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  Seven Years' War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seven Years' War may be viewed as a continuation of the War of the Austrian Succession.
The battle was the final battle of the war in North America and forced the French to surrender St. John's to the British under the command of Colonel Jeffrey Amherst.
In fact, the Seven Years' War was the last major military conflict in Europe before the outbreak of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars towards the end of the 18th century.
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 Seven Years War. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The struggle was complex in its origin and involved two main distinct conflicts—the colonial rivalry between France and England and the struggle for supremacy in Germany between the house of Austria and the rising kingdom of Prussia.
It was preluded in America by the outbreak of the last of the French and Indian Wars and in India by fighting among native factions and the struggle there between the French governor Dupleix and the British statesman Robert Clive.
The main European phase of the war began with the Prussian invasion of Bohemia early in 1757.
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 Seven Years' War: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The battle of the plains of abraham, fought september 13, 1759, was a decisive battle of the french and indian war, the north american theatre of the seven...
The battle of reichenberg was a battle of the seven years war, fought on april 21, 1757 near the village of liberec (german reichenberg) in...
The battle of meissen was an engagement fought on december 4, 1759 during the seven years war between a prussian and an austrian army....
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 Seven-Year War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seven-Year War was the war confrontation from 1592 to 1598 on the Korean peninsula, following two successive Japanese invasions of Korea.
The Japanese were able to advance rapidly at this point in the war due to Korea's lack of a sufficient standing army, limited availability of arquebuses and other arms, few strong castles, and poor leadership on the part of its generals.
Gwak Jae Woo is one of the most celebrated heroes of the Seven Year War.
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 Seven Years' War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For the 1592–1598 war in Korea Seven Year War.
It was the first " world war "; most major European nations were involved and the conflict the globe with different theaters on the continent as well as in present day Canada the United States India and the Caribbean.
The name "Seven Years' is used in the United States to only to the European portions of the (1756–1763) not the nine-year North American conflict the Indian campaigns which lasted 15 years Pontiac's Rebellion).
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 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For Teachers and Students
In retrospect, the British victory in the Seven Years' War was one of the truly pivotal events in American history.
Not only did the war give Britain all French lands in Canada and east of the Mississippi River (with the exception of two small islands south of Newfoundland), it also set in motion a train of events that culminated in the American Revolution.
The colonists' encroachment on Indian land provoked frontier wars and retaliation in the form of Pontiac's uprising.
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 The American Revolution (French and Indian War)
While the Seven Years War, and the French and Indian War were related, in fact the French and Indian War being the beginning of the Seven Years War, the conflict in America was more closely tied to the unsettled feelings left over from King George's War (1744-1748).
The French, never lovers of the English due to hundreds of years of fighting, sent the Indians who allied themselves with the French in raiding parties in retaliation for raids conducted by the Indians on the English side, who claimed that their raids were in retaliation for those made by the French.
Besides all this, the late wars and the growing difficulties with the mother-country had called forth and trained able commanders for the field, and sagacious intellects for the control of the great events which were at hand.
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 USA: Seven Years War I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Seven Years War (1756-1763) was one of the major conflicts in history since the fall of Rome.
The second, Queen Anne's War (War of Spanish Succession) a revival of the grand design, saw France losing to Marlbourgh in Europe at Bleinheim, Ramillies, Malplaquet, the capture of Gibraltar, but Louis XIV's grandson, Philip, Duc d'Anjou placed on the Spanish throne.
The final conflict was the Seven Year's War or French and Indian War.
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 The Seven Years’ War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Although England finally prevailed and took over North America, the battles that occurred during the Seven Years’ War proved to be some of the biggest in history, and it also gave the colonists the focus they needed to declare their independence from the British twelve years after the war ended and create their own country.
The Seven Years’ War shifted the balance of power in the colonies and at the same time made the British believe they were the ultimate power in the colonies.
In a way, the Seven Years’ War and American involvement was good, since it gave the Americans an idea of how the British would fight in the colonies, and they could also use that to their advantage when fighting for independence in the future.
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 The Seven Years War
Although war had not yet been declared, Britain sent two regiments, or 800 men under Edward Braddock to America to take the disputed area, but in 1755, the force was routed and Braddock killed.
Because of the British failures, the government of Newcastle was weak and William Pitt assumed primary control of the war effort.
Seven Years War Group Discussion group of the war and other 18th Century wars.
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 Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War, 1756-63, was the first global war.
Britain's war aims were to destroy the French navy and merchant fleet, seize its colonies, and eliminate France as a commercial rival.
The war minister, William Pitt, was driven out of office in 1761 by the new king, George III, and peace negotiations began.
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 SEVEN YEARS' WAR - LoveToKnow Article on SEVEN YEARS' WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
On the western theatre of war Prince Ferdinand after the victory of Warburg had pressed the French back to the Rhine and besieged Wesel, but was compelled to raise the siege after suffering the defeat of Kloster-Kamp (i6th Oct.) and to withdraw to Lippstadt and Warburg.
During the rest of the year no very vigorous measures were taken on either side, though the British government reinforced its squadrons both in the Mediterranean and on the coast of America.
In 1757 the naval war began to be pushed with a vigour hitherto unprecedented.
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 World Almanac for Kids
SEVEN YEARS’ WAR,worldwide series of conflicts fought from 1756 to 1763 for the control of Germany and for supremacy in colonial North America and India.
Austria’s resolve to repossess the rich province of Silesia, which had been lost to Prussia in 1748, was the major conflict leading to the Seven Years’ War.
