Treaty of the Hague

   In this peace treaty, signed on 16 May 1795, France and the new Batavian Republicagreed to a defenseal liance; a promise by the Republic not to conclude a separate peace with Great Britain; the delivery to France of 30 men-of-war and part of the Republic’s armyunder French command; a garrison of French troops (25,000) on the Republic’s territory at its own cost; the cession to France of part of Flanders, the towns of Maastricht and Venlo, and the harbor of Vlissingen; and the payment of 100 million guilders as compensation for the French military “liberation.” The Patriots, who seized power after the Batavian Revolution in Janu ary 1795, were blamed for the harsh conditions of this “amicable” treaty.

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