Louis XIV, who hates the Dutchmen like republicans, Protestants and monopolizers European commercial, declares the war (1672) to them and invades their territory with Turenne and Condé.
Holland, without union and army, seems out of state to defend itself; but the requirements of Louis XIV inspire with overcome the courage of despair; Guillaume d' Orange, high with the capacity by a revolution, bursts the dams of Holland, and forces the French to move back in front of the flood.
Spain and the emperor of Germany make alliance with him: France is attacked by a formidable coalition.
The countryside of 1674 is a series of victories: Cop stops Guillaume d' Orange with Senef; the king removes the Frank in Spain; Turenne, in an admirable campaign, drives out the Germans of Alsace, Duquesne beats the fleets of Holland and Spain.
In 1675 the Germans return to Alsace after the death of Turenne, but are pushed back by Condé.
In 1676 Duquesne makes itself main from the Mediterranean; in 1677 Luxembourg Guillaume with Cassel beats.
Victorious France imposes to its enemies the treaty of Nimègue which gives them the Frank and left the Flanders (1678-79).
France overcame Europe.