A professional army in battle and thats a good thing

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a professional army in battle. And that’s a good thing, in your opinion, for it is the British Army that is your faction’s bulwark, and no rational person would send the New York militia to fight against the British Army—the militia would be slaughtered. A weak New York military means that the colonies will remain within the British Empire, one way or another. Should the Asia start lobbing cannon fire into the city, or should the British Army take aggressive actions in the colonies, there will be calls from Patriots to produce a more professional military force. Beyond increasing militia preparedness (which you can support, since it won’t do much), there are two sorts of armies they may propose (which you must oppose): 1) a New York army, kept within the colony for defending New York only, training in a camp in Brooklyn, or 2) an intercolonial army under a unified command, trained and sent to fight wherever the British threat is greatest. Your goal is to prevent either option from passing, or if you cannot, to push for a New York Army which does not integrate into the Continental Army (this would weaken their training and coordination in the event of a battle). If it looks like you will lose, you may try to delay the vote as long as possible—another way to weaken any Patriot military effectiveness if a battle comes. You must argue against both Army proposals based on two grounds: 1) a New York army or a New York unit in a Continental Army would be an illegal and unjust participation in an armed rebellion against the king and Parliament; and 2) such an armed force would be futile in the face of the British navy (the finest in the world) and the professional British army. Additionally, those who serve in these forces will risk death, either from camp diseases or battle, in the service of a wrongheaded cause, and the cost of creating and maintaining such an army would be enormous. This military funding could only be accomplished either by taxation (a horrific hypocrisy if the Patriots propose it); printing paper money (inflation will result); or collecting contributions from rich Patriots (this will leave your wealth untouched and bankrupt your opponents). If the Provincial Congress approves only a militia, each Loyalist leader will earn 2 points. If an army is delayed until after the end of the fourth Game Session, each Loyalist will earn 1 point. 4 Support reconciliation with the British Empire and oppose all calls for independence. Rely on the British army and navy if independence is proclaimed. POLITICAL OBJECTIVE Various British and American politicians have offered and will continue to offer formulas for avoiding war and achieving a reconciliation between the colonists and the king in Parliament. You can research such pro- posals as Lord North’s Conciliatory Resolution or the Olive Branch Petition of the Continental Congress
PATRIOTS, LOYALISTS, AND REVOLUTION IN NEW YORK CITY, 1775–1776 ROLE SHEET: James Jauncey, Loyalist Faction 8 OF 11 and offer them as alternatives to Patriot proposals. If and when a debate for independence arises, you

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