They were also the seven seas most powerful and wealthy country, so shouldn’t they have been the obvious victor for this campaign? Consequently they had a lot of disadvantages to; the most apparent one was the distance. They were three thousand miles away from reinforcements, supplies and they were completely unfamiliar with the terrain. They were also engaged in other, more pressing wars at the time and couldn’t afford to send their best troops to the colonies. The size of the colonies was also a huge problem; they had enough men to defeat the colonists on the battlefield but not enough to occupy the places they conquered because if a land was controlled by the British they had to leave a significant amount of troops behind or else the colonists would regain control.
Another reason America had an advantage over Britain was that the English citizens were tired of war. The war had begun to turn into years and citizens were getting tired of paying taxes and just the war in general. In my opinion one of the biggest advantages the colonists had was how great a leader George Washington was. American soldiers were outnumbered and not as well trained as the English soldiers, but because of Washington’s brilliance and strategy it helped the colonists prevail over Britain. On the other hand Britain also had many advantages over the Americans.
However, as the war went on, the king’s money dwindled away, and Parliament raised taxes, therefore they had more money than the king. London was probably the most important place in the whole battle, without this, the parliamentarians probably wouldn’t have won. London had a large population and they mostly supported parliament. It was also an extremely wealthy place compared to the areas that the king owned (Wales, Cornwall and Northern England). London kept the parliamentarians supplied with soldiers and weapons for the entire war, and if the king took control of it, Parliament would certainly have lost.
General George Washington’s strategy of erosion effectively outlasted Great Britain’s will to fight a costly war on American soil. Comparatively, Great Britain wholly underestimated the colonists and did not employ a coherent strategy but rather relied on a poorly executed belief that colonial support for the war would disappear with the occupation of key American cities. Roots of the American Revolution reside in a series of laws and taxes implemented by the British government following their support of the colonies during French and Indian war. It is important to note that the French and Indian war was part of the much larger Seven Years war fought between 18th century powers Spain, Great Britain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire. While Great Britain emerged a victor of the Seven Years war, it was nearly bankrupt at its completion in 1763.
“Hit and run” tactics are used against enemy bases and communications to demoralize the enemy. A good example of the ideal conditions needed for guerilla warfare is shown in struggles which have involved ordinary people going against an imperial power, such as at the end of WW1. During times like these, the rebels were often very poorly equipped and were therefore, unable to defeat the conquering power by conventional means and rather, had to rely more on the support of the people. The areas of the world where guerilla war has been very successful and which have been suitable for the practice of guerilla warfare,
Other than that, the main countries fighting were those around the Triple Entente and those centered around the Triple Alliance. Other countries around the globe were neutral during this war and did not take part in it. Another reason why WW1 was not a total war is because not all countries used up all their resources to fight or to produce the needs. Most of the countries in the Allied powers, already had their military resources established for example, which could alleviate the tension of having to produce weapons and military supplies quickly as the demand increases. The British had the strongest navy years before WW1 began which allows them to use the
All payments went towards the king, this would've also made the Earls not feel powerful enough, especially Harold Godwin who was seen as the most powerful man in England, but theoretically he wasn’t. However the Economy was well governed because the trade increased, which encouraged both the growth of towns and foreign contacts, this demonstrates that England were still involved in trade, which was good for the economy. However the economy was not very well developed especially compared to the Byzantine Empire and Muslim world. Those economies were massive, especially when compared to England’s. Overall I believe that the economy for pre-Conquest England as well- governed to an extent as the King did have large control, he did control this well, but he may have been seen as too powerful where the government is concerned.
Foreign reaction and military strength to the civil war benefited the Nationalists much more than it did the Republicans. Primarily, this was because the Nationalists gained from the Non-intervention pact of 1936-39. On one hand, Britain and France refused to aid the Republicans and, on the other hand, they failed to stop German and Italian aid reaching the nationalists. Italian and German assistance was crucial in the early part of the war which arguably set the Nationalists up with a clear advantage. Their aircraft saved the Nationalists from a possible early defeat by airlifting the Army of Africa to the mainland to reinforce Mola’s rebellion.
One of the reasons as to why the British were able to conquer India was that they were already advanced in technology and they had more superior weapons and means of communication. They considered themselves more superior and higher in rank and thus they thought that they should conquer India. British control in India had both a positive and negative impact on India. On one hand it put the Indians on a standard living condition. But on the other hand it put them under the poverty line and destroyed their economy.
The fore fathers of our country did not want things to stay the way they were. They got tired of living under British rule and did something about it. We went to war with a country that had way more money and power than us and still came out on top. If they had not stood up against the British, we would still be under their control. Today, we are considered the most powerful country.