|The War of Austrian Succession came to an end with the Treaty of Aix-la chapelle. The war had exhausted European powers, with all the major powers dragged into the war. In 1743 the British army who for the last time was led in the field by the King defeated the French at the battle of Dettingen. Before long the war was being fought not only on the European continent but in the Americas as well as in Asia. The peace treaty called for the return of all captured territories worldwide. The only exception was Silesia, which Prussia refused to return to Austria, thus guaranteeing another war.