Monday, May 15, 2006

the Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War was a most interesting war (note that I am not condoning war in general or any other acts of violence between humans... cat fights are another matter).

The Seven Years' War started in 1756 (250 years ago) when Great Britain declared war on France on 15 May, which became a global war between Great Britain, Prussia and Hanover on one side, and France, Austria, Saxony, Russia and Sweden on the other. It ended seven years later (duh!).

The war was fought in Europe and in the colonies around the world.

Britain emerged as the greatest colonial power in the world, at the expense of France.

Imagine what would have happened if France had won? Canada would be French (or rather, New France) and the English colonies in north America might have been ceded to France.

And we'd all be speaking French (assuming that they would have also colonised Australia) and eating much better food.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I don't like Mondays. Why can't the weekend be every day? I am making up for being left alone during the day by having lots of cuddles tonight.


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