Louis XV: Seven Years' War

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  • Seven Years' War
    • 1756-1763
    • Nicknamed 'Pompadour's War' due to her role in the Diplomatic Revolution
    • Caused by the Diplomatic Revolution (reversal of the alliances) which was instigated by Pompadour. France and Austria became allies as did Britain and Prussia
    • Left France's finances spiralling out of control due to it costing 1.8 billion livres, adding to France's already huge debt.
    • Britain gained almost all of France’s North American and Indian possessions
    • Demonstrated the huge influence that Pompadour had over Louis
      • Nicknamed 'Pompadour's War' due to her role in the Diplomatic Revolution
    • Seen as a humiliating defeat for France

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