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- "...We need more land! The French understand this, and endeavor to prevent such growth... This is why we ride, to offer them one last chance. The French will leave... or they will die!"
- ―Edward Braddock, on the cause of the war, 1755.[src]
The French and Indian War was a military conflict between 1754 and 1763, which took place between the armies and Native American allies of both the British Empire's colonies, and their French colonial counterparts in not only present day United States and Canada but also in the Caribbean and to a lesser extent, the Arctic Ocean.
A theater of the much wider Seven Years' War, the conflict ended with the official signing of the Treaty of Paris on 15 February, and the ceding of Canada and Florida to Britain, ensuring the survival of the Thirteen Colonies.
The war was fought primarily along the frontiers, separating New France from the British colonies spanning Virginia to Nova Scotia. This conflict involved Templar manipulation, with the perpetrators composing of Haytham Kenway, William Johnson, Shay Cormac and others. In contrast, the Colonial Assassins allied themselves primarily with the French-native alliance, and helped them in several conflicts, most notably the Siege of Fort William Henry.
The armies marched their way through different forts during the Braddock Expedition, an ambush led by Edward Braddock but the expedition was a complete failure through the efforts of Haytham Kenway and the Templars, who sought to bring down his atrocities in killing innocents. British and French soldiers battled from camp through camp at River Valley where the French forces, who were aided by the Assassins, were at first victorious but the British, who in turn, were allied with the Templars, managed to capture several forts and settlements under French control with the help of Shay Cormac.
At the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the Thirteen Colonies had successfully conquered New France and expanded into unharmed Indian territory, where they continued to displace the natives. Some indigenous tribes were forced to migrate as far west as Spanish Louisiana, where they presumably assimilated with the local tribes.
The British had also taken over French Canada, that bordered the frontier of Rupert's Land, along with Canada's northeastern islands that bordered the Arctic Ocean and most of the French islands in the Caribbean and the west of Spanish Florida, which the British renamed West Florida. However, they were all separate nations from the Thirteen Colonies. After the war, all that remained of the French Empire in North America were Haiti and the two Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.