What did not allow England and France (for example, during the wars for the Polish, and then for the Austrian inheritance) to be in the same group? Wasn’t it profitable to have a strong state as an ally, not an adversary?
In these wars, the question of who would rule in Europe was decided. Thus, England and France could not stand on one side, because the war affected the interests of both countries. That is, an alliance between them was not possible. At that time England was trying to strengthen its position as “mistress of the seas”, and France wanted to take it away, along with numerous colonial possessions. However, France was unable to achieve superiority in these conflicts. She lost all of her North American colonial possessions.
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