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One of the most remembered wars between the France and Britain was ¨7 Years War¨. It was when Britain fought to prevent France from taking Europe and their colonies. The war was fought during 1702 to 1713 and it led to France losing Acadia.
In the war, Britain and France were trying to take control of many colonies. Britain took control of islands in the Caribbean called Guadeloupe and Martinique , the also gained control of Acadia.
In 1713, Britain and France negotiated a peace treaty in Netherlands. Each side agreed to give back some of the colonies they captured during the war.
Britain offered to return either Acadia or Guadeloupe and Martinique. Those islands grew sugar which was very valuable item in Europe. This is why France decides to give up Acadia , because they can get furs from New France.
In 1713, Acadia became a British colony. Although most of Acadia was transferred to the British in the Treaty of Utrecht, the island that is known as now Cape Breton was retained by the French. They called it île Royale.
This is the story of how France loss Acadia, and how Britain gained control Acadia. Britain still allowed french people Acadia to participate in the government, continue their religion, and they also gave the aboriginal people the Ohio Valley.
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