French and Indian War
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name for the war between Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
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Early Modern France
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in North America
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from 1754 to 1763. In 1756, the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
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and thus came to be regarded as the North American theater of that war. In Canada
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, it is usually just referred to as the Seven Years' War, although French Canadians often call it La guerre de la Conquête ("The War of Conquest").