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French conquest of Corsica 1768-69

mrhistory2

I think osprey should do a men-at-arms on the French conquest of Corsica in 1768-69. in 1755,Corsica declared independence as a independent nation led by their leader,Pasquale Paoli. there were 2 battles at Borgo and Ponte Novu. Corsica thus became a French territory. as a note of trivia,Napoleon was born in Corscia in 1769,the same year the French conquered the Island. 1769 was also the year Victor Hugo's fictional character Jean Valjean from Les Miserables was born. BTW today is Corscia a independent republic?, still ruled by France,or by another European country?

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MarkL
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"Corsica is a territorial collectivity (French collectivité territoriale), but is considered a region in mainstream usage, and is even shown as such on the INSEE website."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9gion_in_France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_collectivity

So in short, Corsica is still ruled by France.
Posted: 28-Dec-2012 16:47

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Loïc
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the Corsicans fought more against the Republic of Genoa than the French, 1769 is the end of 40 years of endemic war where France Austria Spain sent troops - 1731-33 first Austrian intervention (15 000men) -1737-41 French intervention - 1746 & 1748 others Austrian and French interventions - 1748-53 & 1755-59 and since 1764 French garrison
Posted: 29-Dec-2012 00:14

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1781
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eh,I'll just take a book on the battle of Ponto Novu.
Posted: 06-May-2013 15:39

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