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Myths of the American Revolution

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Colorado Dolfan, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    Just wanted to share this article I read the other day in Smithsonian Magazine.

    Very good article with some very interesting information...


  2. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    new york ciity
    his brilliant strategy of RUNNING bought us time to turn the war to our advantage. Had he been dumb enough to fight the British early we would still be British subjects
  3. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    It has been said that 30 % fought for Freedom while 30% remained loyal to the crown and 40 % sat on the fence waiting to see who would win. 3 % of the 30 % who fought were the movers and shakers of the revolution. If you think about it thats not a lot of people.

    Another note to ponder is that the war was not popular at home and the Brits had alot of trouble getting and maintaining troop levels. Kind of like Vietnam in that respect.

    Washington = Ike? Thoughts?
  4. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2007
    Washington's mobile infantry was copied by Chairman Mao, and helped in winning his revolution as well.

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