Karl had much more charisma than his father, and now Louis XV was benevolent to help him create another insurrection in Scotland. Louis XV sent Drummond von Balhaldy as a messenger to Stuart`s “Court” in Rome.  French plans provided that Charles was to be at Dunkirk, France, on January 10, 1744, to assemble with the fleet, but Balhaldy had not arrived in Rome until December 19, 1743.  As a result, there was very little time to lose. On December 23, 1743, Charles` father named him “Prince Regent” so that Charles could act in his own name. In the spring of 1744, Prince Charles arrived clandestinely in France and was about to board the ships that were to take him to England. However, the day before embarkation, a violent storm (this storm became known as the “Protestant Wind”) exploded, destroying or dispersing the entire fleet.  The severe storms had wiped out the crossing attempt and the planned invasion was abandoned. Charles, however, did not give up hope of bringing the Stuart family back to the Throne of England. Another important development was the beginning of the reorientation of alliances, which became the diplomatic revolution in 1756. As part of the August “Hanover Convention,” Friedrich and Georg II guaranteed each other the borders of Hanover and Prussia, and British diplomats tried to convince Austria to end the Second Silesian War.
Franco-Prussian relations were marked by mutual distrust, while Maria Theresia abhorred British attempts to convince her to accept the loss of Silesia.  Despite the French victories in Flanders, the impact of the British maritime blockade was such that the Minister of Finance, Mr. Machault, Louis XV. 1746 repeatedly warned of the imminent collapse of their financial system.  The position became critical after the second Cape Finisterre in October 1747, as the French navy was no longer strong enough to protect its commercial convoys.  In the Fantastic War (1762-63) in South America, Spanish troops conquered the Portuguese territories Colonia do Sacramento and Rio Grande de São Pedro, forcing the Portuguese to surrender and withdraw. . . .