War' of the Aus'trian Succes'sion

the war (1740–48) in which Austria, England, and the Netherlands opposed Prussia, France, and Spain over the selection of rulers for territories within the Austrian Empire. Cf. King George's War.

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war of nervesWar of the Grand Alliance
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