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The American Revolutionary War was not Revolutionary.

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The American Revolutionary Wars for American Independence was a conflict fought between the second Continental Congress/Confederate States of America or the United Confederate States of America from 1775 with the first battles at Concord and Lexington and the conflict’s conclusion in 1783.

The American Revolution is remembered in popular culture, particularly in the United States, as a revolutionary conflict against the tyranny of Kings.

Unfortunately, this is historical nonsense that is politically necessary to maintain the unity of the USA.

The United States in 1783 and its final constitution, which came into effect in 1789, was necessary to build up secular saints in the form of the founding fathers and the viewpoint of tyranny against liberty to provide this new nation with legitimacy.

All countries require their founding myths, heroes and villains. For the Americans, this was British tyranny, the tyranny of Kings and the perceived abuses of American citizens with little basis.

However, it can be argued, and I will argue, that the American Revolution was a war for independence based on self-interest and political interest and not upon revolutionary principles near those principles were used as a means to justify rebellion.

These arguments are supported by historians such as David Starkey and Robert Middlekauff, who wrote the book Glorious Cause of the American Revolution from 1763 to 1789.

American Revolutionary War

Myths and Lies

In the American popular psyche, the American Revolution was a war against British tyranny and the tyranny of King George III of England.

This is false on multiple accounts because the British in the 18th century were the home of liberalism, the development of modern capitalism and the industrial revolution.

Furthermore, the British Isles was one of the most unrestricted places on the continent and free from French tyranny, the Bordon dynasty of France and the Habsburgs of the Holy Roman Empire.

Also, England’s freedom of the press was formally established in Great Britain with the lapse of the Licensing Act in 1695.

Secondly, the kings of England have been limited monarchies and not absolute monarchies since before the Norman conquest in 1066, preceded by the old Anglo-Saxon kings of England from 927 until the death of Harold Godwin at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Preceding the Norman conquests, the kings of England still had limited powers, and constitutional limitations were placed upon the power of English kings since King John of England signed the Magna Carter in 1215.

England never had and never will have an absolute monarch.

By the early 18th century, England’s Kings were now kings of Great Britain since the act of Union with Scotland in 1707 meant that monarchs were primary ceremonial positions.

The last monarch to overrule Parliament or not follow Parliament’s wishes was Queen Anna, who reigned from 1702 until 1714, being the last Stewart Queen of England with the dynasty ruling England from 1603 until 1714.

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Why Rebellion Was Necessary

The reason for the American Revolution was not revolutionary but merely a war of independence based upon the interests of the perceived interests of the English colonies and the English homeland no longer aligning.

The English Parliament, or the British Parliament, passed taxation acts such as the Stamp Act and the so-called Intolerable Acts to get tax revenue from the American colonists.

The British had no effective way to collect taxation from the American colonists in the 13 colonies. Each colony had its state legislature, but the legislative houses proposed no taxation programs or means of taxing the colonies.

The historian David Starkey argued that the British passing Acts on goods in America was merely a way for the British government to try and get the American legislative houses to devise their means of taxation.

Thirteen colonies with the first permanent English colony in America were founded in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607.

The founder of the Jamestown settlement was the adventurer Captain John Smith, famous for being saved from execution by Pocahontas, the daughter of an Indian chief.

The way the English and later the British founded their colonies was a hands-off approach and not in total the 1760s with the administration based in London attempt to tax its colonists.

This hands-off approach and virtual independence of American colonists made taxation practically impossible, which is why the United States, until the present day, has a solid anti-taxation culture.

This is why the United States did not have general taxation until the American Civil War, 1861 to 1865, due to the American political and social culture of taxation.

The financial requirements of the Civil War prompted the first American income tax in 1861.

At first, Congress placed a flat 3-percent tax on all incomes over $800 and later modified this principle to include a graduated tax.

Also, a central bank was not created in the USA until December 23, 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law.

It stood as a classic example of compromise — a decentralised central bank that balanced the competing interests of private banks and populist sentiment.

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No Taxation Without Representation

Great Britain’s constitution and political make-up from the 18th century until the present day does not lend itself to federalism due to the nature and size of the population of England’s constituent nations, with England dominating the British Isles. Scotland in 1700 had a population of around 400,000, with England’s population of over 6 million.

This discrepancy in numbers continues until this day, and that’s why any attempt at federalism will lead to division and eventual breakup of the United Kingdom.

With the creation of dissolved assemblies in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland saw a growing separatism because Great Britain is not a union of nations but a union of parliaments.

(In September 1997, referendums were held in Scotland and Wales, and most voters chose to establish a Scottish Parliament and a National Assembly for Wales. In Northern Ireland, devolution was a key part of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, supported by voters in a referendum in May 1998.)

