September 30, 2006

Advantages and Disadvantages during the American Revolutionary War

British Advantages

  1. Larger army
  2. Better fighting technique
  3. Financial support
  4. Native American allies

British Disadvantages:

  1. Fighting technique not equipped for American wilderness
  2. Slow communication
  3. Shortage of supplies

American Advantages:

  1. Excellent military officials
  2. Desire of independence
  3. Guerrilla warfare
  4. Financial support from France

American Disadvantages:

  1. smaller army
  2. no political authority
  3. 1/3 of the Americans supported the war
  4. supply shortages

Both armies had advantages and disadvantages during the war. Each army had an equal opportunity to win. However, there were things that made both armies suffer. They each suffered from supply shortages. Both had incredible allies that they could rely on. Basically, I don’t understand why the Native Americans wanted to help the British in the first place.

I think that the Native Americans forgot about the French and Indian War. During the French and Indian War many Native Americans were killed by British soldiers. Now the Native Americans are allies with the army that killed their people. That makes absolutely no sense to me because the British killed their people. I would have expected the Native Americans to become allies with the Americans during the American Revolutionary War.

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