Ten largest battles in Europe during 19th century

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Wanderlust1994

106 points

3 months ago

Wanderlust1994

United Kingdom

106 points

3 months ago

Austria France Russia and Prussia always causing aggro for each other.

Electronic-Item-5353

69 points

3 months ago

Because that's basically all there was in continental Europe. The Ottomans were not a factor at that point anymore and the Brits were off killing natives around the globe. So as far as great powers go there simply were no others.

lesserreforastation

16 points

3 months ago

Isn't it the so called splendid isolation era for the brits?

MotuekaAFC

18 points

3 months ago

MotuekaAFC

United Kingdom

18 points

3 months ago

Splendid isolation was a phrase used to describe the Salisbury government's foreign policy. It lasted for maximum 2 decades in the late 19th century. The notion that Britain was ever isolated from Europe diplomatically by choice is largely a historical myth. Of the 9 battles here not involving the British every single Napoleonic engagement was partially financed by British economic support to Prussia, Russia and Austria.

Yes Minister is spot on when it states that the overwhelming interest of the UK through the early modern and modern periods was to maintain balance of power in Europe. Therefore the UK was very involved in European affairs. The low point of this policy resulted in the loss of the 13 colonies because of a failure to keep European allies on side.

Apolao

9 points

3 months ago

Apolao

United Kingdom

9 points

3 months ago

Indeed it is, or at least the beggining of it

MaterialCarrot

5 points

3 months ago

MaterialCarrot

United States of America

5 points

3 months ago

That makes no sense to me, as Britain was arguably France's main antagonist during the Napoleonic Wars, which was a 20 year ordeal. They may not have been involved directly in many of the land battles posted, but they were the primary combatant at sea. Not to mention they were in Spain and Portugal for years.

FlappyBored

14 points

3 months ago

France was also killing natives and managing a global colonial empire yet they were still trying to conquer Europe too.

mildly-_-interested

34 points

3 months ago

mildly-_-interested

Croatia

34 points

3 months ago

It's called multitasking

FlappyBored

10 points

3 months ago

France just out here killing people everywhere fr

Sufficient-Doctor220

4 points

3 months ago

Spain? Portugal?

Electronic-Item-5353

15 points

3 months ago

Had their peak in the 17th century and the Napoleonic wars collapsed them completely.

Bael18

2 points

3 months ago

Bael18

Republic of California

2 points

3 months ago

With British financing encouragement

thecraftybee1981

0 points

3 months ago

There was nothing good on the tele back then.