While the peace treaty saw France's Indian outposts, and the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe restored to France, the competition for influence in India had been won by the British, and North America was entirely lost – most of New France was taken by Britain (also referred to as British North America ), except Louisiana, which France ceded to Spain as payment for Spain's late entrance into the war (and as compensation for Britain's annexation of Spanish Florida). Also ceded to the British were Grenada and Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Although the loss of Canada would cause much regret in future generations, it excited little unhappiness at the time; colonialism was widely regarded as both unimportant to France, and immoral. 
SYRIA - 1950-2001 SUPERB NEVER HINGED MINT STOCK mostly in blocks with duplication (usually x5 to x25) sorted by issues in seven folders, virtually all as complete sets, se-tenant where appropriate. Quite comprehensive from 1960's to early 1990's, inc 1952 "." opts sets (x4), 1958 Ancient Art sets (x4), 1978 Birds se-tenant strips (x72), 1979 Butterflies sets (x29), 1985 Re-election sets (x8), 1986 Flower Show strips (x33), 1988 Tourism (x43), Flower Shoe (x88), Ebla (x26), Olympics (x26) & Tourism (x28) sets, 1988-89 Housing sets (x12), 1989 Birds sets (x40) & Flower Show strips (x19), 1990-92 al-Assad basic sets (x4), 1990 Football m/s's (x4) & Flower Show strips (x36), 1991 Butterflies (x16) & Birds (x30) sets, 1993 Butterflies strips (x30), a few mini-sheets etc. Lovely fresh condition, a great lot for resale, cat £17,500+. (15,500+ stamps & 22 M/S's)
Marxist interpretations prevailed in the 20th century but they did not go unchallenged. Several revisionist historians emerged and confronted the Marxist orthodoxy. One of the most notable revisionists was Alfred Cobban (1901-1968). A Cambridge-educated Englishman, Cobban was professor of French history at University College, London for more than 30 years. As a historian Cobban aimed for a common sense approach to the revolution, free of class-based motives and assumptions. He saw the events of 1789 as a political revolution with social consequences. It was not, as Marxist historians often suggested, undertaken to implement a freer form of capitalism. Late 18th century France was already a rising capitalist economy, Cobban argued; many Third Estate deputies had grown rich from capitalist enterprises long before 1789. Cobban also pointed to the lack of decisive economic policy in the new regime – and the fact that French capitalism stagnated rather than improved in the early 1790s. Cobban’s argument was supported by George V. Taylor, an American historian. Taylor pointed out that many nobles were actually progressive capitalists, while many bourgeois revolutionaries were scarcely capitalist at all.