martes, 10 de febrero de 2015

February 10: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War in North America, as part of the famous "Seven Years' War", which can be considered as the First World War.




                           North America after the Treaty of Paris 1763


The signatories of the Treaty of Paris of 10 January 1763 were Spain, France, Britain and Portugal. But almost simultaneously signed Austria, Prussia and Saxony the Treaty of Hubertusburg, that ends the Seven Years' War.



France gave up all its claims east of the Mississippi River to England and west of the Mississippi to Spain.




During the war, British forces had scored important overseas victories against France: not only had the British conquered French Canada, they also won victories in India, and captured French island colonies in the Caribbean.




France was able to keep two Caribbean islands producing sugar and rum: Guadeloupe and Martinique, at the expense of losing Canada.



In March of 1762, French King Louis XV issued a formal call for peace talks.