Scandinavia and the World

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Parenting 20 10, 11:06am

@Sisu #9844259
@oldman #9845063

Yyyeah. The wealthy landowners (what we'd call the 1%ers today) were in favour of a revolution; paying the kings taxes actually made a difference to them. in 1775, most regular people in the Americas [u]didn't care[/u] about which flag flew overhead (they had more practical problems to care about). There were actually more loyalists (1/3rd) than separatists (1/5th).
(Really wish I could find you the rest of the segment on how the revolutionary army was formed. It's pretty interesting).

America wearing England's shirt