What was the Invasion of Curacao (1800)?

Introduction The Invasion of Curaçao in 1800 during the French Revolutionary Wars was launched by French forces against the Batavian Republic. The French had landed on the island on 22 July, and on 05 September attacked and captured a fort protecting the town of Willemstad, Curaçao. The American consul sent for help, and on 10… Read More

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What was the Quasi-War (1798-1800)?

Introduction The Quasi-War (French: Quasi-guerre) was an undeclared naval war fought from 1798 to 1800 between the United States and France. Most of the fighting took place in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast. The war originated in disputes over the application of the 1778 treaties of Alliance and Commerce between the two countries.… Read More