During the first two years of the war, French and Indian forces were largely victorious, winning an important and surprising victory in defending Fort Duquesne.
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 Seven Years War on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For first time in seven years, residents in ethnically divided Bosnian city unites _ to protest pote...
Crucible of War: the Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766.
Catholicism, alliances, and amerindian evangelists during the Seven Years' War.
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 Treaty of Paris: 1763
The cause of the war was a race for possession of the same territory -- the trans-Appalachian region.
The French and Indian War was part of a wider European conflict known as the Seven years War which pitted England and Prussia against France, Austria, Russia and Spain.
The French and Indian War was concluded by the Treaty Of Paris of February 10, 1763.
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 Seven Years War
Seven Years War: Peace - Peace By the Treaty of St. Petersburg (1762) Russia made peace and restored all conquests; Sweden...
Seven Years War: Conduct of the War - Conduct of the War Victorious at first, Frederick was severely defeated by the Austrians under Daun...
Seven Years War: Nature of the War - Nature of the War The struggle was complex in its origin and involved two main distinct...
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 Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the European counterpart to the French and Indian War (1754-1763), began officially between France and England on May 15, 1756, when the latter made a formal declaration of war.
The war involved all the major European powers and was worldlike in scope, but to the colonists it was a struggle against the French for control of North America.
In the French and Indian War (1754-1763), British General Edward Baddock was mortally wounded when he and his force of British troops and colonial militia were caught in a French and Indian ambush.
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 Seven Years War - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Seven Years War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
War in North America 1756–63 arising from the conflict between Austria and Prussia, and between France and Britain over colonial supremacy.
The fighting between France and Britain in North American was known as the French and Indian War.
The war ended with the Treaty of Paris, 1763, signed by Britain, France, and Spain.
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 Seven Years War
The Seven Years' War was fought throughout the world, and therefore had a tremendous affect on the years to come.
The Seven Years' War was, in every way, a detriment to India's advances in government, politics and culture.
The war was their way of 'tuning in' to the western way of life.
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 The Seven Years War
The war led to the fall of New France.
Though the Seven Years War officially began in 1756 in Europe, hostilities had erupted two years earlier, in 1754, in North America.
They were the rivals of New France, and the Seven Years War was the fourth conflict between the Canadian and American colonies.
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 Seven Years' War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The war arose out of the attempt of the Austrian Habsburgs to win back the rich province of Silesia, which had been wrested from them by Frederick II the Great of Prussia during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).
But the Seven Years' War also involved overseas colonial struggles between Great Britain and France, the main points of contention between these two traditional rivals being the struggle for control of North America (see French and Indian War) and India.
The hostilities of the Seven Years' War were immediately preceded by a reversal of traditional alliances in Europe.
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 Digital History
Meanwhile, representatives of seven colonies met in Albany, New York, with representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy.
The goal of the Albany Congress was to solidify friendship with the Iroquois in light of the approaching war with France and to discuss the possibility of an inter-colonial union.
The war came to an official end in 1763, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
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 History of THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Frederick II of Prussia precipitates war in Europe in 1756 just as he had in 1740, in the War of the Austrian Succession.
This Seven Years' War is history's first approximation to a world war, with engagements on land and sea in America, in Europe and even in a simmering confrontation in Asia.
Meanwhile the other major conflict of the Seven Years' War, the separate quarrel between Britain and France in America, has already been effectively won by Britain.
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 Seven Years War Essay 106   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This war, begun in 1756, was a residual of the War of Austrian Succession, in which England aligned with Austria and France aligned with Prussia, Frederick and Prussia winning and getting the territory named Silesia as the prize.
England then switched sides, for several reasons: France was England's principal enemy for hundreds of years, England needed Russian timber for her navy, and England's George II wanted to protect the territory of Hanover, from which his family flowed.
Over the next four years, the same territories would be taken and lost several times by one side or the other, the war pausing for rest each winter.
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 BBC - History - Seven Years' War 1756 - 1763   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Although the war was undoubtedly costly in terms of lives and finance - the national debt almost doubled to £133,000,000 - it meant, for almost the first time, that Britain was truly a 'world power'.
Unfortunately, in the next decade, it was not the heightened status but the depleted finances that proved crucial: as the British government attempted to cover its losses, by acts such as the Stamp Act of 1763, colonial tensions simply increased further.
Notable events during the course of the war were Clive's victory at Plessey, India (1757), Wolfe's capture of Quebec, Canada (1759) and Hawkes's naval victory at Quiberon Bay (1759).
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 Amazon.com: Crucible of War : The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Third, and most importantly, Anderson does the best job of anyone I know in justifying the thesis that it was this war, and not the Revolution, which was the most significant conflict of the 18th century from "America's" standpoint because it lay the foundation for the inevtiable schism between the Colonies and the Mother Country.
Ostensibly, this book is a comprehensive history of the Seven Years War (known as the French and Indian War in America) and its affects upon the British Empire in North America.
Additionally, it was this war that would be the basis for the American Revolution, which in turn in the United States' Constitution would uphold the South's "peculiar institution".
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 Seven Years’ War
Theme: the Seven Years’ War was a global war fought for territory between France (Austria, and various Native American peoples of French Canada) and the British (Prussia, Hanover, and the Iroquois Confederacy).
Britain would win the war under the leadership of William Pitt, whose bold and imaginative decisions would not only bring battlefield victory but create a set of post-war assumptions and problems that would set the stage for the American Revolution.
The war would also prove the training ground for many of the officers who would serve in the American revolution, and a testing of the tactics of regular and irregular (guerrilla) warfare.
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