With this knowledge, 13 colonies would not have been able to change how Britain functioned as a nation, which meant that independence may have been the only option.

This is also supported by the acceptance of American Independence in 1783 that England’s colonies and empire would eventually break up due to self-interest.

This argument in philosophy was argued by the Conservative philosopher Edmund Burke and Adam Smith, the author of The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, arguing the eventual death of the British Empire in the 18th century.

Both thinkers put forward self-interest in the governing ideology behind the American Revolution and for the future of the British Empire going in the same direction.

Nations’ quirks make them great and strange to outsiders, for the English is their parliamentary government, which keeps the union of the British Isles alive.

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The American Revolution and its Impact on American Culture

William Pitt, the Elder and former Prime Minister of Great Britain, stated, ‘ The Americans are England’s children, not our bastards.’ Unfortunately, the Americans rightly or wrongly felt they were treated as bastards, not legitimate children of England.

During the American War of Independence, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, marched on Philadelphia and defeated General George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine, which took place on 11 September 1777.

The conduct of British Regulars and German mercenaries in looting and living off the land turned the colonists against the British military, trying to crush the rebellion and traumatised the American public.

Also, neither side is certain who fired first during the battle of Concord and Lexington. Due to American regulators perceived to have fired first, it further traumatised the American political consciousness.

According to the American journalist and YouTube Star Johnny Harris, the United States will never get rid of its guns because Americans are frightened or paranoid about a strong central government.

This is why the Second and Third Amendments of the American Constitution are so fundamental to the American psyche.

(The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. It was ratified on December 15, 1791)

(Third Amendment to the United States Constitution: No Soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the Owner’s consent, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.)

From the point of view of the 13 colonies in the American political culture, American citizens/English citizens were attacked and invaded by German mercenaries and English soldiers to protect their liberties, and instead, their property was destroyed.

And this is why the American Revolution and the American mind was a revolution in reality, looking at the facts and conventions of the time.

The American Congress copied and pasted the English constitution into the American one in 1789, and, according to the historian David Starkey, the Americans dressed up the English constitution with Roman decoration and French universalism.

Starkey also argues that the United States was so successful because it used English constitutional and English common law of the 18th century, making the American system not revolutionary.

This will compare and contrast the American Revolution of 1776 to the French Revolution of 1789.

The French had five republics and two empires within 200 years; in contrast, the United States had one brief civil war in the middle of the 19th century.

Rule, Britannia

Rule, Britannia Song by Thomas Arne


When Britain first, at Heaven’s command

Arose from out the azure main;

This was the charter of the land,

And guardian angels sang this strain:

“Rule, Britannia! Rule the waves:

“Britons never will be slaves.”

The nations, not so blest as thee,

Must, in their turns, to tyrants fall;

While thou shalt flourish great and free,

The dread and envy of them all.

“Rule, Britannia! Rule the waves:

“Britons never will be slaves.”

Still more majestic shalt thou rise,

More dreadful, from each foreign stroke;

As the loud blast that tears the skies,

Serves but to root thy native oak.

“Rule, Britannia! Rule the waves:

“Britons never will be slaves.”

Thee haughty tyrants ne’er shall tame:

All their attempts to bend thee down,

Will but arouse thy generous flame;

But work their woe and thy renown.

“Rule, Britannia! Rule the waves:

“Britons never will be slaves.”

To thee belongs the rural reign;

Thy cities shall with commerce shine:

All thine shall be the subject main,

And every shore it circles thine.

“Rule, Britannia! Rule the waves:

“Britons never will be slaves.”

The Muses, still with freedom found,

Shall to thy happy coast repair;

Blest Isle! With matchless beauty crown’d,

And manly hearts to guard the fair.

“Rule, Britannia! Rule the waves:

“Britons never will be slaves.”

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The French Internal Demographic Blindspot

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Modern-day France as we can understand it today was founded upon these revolutionary principles Liberté, égalité, fraternité – Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: these words are regarded as the most famous slogan of the French Revolution.

Men and women are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the common good.

The French Revolution originates from the American Wars of Independence or revolutionary wars.

Still, it’s far more accurate to regard the American Revolution as an internal British civil war which saw the British people’s in North America going their own way.

The American Wars of Independence lasted from 1775 to 1783, leading to French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars from 1793 to 1815, with the French Revolution beginning during the storming of the Bastille in 1789.

Due to the legacy of the revolution and the politics of that period, people such as Norman, Aquitania, Corsicans, Britton and other ethnic groups within France were now legally and constitutionally only allowed to be identified as French.

