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Unformatted text preview: -Larger economy, can replace soldiers easily Disadvantages of Revolution for Colonists-Lack of money (funds cut off by England) so colonists raise taxes, and had to turn to other countries.-Hard to keep an army in the field (never larger than 16,000 people) because of harsh conditions. Disadvantages of Revolution for Britain-Takes four to six weeks to get troops or messages back and forth from England to colonies-Only 13 colonies are rebelling of 30 worldwide, so they can not use all of its resources on this Revolution because they have to still support its others. Military Forces Your advantage is your opponent’s disadvantage On paper, England should easily win war.-British Army- Largest and well disciplined Officers must be from family gentry Lower classes of England can never become a military officer Militias and Continental Army Most colonists serve in the local militia, rather than the Continental Army (200,000)...
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- Spring '08
- History, Continental Army, -Psychological advantage-between sin, military officer Militias