This project focuses on the Ohio Company of Virginia and the impact it had on the Seven Years War. Along with the difficult circumstances the Ohio Company forced the Ohio region Native Americans into. The Ohio Company of Virginia was established in 1748, by a bunch of wealthy Virginians trying to establish territory, establish trading routes, and finally to make a lot of money. The Ohio Company of Virginia impacted the Seven Years more than they get credit for. When in reality the Ohio Company should get credit for one of the main causes to the Seven Years War. Also they should get credit for speeding up the process of leading up to the Seven Years War. The War was going to happen regardless, but it happened a lot sooner because the Ohio Company forced the French to start exploration in the land West of the Appalachian to try and keep up with the British a lot sooner than it would have if there was no Ohio Company of Virginia. Also the Native Americans were forced into difficult circumstances because they had to decide who to trade with the Ohio Company or the French? The question of who were they going to trade with eventually led to who are you fighting with in the Seven Years War? The Native Americans in the Ohio region had to pick who to fight with over a war where they were fighting over their land but would receive no benefits or their land back in return.