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War of the Grand Alliance

The War of the Grand Alliance (War of the League of Augsburg or the Nine Years War) was a war which lasted from 1688 to 1697.

The war was fought between France and the League of Augsburg (which, by 1689, was known as the "Grand Alliance").

France had expected assistance from England, during this war; but, after the Glorious Revolution (1689) -- England sided with the League of Augsburg, thus forming the Grand Alliance. This war was fought, not only in Europe, but also in North America; where it is known as King William's War. The period was marked by famine and recession. The war was ended by the Treaty of Ryswick (1697).

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