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Title: War in the Mid18th Century


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War in the Mid-18th Century
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War in the Mid-18th Century
1740 1748 War of Austrian Succession 1756
1763 Seven Years War
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Sides
Britain vs France colonies, trade, sea
power Prussia vs Austria territory
military superiority in Central Europe
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Why Fight
Fought over Power, Prestige, Practical
interests Not over Ideology, Morals, or
Religion
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War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748
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Who Wanted What...
Prussia -
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Who Wanted What...
Prussia - Silesia (economics) Bavaria Saxony -
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Who Wanted What...
Prussia - Silesia (economics) Bavaria Saxony
wanted land claims Spain -
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Who Wanted What...
Prussia - Silesia (economics) Bavaria Saxony
wanted land claims Spain former Spanish holding
in Italy lost in Peace of Utrecht France
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Who Wanted What...
Prussia - Silesia (economics) Bavaria Saxony
wanted land claims Spain former Spanish holding
in Italy lost in Peace of Utrecht France
Trad. enemies of Habsburgs Belgium Bohemia
Hungary -
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Who Wanted What...
Prussia - Silesia (economics) Bavaria Saxony
wanted land claims Spain former Spanish holding
in Italy lost in Peace of Utrecht France
Trad. enemies of Habsburgs Belgium Bohemia
Hungary possible independence
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Sides
Prussia German Princes against
Habsburgs French against Habsburgs, get British
colonies, keep Germany divided Spain
Bourbon rulers follow French lead
Habsburgs
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Sides
Austria self-preservation Britain financial
support (to keep France busy in
Europe) Netherlands financial support (to help
Britain)
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Aix-La-Chapelle
Britain and France status quo Prussia keep
Silesia Spain regain some Italian
lands Austrian Empire keep Belgium (but would
rather have Silesia)
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Diplomatic Revolution of 1756
Fueled by Count Kaunitz foreign minister of
Maria Theresa He changes the balance of power
for survival of Austria
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Diplomatic Revolution of 1756
Austria and France join against Prussia Britain
and Prussia join against Austria
France Austria and Russia join against Prussia
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