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Unformatted text preview: your taxes. It was precisely to pay for the stalemate that GB raised the tea and stamp taxes to pay for the F- I war, billeted troops in major colonial capitals. Here is a moment of revelation. GB said: if you don’t pay for the cost of colonial rule, since the colonies were too costly to keep as colonies, since colonies are supposed to generate revenue for the mother country. If one steps back, this has never been a problem in the Spanish empire, silver paid for EVERYTHING (shipping, trade, surplus revenues) Similarly, pre- haiti is sending back enormous revenues to France. GB N. America is not doing this. They are not doing what colonies are supposed to do. They don’t generate revenues. Spanish also raised taxes in parallel policies There was never a doubt in the minds of the Spanish empire and colonial entrepreneurs that there was overarching profit for both them and the Empire. British N. America sets off towards independence, Spanish N. America returns to colonial status and economic boom until 1810. We have been taught that the French supported the revolution. We have less often been told that the Spanish contributed enormous amounts of money to sustain the revolution. Also, grain and goods. There are risks involved in getting involved in the revolution. Publicly supporting the US Revolution in the 1770s/80s, the Andeans rise up. Where the Andeans aware that the Spanish were philosophically and physically supporting the US revolution? And that this would make it difficult to crush the Andean revolution....
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