There was reason to fear the Ancients, especially this Ancient, who seemed to have no alliance to anything good or bad and was so unpredictable.
I seek an alliance against my former employer and to regain my place at the Council, Sasha answered.
Hilden desired a closer alliance with his people from the kingdom of Dierdirien, but enemy kingdoms divided Tiyan from the mountain kingdom.
He knew Jule was able to balance his alliance with the White God and his alliance with Xander.
By the tension between the two, their alliance was brittle at best.
Scotland was divided mainly into two parties, one in favour of alliance with England, and the other with France.
Meanwhile the king had formed an alliance with Henry VII.
She was early regarded as a useful medium for contracting an alliance with England, more necessary than ever to Portugal after the treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 whereby Portugal was ostensibly abandoned by France.
After his accession to the throne William spent some time at the court of the English king, Henry II.; then, quarrelling with Henry, he arranged in 1168 the first definite treaty of alliance between France and Scotland, and with Louis VII.
The chief incidents of Rhodian history during this period are a memorable siege by Demetrius Poliorcetes in 304, who sought in vain to force the city into active alliance with King Antigonus by means of his formidable fleet and artillery; a severe earthquake in 227, the damages of which all the other Hellenistic states contributed to repair, because they could not afford to see the island ruined; some vigorous campaigns against Byzantium, the Pergamene and the Pontic kings, who had threatened the Black Sea trade-route (220 sqq.), and against the pirates of Crete.
These naval victories were followed by a further military alliance with France against Spain, termed the treaty of Paris (the 23rd of March 1657).
Economic alliances hold benefit for countries that military alliances don't: They remove barriers, more than erecting them, and an alliance with one nation doesn't preclude striking the same agreement with others.
Almost three-quarters of all defense spending occurs within NATO countries, meaning the alliance is largely the only military show in town.
In Wrentham we caught echoes of what was happening in the world--war, alliance, social conflict.
It is only necessary for one powerful nation like Russia--barbaric as she is said to be--to place herself disinterestedly at the head of an alliance having for its object the maintenance of the balance of power of Europe, and it would save the world!
"The Berlin cabinet cannot express a feeling of alliance," began Hippolyte gazing round with importance at the others, "without expressing... as in its last note... you understand...
If the Emperor pleases to recognize Bonaparte as Emperor and to conclude an alliance with him, it means that that is the right thing to do.
The largest of these was the French circle of the Napoleonic alliance, the circle of Count Rumyantsev and Caulaincourt.
And you offer me negotiations when I have expended millions, when you are in alliance with England, and when your position is a bad one.
The Tugendbund is an alliance of virtue: it is love, mutual help... it is what Christ preached on the Cross.