There was no way the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. The British were only looking out for their own good and taxing the colonist like crazy it was inevitable. Small tiffs about the taxing led to the Concord and Lexington battles then vwala war erupted. The British should have been able to control the rebellions what with their enormous population, huge imperial army and probably the world’s best navy at that time. They were also the seven seas most powerful and wealthy country, so shouldn’t they have been the obvious victor for this campaign?
As England tried to hold its grip on the becoming independent colonies, Britain was in need of a centralized colonial government that should have been established from the beginning. Due to the great distance between America and England and its inefficient policies, the colonies had a great deal of freedom. When Britain decided to enforce their influence and rule on America following the Seven Years War, there was many areas of disagreement that eventually lead to the American Revolution. Following the victory of the French and Indian War, Britain gained control of half of the continent by the scratch of a pen (94). Britain's national debt doubled during the course of the war and the cost of extended empire cause a dramatic increase in the cost of living.
The conflicts over trade, taxes, and government representation brought about the revolution that began shaping the United States as it is today. Although there were many economic influences on the American Revolution, these were not the primary causes of it. The colonists believed that the king of England, King George III at the time, was too controlling over the colonies, with tyrannical attitude and laws. This is shown in the Declaration of Independence, declaring the United States free from "absolute Tyranny over the States." To add to this conflict, British forces were attempting to intimidate the colonists into just plainly giving up.
They felt they could gain all of upper Canada and some of lower Canada, and they also wanted to annex Florida. They also wanted to expel the Brits from north America to stop them from siding with and arming the Native Americans. The British were interested in the fur trade up north and were therefore alined with the Native Americans. Going into the War the British only wanted to stop the Americans from trading with the French so they could win their fight with Napoleon. Because they were occupied with the Napoleonic Wars they could only supply 5000 troops to Canada to help repel the American advances.
Every war costs huge amounts of money; the British were simply trying to raise money to pay the costs of the North American components of the Seven Years War, which was the French and Indian War. An effective tax is one that will raise money. Nobody likes taxes, though, however necessary they are. 2. How did colonists justify their protests and ultimate rebellion?
The War of 1812 is also considered an unnatural war because the Treaty of Ghent ended the war but resolved none of the issues that started it. The Embargo and the Non-Intercourse Act, which had the purpose of establishing self-sufficiency for the U.S. and improving its economy, further weakened America and deepened the conflict with Britain. The British reasons to wage war against America were that it had chosen France as a trading partner. Failing in peaceful efforts and facing an economic depression, some Americans began to argue for a declaration of war to redeem the national honor. The Congress that was elected in 1810 and met in November 1811 included a group known as the War Hawks who demanded war against Great Britain.
When they won the French and Indian War, England had to make a few reforms. King George III declared the Proclamation of 1763, which forbid American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains in an effort the stabilize relations with the Native Americans. However this angered many colonists who had land grants there and in turn, the Proclamation Line was ignored. This was the start of a series of disagreements between the two lands, as the American citizens began to gain a stronger taste for independence. Enlightenment writers such as John Locke, who patented the idea that it
On the other hand, the Allies had a good amount of soldiers and the popular support of their people. In addition to a much superior army the Allies also had USA joining the war against Germany. USA joining the war gave the Allies a larger army, troops from the US were arriving at a rate of 300,000 a month. The Schlieffen Plan, to avoid a two-front war by concentrating their troops on one side by quickly defeating the French and then rushing the troops to face the Russians before they had time to mobilize fully, resulted in Britain joining the war. Having to fight two fronts was the one thing that Germany had always dreaded and tried to avoid, this lead to the Germans using the tactic of wearing down France and Britain, which also failed.
' Other countries had undergone rapid development and were now forcing there way onto the world stage. Britain was now liable to economic, and military, threats posed by aggresive rivals like the newly-industrialised United States and the newly-unified Germany.  While this fear was present before the war, it was elevated to crisis levels by the inabiltity to easily defeat the Boers as people began to seriously doubt 'Britain's ability to maintain its status should it ever be challenged by a more advanced competitor. ' Once British reinforcements arrived the defeat of the Boers was 'enevitable', however, the nature of the war was not.  The British had
Sophie Shepherd ‘The Falklands War was Thatcher’s most successful foreign policy achievement’. How far do you agree with this view? Margaret Thatcher’s aims concerning foreign policy were to maintain the special relationship with America, defeat communism, to make peace in the cold war and to raise the status of Britain. The Falklands War was Thatcher’s most successful foreign policy achievement because it created more than one successful outcome. Although this was a great achievement, Thatcher did have other successes such as with the EU, America and defeating communism whilst working closely with Gorbachev to act as a peacemaker in the Cold War.