Franklin was an undisputed leader of the Revolution

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Franklin was an undisputed leader of the Revolution. Other patriots relied on him for  advice about government, politics, propaganda, and law. George Washington even  consulted him for military advice. Franklin was most important, however, as a diplomat.  Without France's aid, America could never have won the war. Without Franklin's charm  and talent, the French may not have given this aid. The French ministers were  impressed by his intelligence and sophistication, his reputation as a scientist and man of  letters, and his understanding of British and French politics. He helped convince the  French that Americans were serious about winning their independence and would stop  at nothing short of it. Recognizing this, the French leaders saw a chance to hurt Britain  by helping America. While the French government respected Franklin, the French people loved him. He was 
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