mistermack Posted May 22 Share Posted May 22 Don't Americans make far too much of all that "Birth of a Nation" bullshit? Canada and Australia did just fine without a war of independence, and anyway, the true motives for the war are being airbrushed out of existence. From my reading, the British government had put huge money into establishing the colony, and protecting the colonials, but the colonials didn't want to pay any share of it. And the other bone of contention was that the British wanted to expand westwards into the Indian lands more peacefully, by treaty etc, whereas the colonials wanted to drive the Indian nations off their lands by force and try to exterminate them. As they subsequently did. Also, the winning of the war itself was down to the intervention of the French, rather than a glorious struggle by the colonials. History in the US is about as twisted as what's taught in Japan. Why can't people just accept historical facts as they happened? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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