Russia, France, and Austria in the Seven Years War: The Impact of Differing Objectives Introduction Examining and analyzing how the different objectives of the French, Austrians, and Russians undermined their alliance during the Seven Years War and led to their defeat by the British and Prussians indicates that these differing objectives prevented them from waging a unified, coordinated, military campaign against their common enemies. Russia’s primary objective was to curtail the power of Prussia, while the French were more concerned with defeating Great Britain through an invasion while defending Quebec against British forces in Canada and weakening British control over India. Austria’s main objective was to regain Silesia from Prussia,...The end:
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