The Seven Years’ War

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The Seven Years’ War
Julia Osman
Professor of History, Mississippi State University
July 24, 2012

Winston Churchill called the Seven Years’ War the first world war. Yet, Americans typically think of this conflict only in terms of its North American theater, where it is most often referred to as the French and Indian War. The Seven Years’ War was a much bigger conflict involving world powers France, England, Prussia, Hanover and Russia. Battles ensued in Africa, the Caribbean and India, and on the oceans in between. Professor Osman focuses on the participation of the French in this overview of the Seven Years’ War.

Part 1 of 6: The First World War (2:11)

Part 2 of 6: What Were the French Doing in North America in the First Place? (8:06)

Part 3 of 6: Jumonville’s Glenn: A Violent Prelude to War (6:37)

Part 4 of 6: Initial Victories: Why France Should Have Won the War (10:31)

Part 5 of 6: Quebec and Quiberon Bay: England Wins the War (6:41)

Part 6 of 6: Importance for the American Revolution (4:13)


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