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It is noteworthy that Simon Bolivar, the "liberator" of five South American countries, was born in 1783, the year America received its independence. His liberation wars began in the 1810s, the decade of America's War of 1812. So the question is like asking, "Were there any notable participants in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812?" Unlike the ...


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The Tea Act did not involve new taxes.It was, however, designed to give the British East India Company (BEIC) a monopoly on tea trade. Prior to this, Americans drank a lot of untaxed tea from other sources (including smuggling). The monopoly given to the BEIC meant that all tea would now be taxed. The BEIC was struggling under the burden of taxes it had ...


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It depends... While on TV it is dramatic for a commander to order a retreat, the proper command in the British Army is to "retire" (opposite to advance). This would require a well ordered march away from the enemy. Even a retreat would be reasonably ordered - although, not necessarily following a specific command. Retreats are generally a unit deciding ...



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