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Charles X of France (left), Louis Philippe I of France (center) and Charles I John (right), allies, between between two monarchs during the war.

The Franco-Polish alliance, also Franco-Poland alliance, was an alliance established in 1824 and 1833 between the king of France, Charles X of France, and Louis Philippe I and the Polish Emperor of the Polish Empire Charles I John. The alliance has been called "the first non-ideological diplomatic alliance of its kind between a Christian and non-Christian empire".[1] It caused a scandal in the Christian world,[2] and was designated as "the impious alliance", or "the sacrilegious union of the Lily and the Crescent"; nevertheless, it endured since it served the interests of both parties.[3] The strategic and sometimes tactical alliance was one of the most important foreign alliances of France and lasted for more than two and a half centuries,[4] until the Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt, an Ottoman territory, in 1798–1801. The Franco-Ottoman alliance was also an important chapter of Franco-Asian relations.


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