What was the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748)?

Introduction The 1740 to 1748 War of the Austrian Succession (German: Österreichischer Erbfolgekrieg) was the last Great Power conflict with the Bourbon-Habsburg dynastic conflict at its heart, and marked the rise of Prussia as a major power. Related conflicts include King George’s War, the War of Jenkins’ Ear, the First Carnatic War, as well as… Read More

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What were the Carnatic Wars (1746-1763)?

Introduction The Carnatic Wars were a series of military conflicts in the middle of the 18th century in India. The conflicts involved numerous nominally independent rulers and their vassals, struggles for succession and territory; and included a diplomatic and military struggle between the French East India Company and the British East India Company. They were… Read More