First, the effect of the Seven Years War. There were Multiple countries involved in the Seven Years War. (Even though it was technically a world war, there were few records of how the country’s people had felt and how exactly the country had suffered from the wars.)The countries that participated in the war were: Austria: Austria was on the French’s side, which had lost the war to Britain. During the Seven years war, The Austrians were mainly fighting the British in Europe. Even though the Austrians had won many battles against the British in Europe, they did not win the war. After signing the treaty of Habortursburg, the border of Austria had returned to what it was in the year 1748, and they did not win Silesia, which is the only thing they wanted from fighting the Seven Years War. France: France was one of the significant countries fighting in the Seven Years War; they had been fighting both in Europe and against the British and some Native Americans who chose to fight on the side of Britain. At the end of the Seven Years War, France suffered a considerable defeat causing France’s National Debt to double. The loss of around 3 million citizens had completely crushed France; the people were furious at the monarchy, later driving the French revolution. Great Britain: British had won the Seven Years War, earned most of the land in North America, and kicked France out of North America. But things were not all looking great for Britain, 20,000 soldiers had died in the war, and millions of civilians had suffered from the battle. And Britain’s national debt is doubled, too; before the war, they had a National debt of 75 million. Even though Britain had won the battle, their National debt still rose to an insane amount of 133 million pounds, equivalent to 230 million Canadian dollars if rounded up—soon causing the American revolution to take action. Hanover: Hanover was on the side of Britain, and it was Britain’s side’s leading force in Europe to distract the French army; it had suffered a significant loss from the French’s continuous and non-stopping attack. Prussia: Prussia was on Britain’s side, fighting with the Austrians for the land of Silesia and the Russians. Being the country that had suffered the most significant losses, Prussia had suffered a GREAT loss of 1.4 million lives, 256 thousand soldiers. Even though Prussia had won the war, but at a substantial cost. Russian: Russia was on the side of France; the war was going great for the Russians at first. But then, the death of Empress Tsarina Elizabeth had made a surprising turn in the events; Russians had withdrawn in the war. With the losses of 138,000 soldiers, they decided it was time to quit. Spain: Spain was on the side of France, or you can say that they had remained neutral during most of the time, and that had been great for Spain, who had ended up having significantly fewer people die during the war; they had only lost 5,000 people. And in the treaty of Paris, the French had to cede Louisiana to Spain.
Overall, the war had not been great; a large amount of army moving continuing to move around all around the globe had spread disease everywhere, causing multi-millions of people to die, to suffer. And the Indigenous people in North America were not treated fairly; they did not get what they were promised to have and suffered a significant loss of land and people.
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By one account the number of killed and wounded included some 400,000 Austrians, 262,500 Prussians, 168,000 French, and 138,000 Russians, with Great Britain (20,000 killed and wounded) and Spain (3,000 killed and wounded) suffering significantly fewer casualties.(2)
The Seven Years’ War changed the balance of power among the belligerents in Europe.(2)