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Unformatted text preview: 1-14-08Military-Each colony had make there own military to have defense-The colonies military were lightly armored and poorly trained-Most didnt want to venture from the town since they had to farm and such-There were numerous minutemen which could over come British forces if enough could be gathered-In 1775 Second Continental Congress established the Continental Army which was commanded by Washington-Had major problems, no budget, slow recruitment, desertion was high, and supplies were scares-Between 1776 and1783, 250k men served while only 90k severed at a timeBritish Military-In 1775 Britain was militarily the most powerful nation in the world and they had already defeated France-They could draw resources from all around the world, their empire was sprawling all around the world-There navy was the masters of the ocean, there sea captains were the smartest-In 1775 Britain had over 200 Ship of the Line-They were ships with 3 battery decks and over 60 cannons, they were used to blockade Boston...
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