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Ka-pi96 said:
Nope, it's not even slightly a big deal here in the UK. The Falklands War even gets more recognition than the US independence war.

I wouldnt think it would be, it was a war they lost.

 

It is an amazing story. how people who were tired of oppression of the king of England, made a new country out of colonies and eventually won a war again t the biggest superpower of the time. the struggles of the people involved, no one today could do what they did.

 

personally i find it funny to study political adversaries from that time, after the war. starting with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

 

Jefferson's camp accused President Adams of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."

In return, Adams' men called Vice President Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

As the slurs piled on, Adams was labeled a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant, while Jefferson was branded a weakling, an atheist, a libertine, and a coward.

 

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Last edited by LiquorandGunFun - on 05 July 2018