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How did Britain's victory in the French and Indian War make it the most powerful force in North America?

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January 05, 2016 5:16AM

Britain gained all French territory in North America as a result of them winning the French and Indian War. However, the largest French territory, Louisiana, was ceded to Spain before the end of the war to prevent the British take over of the territory. So in reality, Spain and the UK were still battling for power in the Americas as France was only left with its territory of Haiti in the Caribbean. Spain had more land area than Britain but lost its power in the 1800s when all its territory became independent. Britain remains in the Americas even 'til today.