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Question: I would like to understand the context of France's material contribution, with an overview of what was provided in terms of the percentage of manpower, materiel, finance, and naval support during the revolutionary war? Short Answer: The numbers don't yield a complete "understanding" of the value of the French in the ...


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Perhaps you should ask about the prisoner of war conventions in European society in the 1780s. If the prisoners survived being imprisoned, the probability of which would vary greatly, they would normally be released following the the formal ending of the war with a peace treaty. Furthermore, prisoners could be released under parole, promising to refrain ...


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Were defeated British officers able to return home after England [sic] lost the war Just as defeated American officers were able to return home after they lost a battle, officers of both sides were often repatriated during the conflict. This was the norm for many nations in the centuries around that period. As can be seen from a couple of examples from ...


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Question: Why could George Washington and the revolutionaries not stop Governor Tryon in New York Harbor? Short Answer The Patriots were divided into factions. The more radical factions wanted to arrest Governor Tryon, but the more moderate faction in this case lead by George Washington basically stopped them. Washington was waiting on the Continental ...


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Here is an article which concludes that: the most significant achievement of the lodge [Les Neuf SÅ“urs] was its immense support of the American Revolution. More specifically: Because of his leadership position, Franklin was able to use the lodge to acquire financial aid for America, to develop friendships needed for the fulfillment of his diplomatic ...


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Question: Was the Somerset Decision in 1772 in England the real underlying cause of the American Revolutionary war? He said the real reason for the revolutionary war was not for freedom but on the contrary for preserving slavery. He said one of the first articles in the US Constitution was to protect slavery. Short Answer I can find no ...


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Question: Did the 'founding fathers' of the United States see Oliver Cromwell as a role model? Oliver Cromwell died 1658, more than a century before the Declaration of Independence. Cromwell was religious fanatic, a regicidal dictator who waged religious genocide. He was the founding fathers worst nightmare, their model of what not to do. Can you ...


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