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Quote: FelipeWhat i fear most from USA: San Andreas fault and the Big One! Half of the software companies in the world hit by such an earthquake: definitely not cool for USA and the rest of the world ...
Posted: Friday, 16 February 2007 at 11:24AM (AEDT)
Posted: Saturday, 17 February 2007 at 8:28AM (AEDT)
1) The posting of "dan39" listing the battles of the American Revolutionary war is rather selective. For example, the Americans were defeated in the south a lot in 1778 - 1780. They lost the battle of Savannah Georgia in December 1778, and the battle Charleston South Carolina in late winter 1780. The last battle led to the largest surrender of American soldiers, over 5,000, at one time, and led the British controlling much of the south for a year or two. So this guy is very deceptive in his arguments. However, I must say that when a new general Nathaniel Green, replaces Horatio Gates as the general in the south, the American forces won two big battles in the south, at Kings Mountain in October 1780 and at Cowpens in January 1781, (a few months before the big surrender or Cornwallis' forces at Yorktown, Virginia). These American battle victories are primarily why Cornwallis made the disastrous decision to lock himself up at Yorktown, waiting for reinforcements, which came a few days too late. 2) You are correct that the British won more battles than the Americans. However that is also completely irrelevant. The British had the huge expense of supported tens of thousands of troops across the ocean, fighting in a land that every year wanted them there less and less. George Washington's strategy was not to win the war, but simply to not lose the war. By doing so he knew they would force the British to quit eventually as the public in Britain became more and more tired of a war far away. Sounds like a strategy that fighters in a certain Middle East country is using against the USA forces today. Too bad that the current American administration didn't bother to learn their own history.