Monde Francais (What If The French Won The Seven Years War)

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22 Jun 2019, 5:00 pm

France wins the Seven Years War and the Battle of the Plains Of Abraham.



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22 Jun 2019, 10:59 pm

In 1763 the Treaty of Paris is signed, France keeps New France and gets Acadia and Newfoundland back from Britain as well as demanding some sugar colonies in the Caribbean and Rupert's Land from Britain. Spain keeps Florida and the French keep Louisiana because the French wouldn't of gave Spain Louisiana for compensation for Spain losing Florida. The British colonies stay apart of Britain because they would of been extremely difficult for France to hold. Britain in this timeline like in real life would still ban settlement west of the Appalachian mountains that they don't start another conflict and possibly a war with the French and the Native American tribes.



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24 Jun 2019, 11:45 am

Counter-histories get incredibly difficult to predict. France is clearly stronger in this scenario, and Britain clearly weaker, but beyond that it gets murky.

Britain taxed the colonies to help pay for the cost of the war which led to the American revolution. With the French winning Britain would still tax the colonies, but perhaps with the threat of France they are less likely to actually rebel? If the American colonies don't rebel that significantly shifts world history into unknown territory. Does the French revolution happen in the 1790s? If not than Napoleon never rises to power and we don't get the Napoleonic wars which shaped the power structure of modern Europe up until World War I.

Another consequence of the 7 years war was the rise of the Prussian State. If France wins and conquers Prussia, than modern Germany never arises. It's safe to say the world wars that we know do not occur. However, it is likely that other equally devastating conflicts would've taken place.


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