1674 The Treaty of Westminster

Yes, yes, most people have never heard of the Third Anglo-Dutch War or the treaty that ended it. Truthfully, it is not exactly the most thrilling bit of military or diplomatic history, but it is notable for a few major trades.


Most notably, the English ceded possession of Suriname to the Dutch, as well as the islands of Tobago, Saba, St Eustatius, and Tortola. The Dutch finally gave up their one possession on the North American continent that the two nations had been fighting over for decades: New Amsterdam.

Granted, today is actually the anniversary of the English signing the treaty, not the full ratification of the treaty, but hey, I thought you might find it interesting.




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