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Britain was considered a major world military power at the time of the Revolution. How did a fledgling country come to slay such a giant? What disadvantages did the British encounter in their unsuccessful fight to retain their American colonies? 

May 12th, 2015

  • They had a long distance from home which made soldiers less effective due to lack of sleep, home sickness, exhaustion, etc. 
  • They never adapted their fighting style which hurt them.
  • They did not use Loyalists to their advantage and many times the British did not use them effectively. 
  • They believed they could just run Americans over without any problem, this underestimation caused them to be unprepared and lose many men in some cases. 
  • They used smoothbore muskets which took longer to load than the American guns so by the time they could get their gun loaded they would be shot.

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