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N The British decided to invest in the Prussian cause based on the battle of Leuthen
N An annual sum of 670, 000 pounds would be paid to Frederic by the British
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N Frankfurt was lost to the Russian invaders
N 12 August 1759- Battle of Kunersdorf
N Despite initial bombardment, Prussia could not penetrate the Russian flank
N Barely 3000 Prussians escaped the battle
N Frederic was devastated by this defeat
N The newly united enemies were not able to follow up with another offensive, this allowed
Frederic to fight another day
N Frederic would make a comeback in 1760
N Gradual Prussian attrition would slow its war progress
N Frederic became pessimistic about his survival once more. A change in British government
would reduce his aid from Britain
N 5 of January 1762- Elizabeth of Russia died, changing Russian foreign policy
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N Russian troops were recalled from Prussian command
N The war was slipping into a stalemate
N The treaty of Paris 10 Feb 1763 ended the Seven Years War
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N Growing military technology meant an international stalemate.
N War and territorial gain were essentially limited on the international scale.
N War would be expensive and would yield little profit.
N Frederick II was the current menace to world peace.
N Despite being a menace, Frederick was very restrained.
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N Great power status was sought as a means to ensure the survival of this Prussian state
N Anglo-Russian subsidy treaty (1745)
N Colonial war was a trouble among other great powers (Britain and France)
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N 100, 000 pounds were annually paid to Russia by Britain for the defence of Hannover
N Such complex alliances and failure to negotiate effectively would drag Europe into the Seven
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N Russia sought the fall of the belliger