Seven Facts about the Seven Years’ War:
In the 1700s, France, England, and Spain were all expanding territory in North America and India.
In 1754, France expanded into England’s territory in the Ohio Valley. England was not happy.
This touched off the French and Indian War.
Though the British were ill-suited to fighting in North America, Virginian George Washington helped Britain gain the upper hand.
During the war, Prussia and Hanover joined the side of Britain.
Austria, Sweden, Russia, and Spain joined the side of France, but in 1762, Russia pulled out.
This was too much to overcome, and in 1763 the Treaty of Paris ceded most of India and North America to Britain.