posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:22 PM
reply to post by Hijinx
If there wasn't a war with the empire, the US would eventually been given it's independence just like Canada, Australia, Scotland,
Africa, the Caribbean etc etc etc.
Whilst having devolved power Scotland is still a full and equal part of The United Kingdom along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland - at least
There is a referendum scheduled for 2015 on Scottish Independance.
Back on topic.
I think independnce would have been inevitable - however if independance was achieved through more peaceful means then I suspect the USA's form of
government would be more similar to that of Australia or Canada and I doubt if the beloved American Constitution would ever have been drafted.
As a result US society and the collective US psyche would be very different to what it is today - and by extension so would the world.
The US would probably have acquired the same land, it just may have had to take it by force from Spain and France etc, especially considering the UK
was frequently at war with both these nations, and generally won.
It would have been inevitable that a nation the size of the USA and with it's resources etc that it would, at some point, become a world
Would it have been as 'aggressive' on the world stage? - I doubt it - I suspect that without The Constitution, for all that there is an enormous
amount to like and respect in it, the US would not have developed that over-bearing sense of self-righteousness that tends to fuel it's foreign
I hope I haven't offended any Americans, I for one feel that despite all the mistakes it has made etc the world is a far better place for the role
the USA has played upon the world stage than it would have been if it hadn't taken that role upon itself, (or had it thrust upon it, depending on