America’s Victory In The Revolutionary War Was Made More Probable For The Following Four Factors:
Here in the following, we have discussed the four primary factors, which were responsible to make America’s victory in the Revolutionary War more certain.
So, the four factors are:
- The large landmass of America.
- The participation of the French Empire and other external powers (such as Spain and the Netherlands).
- Great leaders and their leadership (George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson).
- The distance of the mainland between Great Britain and America.
Now, let’s make a short discussion over these four factors, one by one.
1. Massive Landmass of America (13 Colonies)
The total landmass of the United States of America (previously the 13 colonies) is more than 9 million square kilometers (Previously it was less but it was in millions).
Due to the war spared in this massive region, it was almost impossible for the British authority and soldiers to stop the American rebels.
Especially, the British authority faced difficulties in military operations, reinforcement, finding exact locations of revolutionaries, getting food and other necessary supplies, etc.
Revolutionaries attacked the Britishers from various parts and used to get hidden, where they could not even find them out.
Due to this vastness, the rebels received a lot of help, which later benefited them as the winning of the war and achieving independence.
[Interesting Fact: During The Revolutionary War, Sometimes British Used To Won Battles, But Due To The Lack of Reinforcements And Other Necessary Supplies, They Had To Leave Occupying Areas. For Example, A Similar Thing Happened After The Battle of Bunker Hill]
2. Participation of The French Empire And Other External Powers
The American revolutionaries would probably lose the Revolutionary War if great European powers like the French Empire did not provide military support to them.
Although, Spain and the Netherlands also provided support to the patriots by providing gunpowder, arms, and other necessary supplies; but it was quite less compared to the French participation.
During wartime, Great Britain was the most powerful country in the world (In the case of military and economy).
Defeating them alone was near to impossible for the revolutionaries.
Hence, the Second Continental Congress appointed diplomats and sent them to France for asking help from King Louis XVI.
On February 6th, 1778 France formally entered the war and recognized the United States of America as a separate nation from Great Britain.
After this entrance of the French forces, the stand of war completely changed and America’s weight became heavy over Britishers.
[Interesting Fact: Did You Know France’s Entry Into The American Revolutionary War Was The Result of Their Defeat In The Seven Years’ War (1756-1763)? After The Defeat, They Always Wanted To Take Revenge On Great Britain; Hence, When The Revolutionary War Broke Out They Involved From The American Revolutionaries’ Side]
3. Great Leader And Leadership
- George Washington (Commander-In-Chief)
- Benjamin Franklin (Diplomat who went to France)
- Thomas Jefferson (Drafter of the Declaration of Independence)
- John Adams
- Patrick Henry
- Alexander Hamilton
- And more.
I think we all know these great leaders and they need no reorganization.
[Interesting Fact: Did You Know Benjamin Franklin Was So Patriotic That He Even Waived His Son William Franklin For Talking British Side During The Revolutionary War? William Franklin Was Later Exiled To England In 1782]
4. The Distance of The Mainland Between Great Britain And America
Another major reason for the victory of American rebels is the geographical distance between Britain and America.
Obviously, we know that Britain is in Europe and the 13 colonies (or the USA) were in the continent of North America.
The distance is around 6830.07 km.
Due to this long-distance, Britain faced many difficulties in that war; such as in case communication, military and other necessary supplies, etc.
It benefited patriots to stand more and more strongly against them.
American Revolutionary War is an inspiration to all the people around the world.
Still many countries throughout the globe fighting for their rights taking this great story as an inspiration.
I hope now your doubt is clear on which four primary factors made more probable America’s victory in the Revolutionary War.
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