Seven Years' War

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The Seven Years’ War (1756–63) involved all the great powers of Europe and has sometimes been described as a world war. In part, it involved a failed Austrian attempt to win back the rich province of Silesia, which had been wrested from them by Frederick the Great of Prussia during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48). In part, it involved the overseas colonial struggles between Great Britain and France, won by Great Britain.

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