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What caused the War of Austrian Succession in North America?War of Austrian Succession

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timid1995 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM via web

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What caused the War of Austrian Succession in North America?

War of Austrian Succession

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM (Answer #1)

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The War of Austrian Succession was a war that lasted from 1740 to 1748 in Europe.  The war was essentially a power struggle between various nations with no other ideological or religious causes.  In North America, the war was known as King George’s War.  It lasted from 1744 to 1748.

King George’s War did not have any causes that had to do with North America.  The hostilities in North America only broke out because the French and the English were on different sides in the war in Europe.  When their colonies in North America became aware of the war, they also began to engage in military action.  The war did not change any territorial boundaries in North America.

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