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Foreign Policy

Relationships with other countries:

  • Friendship with Spain- counterbalance of French power
  • owed the Duke of Brittany-sheltered him from yorkists
  • France and England traditional rivals
  • HRE and Burgundy major trading partners
  • Italy divided and competing for power.


  • Focused on tarde, dynastic expansion and his succession.
  • Created truces between potentially dangerous neighbours
  • long term alliance with Spain- deepened by Catherine and Arthurs marriage


  • Moved to absorb Brittany- weakened Eng millitary…


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