Crimea

The 18th century in war.

By Epcewor
  • The Real House of Habsburg (Part 1)

    The Real House of Habsburg (Part 1)
    the Habsburg’s suffered genetically from inbreeding and in 1700 the Spanish branch of the family came to a dramatic and sudden end when the last Habsburg King, Charles II, died having failed to provide the throne with a male heir. This ignited the War of the Spanish Succession which resulted in the weakening ofSpain’s power and the end of Habsburg influence in Spain
  • The Real House of Habsburg (Part 2)

    The Real House of Habsburg (Part 2)
    The last male Austrian emperor died in 1740 leaving the throne to Empress Marie Therese who proved to be one of the empire’s greatest monarchs. She reinvigorated the Habsburg line, by marrying a relation, the Duke of Lorraine and technically forming a new dynasty, the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. However the tradition of the Habsburg’s survived unchanged.
  • The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48)

    The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48)
    The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) – including King George's War in North America, the War of Jenkins' Ear, and two of the three Silesian wars – involved most of the powers of Europe over the question of Maria Theresa's succession to the realms of the House of Habsburg.
  • The Seven Years' War (1756 - 1763)

    The Seven Years' War (1756 - 1763)
    Was a world war that took place between 1756 and 1763. It involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America,Central America, the West African coast, India, and thePhilippines. In the historiography of some countries, the war is alternatively named after combats in the respective theaters: the French and Indian War (North America, 1754–63), Pomeranian War (Sweden and Prussia, 1757–62), Third Carnatic War (1757–63), and Third Silesian War (1756–63).
  • The Treaty of Paris (Part 1)

    The Treaty of Paris (Part 1)
    The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, sign by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. It ended the Seven Years' War, known as theFrench and Indian War in the North American theatre.
  • The Treaty of Paris (Part 2)

    The Treaty of Paris (Part 2)
    The Treaty was made possible by the British victory over France and Spain, and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe. The treaty did not involve eitherPrussia or Austria who signed a separate Treaty of Hubertusburg five days later.