When did France give up its claim to Wallonia?

deaf tuner

Ad Honoris
Oct 2013
14,071
Europix
#14
So, what did they speak?
All sorts of "patois" (vernacular languages, or dialects if You prefer), and even not romance patois amongst those. French (and Flemish in north) imposed themselves much later (starting in the end of 19th c) with the generalized schooling.

French was spoken only by the upper class (regardless being in what we call today Wallonia or Flanders) in the period of this thread.
 
Mar 2014
37
Paris (France)
#15
So, France wanted to annex most of Belgium in 1830 in order to increase its own strength?
Actually, no "France" didn't want it : Talleyrand wanted. The king Louis-Philippe didn't want other european countries to think France will start another war. The Belgium wanted first to give the crown to Louis-Philippe's son but the king refused to do so.
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
17,895
SoCal
#17
All sorts of "patois" (vernacular languages, or dialects if You prefer), and even not romance patois amongst those. French (and Flemish in north) imposed themselves much later (starting in the end of 19th c) with the generalized schooling.

French was spoken only by the upper class (regardless being in what we call today Wallonia or Flanders) in the period of this thread.
Were these patois mutually intelligible with French, though?
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
17,895
SoCal
#20
more or less
But that's not the point. The revolution started with the bourgeoisie not the peasants.

The peasants did not oppose the revolution because the new state was catholic.

Plus the Brits did support it.
Wouldn't it make more sense for the peasants to support union with the much more populous France, though?