Q. With reference to the colonial powers in India, which colonial power was most affected by the War of Spanish Succession broke out in Europe?
French position in India from starting days was badly affected with the outbreak of war between the Dutch and the French and when the War of Spanish Succession broke out in Europe.
Due to this they had to abandon their factories at Surat, Masulipatnam and Bantam in the early 18th century.
Source: Spectrum Modern India.