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Seven Years' War
Location Europe, North America, North Africa, India, the Carribean
Result Expansion of the British Empire into French North America, Caribbean and India; status quo antebellum in Europe
Belligerents
UKujes Britain and its colonies
PrussiaPrussia
KingdomofFranceflag France and its colonies
Spain Spain and its colonies
RussianEmpire Russia
Commanders and leaders
UKujes George III of Britain

UKujes Edward Braddock
UKujes Charles Cornwallis
UKujes George Washington
UKujes James Wolfe
Prussia Frederick II of Prussia

KingdomofFranceflag Louis XV of France

KingdomofFranceflag Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon
SpainFerdinand VI of Spain
SpainCharles III of Spain
RussianEmpireElizabeth I of Russia
RussianEmpirePeter III of Russia
RussianEmpireCatherine II of Russia

The Seven Years' War (1756-1763) involved all of the major European powers of the period. It enveloped both European and colonial theatres from 1756 to 1763, incorporating the Pomeranian War and the French and Indian War. Prussia, Hanover, and the Kingdom of Great Britain (including British colonies in North America, India, and Ireland) were pitted against Austria, France (including its North American colonies and holdings in India), the Russian Empire, Sweden, and Saxony. Portugal (on the side of Great Britain) and Spain (on the side of France) were later drawn into the conflict, and a force from the neutral Netherlands was attacked in India.

The Seven Years War took place as described in all Harry Turtledove works with a Point of Divergence after 1763.

Seven Years' War in The Two GeorgesEdit

NorthAmerica1762-83

North American territory gains and losses.

Shortly after the Seven Years' War, Britain and its North American colonies found themselves at loggerheads over the governance of the colonies. Tensions mounted until an agreement was made between the colonies, led by Colonel George Washington, and King George III, leading to the birth of the North American Union.[1]

As of the late 20th Century, it was the last major war fought between European powers.

Seven Years' War in AtlantisEdit

In the mid 18th century, a global conflict was fought by the great empires of Europe, on their own continent as well as in their various colonial empires. The portion fought in Atlantis in 1761, was one theatre of this conflict.[2]

Literary commentEdit

While the casus belli and the participant list are nearly identical to those of the Seven Years' War, the only theatre described in detail is the Atlantean front. Too few details about the rest of the war are given to make an informed comparison with OTL, though it seems to have started a few years after 1756. The war is not even named in the text.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Two Georges, pgs. 27-29, MPB.
  2. "Nouveau Redon", generally.

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