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What if America had lost the Revolutionary War?

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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If this had happened, I wonder what would be different about World War 2, how would Americans sound when speaking English? What biggest changes will be done to history? What do you think?




posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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it would be part of the commonwealth and gained independance naturally..

i doubt alot would have changed ironically

wars never solve anything
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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We would have been where we are now about 200 years ago!



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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If America had remained under British rule, we would have cities named Upper Willywobble by the Sea instead of Los Angeles.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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At least you wouldn't have ice tea and have some proper tea to drink !



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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And they would take the tea bag out of the cup instead of leaving it in for the duration of the drink.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by Welshextremist
it would be part of the commonwealth and gained independance naturally..



Yeah, I think the situation would be much the same as Austrralia or New Zealand.

In some obscure technical sense under the rule of Her Majesty the Queen, but in a practical sense completely independent.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:46 AM
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lol what are you all talking about?

The US is still under the control of "The British" Roy-El family
and the Vatican/Holy Roman Empire

Just as we Brits are under their thumb as well

lol come on people...we know this already!
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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we wouldnt have those darn dentists torturing us all the time



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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American heath care would be FREE



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Our diets would consist of foul mushy bland food, and organ meat pies
Oh, and pork and beans for breakfast...what is up with that?
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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The US did NOT "win" the Revolutionary war. Check the treaty of Paris, concocted by King George. Since when does the "loser" of a war write up the treaty at the end?

And all through my schooling, they seemed to leave the War of 1812 out of it entirely. So, a mere thirty years after we "won" the Revolution, the "losers" came back and thrashed us again? Basically saying, don't think you can stop paying. Pay up, or we will blow the 5hlt out of you again.

And why is the British Crown the largest landholder in the US?

Who says we won that Revolution?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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What if America had lost the Revolutionary War?


Then the 13 colonies would never have expanded.
... well, maybe to 15, but not much more than that.
The southern states would still be French controled.
The entire western United States would still be under Spain.

Oh, and most of Europe would be speaking German by now.
With the exception of the empires of Spain and Portugal.
Canada would be speaking Japanese.


David Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Oh, and pork and beans for breakfast...what is up with that?
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From the nation that has pork, hash browns, pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast. A heart attack on a plate



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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I very much doubt there would be a huge amount of difference for most of us down here at the bottom of the pile.. maybe the wealth would be spread slightly different at the top...

ETA: I have to add that I am glad they did as it makes the Commonwealth Games that much more fun to watch

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Britain Gave the US the State Of Florida (Last time i looked that was in the south)

Britain Had Control of Oregon (Last time i looked that was on the opposite seaboard of the 13 colonies)

Australia for example was first colonised by The British on it's east coast. And then it spread west. So who can say if The British wouldn't have done the same in the US?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Then the colonies would have better;
Comedies
Beer
Bubble and Squeak
Spies (Bond, James Bond)
Gardens
and
Proper Walking Canes.

Cheers!



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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I think you're forgetting the Cherokee, Iriquois, Shawnee, and a few hundred other nations and tribes.

Had the US lost, the American Holocaust would not have occurred in the same manner, or in the same time frame, nor in the same numbers. Quite possibly there wouldn't have been one and a coalition or confederacy of Native American nations would eventually drive the Europeans out of most of the continent.

Now that's a pleasant fantasy.
Too bad it turned out the way it did: so much was lost to bring us to this messed up place they've made of it.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy

What if America had lost the Revolutionary War?




Oh, and most of Europe would be speaking German by now.
With the exception of the empires of Spain and Portugal.



David Grouchy
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You can thank the Russians that they're not



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Well I hadn't thought of that.. thank you for the reminder.. I guess like the rest of the Empire America would not have had the same scale of migration and perhaps not the same pressures on acquiring new land. Tho I suspect like the rest of us you would have been put to work extracting your own resources to fill the pockets of those at the top... hmmm... not much different to now



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