Seven Years of War World History Name: E. Napp Date: Historical Context


Prof Mark Knights, of the University of Warwick, says the Seven Years’ War could also be seen as the first world war due to its “shockingly high” casualties



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Prof Mark Knights, of the University of Warwick, says the Seven Years’ War could also be seen as the first world war due to its “shockingly high” casualties.
Estimates vary but it is likely that more than a million people died,” he says.

The result of the fighting, which saw Britain acquire Canada from the French and control all of North America east of the Mississippi, was also “very significant”, according to Ball, and ultimately led to the American war of Independence.

It also saw Britain become, arguably, the first world power, he says.”

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