TRIVIAL PURSUITS: The two fronts of the Seven Years’ War

May 28, 2013 - The French and Indian War was the American front of the first global conflict, the Seven Years’ War.

What was the other front of the Seven Years’ War?      

In Europe, the hostility between Prussia and Austria was still simmering after the War of the Austrian Succession , which expanded through alliances to include all of Europe.     

The Seven Years War started in a flurry of diplomatic activity which resulted in a diplomatic revolution and the reversal of the alliances of the War of the Austrian Succession. First Britain and Prussia formed an alliance (January 1756), followed by France and Austria, who had been traditional enemies. The fighting started with Frederick II of Prussia’s invasion and defeat of Saxony (August-October 1756), although the main conflict did not start until the following year.
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