Frederick of Prussia discovers secret articles of the Russo-Austrian treaty

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Frederick the Great of Prussia learns of the secret articles of the Russo-Austrian treaty of June 1746, and responds angrily to the discovery. Britain refuses to support Russia with military aid, which arguably prevents the incident from leading to a war. France informs Britain that if Prussia is attacked, she will be bound, under the treaty of June 1741, to aid Frederick the Great in his cause.

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Editors. "Frederick of Prussia discovers secret articles of the Russo-Austrian treaty". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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