Part of the War of the Spanish Succession
Grand Alliance vs France and Bavaria
Decisive Grand Alliance victory
The Grand Alliance was an alliance of most of the nations of western Europe united in opposing France's attempt at unification with Spain, which currently had no successor to the thrown. The Grand Alliance supported a Hapsburg successor, and in an attempt to knock out the Holy Roman Empire, France attempted to capture the Hapsburg capital, Vienna. They were intercepted by the Grand Alliance at Blenheim, and defeated. If the French had won the battle, they would have been able to knock the Holy Roman Empire out of the war, and possibly win, being able to unite with Spain, becoming the most powerful nation in Europe, by far. This would have given France a much greater role in European and world history.