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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 01:04 PM
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24. We all know England could have recked us if they really wanted to.
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  -American History question: Did we actually "Win" the American Revolutionary War, or... Up2Late  Jun-08-07 01:32 AM   #0 
  - They got routed.  votesomemore   Jun-08-07 01:36 AM   #1 
  - Yep, if it wasn't for the French we'd all be speaking English today  jgraz   Jun-08-07 01:39 AM   #2 
  - !  Bucky   Jun-08-07 06:35 AM   #12 
     - Heh, speak for yourself  jgraz   Jun-08-07 12:06 PM   #21 
  - The Russians?  JohnLocke   Jun-08-07 01:43 AM   #5 
     - Politics in Europe during the 18th century was based on balance of power  uberllama42   Jun-08-07 06:53 AM   #17 
     - I think not.  Bucky   Jun-08-07 07:06 AM   #18 
  - Their defeat at the battle of Yorktown basically destroyed British morale  Downtown Hound   Jun-08-07 01:39 AM   #3 
  - Interestingly, Yorktown comes from an old English word meaning "Tet Offensive"  Bucky   Jun-08-07 06:42 AM   #14 
     - Guerrilla Wars are often very similar in many ways  Downtown Hound   Jun-08-07 11:04 AM   #20 
  - Like most such calamities, it all depends on point of view.  EST   Jun-08-07 01:41 AM   #4 
  - King George III didn't send in enought troops  Hardrada   Jun-08-07 01:48 AM   #6 
  - "If we don't fight them over there, we'll be fighting them here"  baldguy   Jun-08-07 06:27 AM   #11 
     - If we lose America, then Ireland, India, and Jamaica will fall like dominoes!  Bucky   Jun-08-07 06:44 AM   #15 
        - Hey, they did! ... ... ... eventually ... ... (nt)  Posteritatis   Jun-08-07 02:52 PM   #28 
  - Not entirely  Prophet 451   Jun-08-07 01:53 AM   #7 
  - Interesting, thank you for the British perspective.  Up2Late   Jun-08-07 02:39 AM   #8 
  - They call it the "American Revolution"  Prophet 451   Jun-08-07 02:51 AM   #9 
  - My understanding is that the war was never all that popular  Bucky   Jun-08-07 06:48 AM   #16 
  - To an extent  Prophet 451   Jun-08-07 09:28 PM   #29 
  - I thought the French were keeping you busy as well.  hootinholler   Jun-08-07 02:08 PM   #26 
     - That was part of it  Prophet 451   Jun-08-07 09:41 PM   #30 
  - Did we WIN, or were we PLAYED?  dicksteele   Jun-08-07 03:01 AM   #10 
  - The Carolina Campaign destroyed the Brits through attrition  LostinVA   Jun-08-07 06:40 AM   #13 
  - Thanks! I was taught American History at least 3-4 times in school growing up...  Up2Late   Jun-08-07 01:02 PM   #22 
  - Combination of both  theboss   Jun-08-07 09:17 AM   #19 
  - Americans have trouble getting this but  spoony   Jun-08-07 01:03 PM   #23 
  - The Hessian mercenaries sure were a bust.  Swede   Jun-08-07 02:12 PM   #27 
  - We all know England could have recked us if they really wanted to.  hnmnf   Jun-08-07 01:04 PM   #24 
  - There was also a segment of the British political community  LibertyLover   Jun-08-07 01:45 PM   #25 

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