Consider the following statements: 
1. The war of Austrian succession in Europe was a direct cause of First Carnatic War 
2. The loss of French supremacy in Carnatic was a direct consequence of First Carnatic War 
Which among the above is / are correct statements? 

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both the statements are correct in this question. The war of Austrian Succession which broke out in Europe became the immediate cause of war. The French and the English fought against each other in the war of Austrian succession and consequently a war broke out between the two nations in Indian also.

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