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The Peace of Paris, signed by Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal, was ratified on February 10, 1763. Together with the Treaty of Hubertsburg (February 15, 1763) between Prussia and Austria, it ended the series of European conflicts that were fought worldwide and known collectively as the Seven Years' War, or in America, the French and Indian War.

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As befit the global character of Britain's triumph, the settlement's terms were overwhelmingly favorable to the subjects of George III. In North America, France and Spain recognized Britain's title to all territory east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans. Britain's new possessions included the French colonies of Acadia, Cape Breton, Quebec, and the Spanish East and West Florida, which Spain ceded in exchange for the restoration of Cuba. In the West Indies, Britain acquired Grenada, Saint Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago from France while restoring Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Saint Lucia...

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