Essay about Seven Years War
The Seven Years’ War
The first true World War. …Cause and effects!
What would the state of the free world be today if the alliance of the war of the Austrian Succession had not reversed in the Seven Years’ War? Would we speak French, still be “New England”, or perhaps New Spain? The fact is that while we may not know for certain that today’s world would be different, you can rest assured that the Seven Years’ War set the tone in Europe, and more importantly …show more content…
The treaty of Westminster sealed the deal between both England and Prussia. Frederick’s hopes were that this would deter Russia from getting involved, and the ”Brits” trusted Frederick in return to protect Hanover.
Frederick successfully insulted many of the rulers of Europe of his day. “ The first three whores of Europe” is the name he gave to Maria Theresa, Elizaveta Petrovna, and Mme. De Pompadour. Surrounded by enemies on all sides one would think to have a bit more taste. Will Durant put it best when he said, “It is comforting to know that even the Great can be foolish now and then”. (Rousseau and Revolution. 43) King Augustus III of Saxony, Elector of Poland, which happened to split the mainland of Prussia down the middle, and also happened to be quite catholic, thought of Frederick as an insolent infidel. Nonetheless, Frederick would have none of this. Quite arrogant, or maybe only confident in his army, knowing all the time that Maria was just maneuvering and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike back and regain Silesia, whose loyalties mostly lie with Austria. While Maria claimed that she would honor the Treaty of Dresden, it was clear to Frederick that all of