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Spanish Succession, War of the

A European war (1701–14), provoked by the death of the Spanish king Charles II without issue. The Grand Alliance of Britain, the Netherlands, and the Holy Roman Emperor threw back a French invasion of the Low Countries and prevented Spain and France from being united under one crown.

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Syllabification: Span·ish Suc·ces·sion, War of the

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