Seven Years' War


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Seven Years' War

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(Historical Terms) the war (1756–63) of Britain and Prussia, who emerged in the ascendant, against France and Austria, resulting from commercial and colonial rivalry between Britain and France and from the conflict in Germany between Prussia and Austria
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Noun1.Seven Years' War - a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it
battle of Minden, Minden - a battle in the Seven Years' War (1759) in which the English forces and their allies defeated the French
battle of Rossbach, Rossbach - a battle in the Seven Years' War (1757); Prussian forces under Frederick the Great defeated the armies of France and Austria
French and Indian War - a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by American Indian tribes); 1755-1760
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Rebecca looks to me as if she'd been through the Seven Years' War.
Since that time two or three generations of men had passed away, but they had increased and multiplied with unexampled rapidity; and the land itself had been the recent theatre of a ferocious and bloody seven years' war between the two most powerful and most civilized nations of Europe contending for the possession of this continent.
In seven thematic chapters, the author traces the first half of the Seven Years' War from unexpected beginnings through turning points in 1758.
Britain's strategic focus shifted to imperial issues as a result of the Seven Years' War and the struggle with France for control of North America.
A less familiar migration resulting from the Seven Years' War was that of Spanish colonists from Florida to Cuba and other portions of the Spanish empire.
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The French and Indian War was part of a larger conflict, the Seven Years' War.
Empires at War: The Seven Years' War and the Struggle for North America by William M.
This of course is not an original argument, and nor indeed is the discussion of the Seven Years' War as the first 'world war'.
The thing's depredations became an embarrassment to the court of Louis XV, which had just suffered the humiliating loss of its North American colonies in the Seven Years' War.
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In support of England during the Seven Years' War, and for the payment of the expenses of royal governors, royal judges, and other officials appointed by the King, money was regularly forthcoming from the colonial legislatures.