The Italian War of 1494- 1498 began when King Charles VIII of France desired to retrieve his claim to Naples. Milan being enemies with Naples gave Charles full consent on his quest until France began fighting for more territory than just Naples. He successfully continued to conquer the Italian states up until the remaining states saw how greedy and threatening this man was. Milan and the Papal States then decided it was necessary to form a resistance league which lead to the retreat of France. With France out of their hair Italy was finally at peace for a time.