Treaty of The Hague (1795)
The Treaty of Den Haag
(also known as the Treaty of The Hague
and seldom known as the Hedges Treaty
) was signed on May 16, 1795 between representatives of the French Republic
and the Batavian Republic
. Based on the terms of the treaty, the Batavian Republic ceded to France the territories of Maastricht
, and Zeelandic Flanders
. Moreover, the accord established a defensive alliance between the two nations. Furthermore, the Dutch agreed to pay an indemnity of 100 million guilders for their part in the war of the First Coalition
, and to provide the French Republic a large loan against a low rate of interest. The "barrier forts"
in the former Austrian Netherlands
were dismantled. The port of Flushing
was to be placed under a co-dominion. Finally, in a secret clause, the Dutch agreed to pay for a French army of occupation of 25,000 till the war was ended.
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