This legacy has continued through five French republics, the restored Bourbon Monarchy and two empires which means the French government have a massive internal demographic blindspot regarding the French government meeting the needs of new ethnic groups.

Migration to France

In France, demographers classify all persons of foreign nationality born outside France as’ immigrants’. They exclude persons born abroad to French parents, such as the children of expatriates.

In 2018, there were 6.5 million immigrants living in France—9.7% of the total population (of 67 million). 4.1 million were foreign nationals, and 2.4 million, or 37%, had acquired French citizenship.

The composition of the immigrant population in France is changing.

The proportion of immigrants born in Spain or Italy who came to France long ago and are now old continuously falls.

Meanwhile, immigrants born in North Africa, who are younger and came more recently, now make up a considerable share of the immigrant population.

In 2018, 13% of immigrants in France were born in Algeria; 11.9% in Morocco; 9.2% in Portugal; 4.4% in Tunisia; 4.3% in Italy; 3.8% in Turkey; and 3.7% in Spain.

Half of France’s immigrants (50.3%) come from these seven countries. In 2018 52% of immigrants to France were women (provisional figures from advanced population estimates).

The problem with this data for France is that it doesn’t recognise its citizens as not being ethnically and culturally French. This means policies cannot be made to encourage integration and tackle institutional racism.

As Western nations become more ethnically diverse, it is the job of governments to decide whether or not their country can function as a multicultural society due to a significant difference between a humongous United nationality like the Japanese and South Koreans.

Or a divided society along ethnic lines like the old Austrian Hungarian Empire, which collapsed due to ethnic divisions.

When people migrate to new nations, for better or worse, they bring their cultures and political beliefs with them. This can enrich a society where the question must be asked whether they are winners or losers.

It’s incredibly unpopular and even possibly cruel to say some nations and civilisations are losers for various reasons such as geography, lack of political unity and religious divisions.

Again there is a reason why the only two legal systems that exist on this planet originate from two legal traditions: Roman law and the legacy of the Roman Empire. English common law was developed independently of Roman law and is the other major legal tradition.

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The Question of Integration and Birth Rates

Many nations in the Global North and the developed and developing world outside of Africa have birth rates like the United Kingdom, with over 50 years below replacement levels.

This meant nations like Britain had to bring immigration to maintain and expand their population.

Capitalism can only function if there are enough people at an adult working age and are far enough along the value-added chain.

The people at the height of their profession are usually aged between their early 40s and mid-50s.

These people invest most of their wages into investing in stock markets, which generates start-up capital and investments for entrepreneurial start-ups and keeps established businesses on the stock market with investing capital.

A stock is basically where an individual buys, for example, a stock in Tesla, which could be £100. In turn, the individual who purchased the stock may receive a dividend, a piece of Tesla’s profits being returned to the original investor.

The other outcome is that when the stock price goes up, the original investor will sell their stock, making a small profit from their initial investment.

Without enough people to invest, enough people to pay for the retirement of the elderly, capitalism and the way society has been constructed since the end of World War II in 1945 will no longer be possible.

The globe cannot rely on Africa and other nations with healthy demographics because supply the world young would run out because there are not enough people to go around, and that immigration does not solve the systemic internal problems of why people don’t have children.

Record numbers of women are reaching the age of 30 child-free, new official figures have shown. More than half (50.1%) of women in England and Wales born in 1990 were without a child when they turned 30 in 2020, the first generation to do so, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

People do not have children due to market shocks or couples never having their first child; for example, the Japanese demographics regarding having children collapsed due to the 1970s oil shock.

The Japanese also did not legalise the use of the contraceptive pill until the 1990s and birth rates continued to fall throughout the 1980s; this shows that it’s not just cultural reasons why people do not have children, but there is a structural problem within the economy.

It is an internal problem that cannot be solved by immigration because within a generation or two, the original immigrants would have died off, in their children would have integrated within the dominant culture of the society they are now living in.

This just compounds the decline of the global population regarding new births because of how societies are run and governments not being child friendly enough.

The population bomb will be imploding, and with it, the way modern societies are governed. We could be seen the return of authoritarianism if democratic leadership does not meet this new challenge the same they met with the challenge of communism and fascism in the 20th century.

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Sources for The French Internal Demographic Blindspot

The Guardian Record numbers of women reach 30 child-free in England and Wales link

Ined How many immigrants are there in France? link

Diplomatie Liberty, Equality, Fraternity link

Georgetown University Race: A Never-Ending Taboo in France link

Zeihan on Geopolitics France’s Demographic Blindspot: Racial Inequality || Peter Zeihan link

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