The conflict which pitted France, Austria, Russia, Saxony, Sweden, and Spain against Prussia, Great Britain, and the German state of Hanover. Land and sea battles were fought in North America (aka the French and Indian War), Europe, and India. The European hostilities were concluded in 1763 by a peace agreement that essentially restablished prewar boundaries. The North American conflict, and particularly the fall of Quebec in 1759, shifted the balance of power to the British. The British had similar success in India.