I didn't realize how tough the conditions were in the revolutionary war

It doesn't have the reputation for being a brutal nasty war, Neither were the lands & environment in which it was fought paricularly antagonistic for human survival; But recently reading about it I was shocked at how bad they (revolutionaries) had it.
Constantly having to endure scarcity of food (frequently nearing starvations) Lack of supplies, such at winter clothing or blankets. More people died from disease than combat.
How much of it was the fault of leadership? Or was it mostly features of 18th century warfare?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    black homie the only one bustin his shit in that photo

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Wonderful. How long before we get a miniseries on THIS particular astronaut?

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >More people died from disease than combat.
    to be fair, that was the case for every war until the modern times

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Majority of the losses in Russia for the grande armée were from Typhus. They didn't even know what gave Typhus. Still they rolled with it, dying by the thousands, which should hint at how normal it was.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >They didn't even know what gave Typhus
      Russian Tatar tactics. Crimean Tatars when Russians were trying to advance into Crimea used to fill water sources with rotten meat, this always stopped Russian advances. Russians adopted that warfare tactics.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It was rather pointless. Today, America rightly follows londons lead on real issues, and is policy-wise a junior partner to the UK in upholding the rules based international order. Did I say rules BASED? Because it is. All with a wee bit of help from bored bongs in MI6 exploiting the easily led US congress. Yanks still stand no chance lmao.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >American colonies ape out because everyone expects them to pay taxes
      >King George says, "Ok, if thats what you guys want"
      >Starts the pain campaign, colonies squealing and embarrassing themselves and impotently seething as redcoats style on them
      >Embarrassed colonists take france down with them economically
      >King George satisfied the colonies have been thrashed and turned into a burned out wasteland, brings the troops home
      >Colonies still squealing and seething well into the 1810s
      >Bongs decide to go have a bit of fun again, burn down the white house, and get bored when there is nothing left to destroy
      >Decide to go frick Russia up now that they are tired of smashing America over and over again
      >Spend next 100 years systematically destroying and owning the russian empire
      >Get bored from that too
      >By now, cucked americans call them daddy
      >Russia decides to get uppity again
      >Colonies will now finally pay their fair share and do what everyone asks of them, by arming Ukraine

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Is this what Bongs tell themselves as they huff their daily ration of Royal Copium? Britannia rules the waves amirite? Don't look up countries by GDP per capita

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >American colonies ape out because everyone expects them to pay taxes
      >King George says, "Ok, if thats what you guys want"
      >Starts the pain campaign, colonies squealing and embarrassing themselves and impotently seething as redcoats style on them
      >Embarrassed colonists take france down with them economically
      >King George satisfied the colonies have been thrashed and turned into a burned out wasteland, brings the troops home
      >Colonies still squealing and seething well into the 1810s
      >Bongs decide to go have a bit of fun again, burn down the white house, and get bored when there is nothing left to destroy
      >Decide to go frick Russia up now that they are tired of smashing America over and over again
      >Spend next 100 years systematically destroying and owning the russian empire
      >Get bored from that too
      >By now, cucked americans call them daddy
      >Russia decides to get uppity again
      >Colonies will now finally pay their fair share and do what everyone asks of them, by arming Ukraine

      go to bed Nigel
      you should be out pounding slags

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >MI6
      but actually the mossad thoughever doebeit in any case regardless albeit though

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Bro thinks he's in the 1930s, in a few years he'll get knocked out by the Suez Crisis after getting taken to town by the Japs out east

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mainly a product of the unwinnable economic situation caused by losing your biggest trading partner at the same time that you suddenly have to finance an expensive war on your own soil while you're still figuring out how to put your government and economy together, and you're being blockaded by the biggest navy in the world, and they're actively sabotaging your fledgling economy with highly effective counterfeiting.
    France spent so much money funding the revolution that their entire economy (and then government) collapsed. And it was still barely enough to keep the US's head above water, before their economy also promptly collapsed (but they got better).

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >more people died from disease than combat
    That was nearly every war until the last century.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Another thing that's not talked about is how brutal the Brits were. I'm talking IJA at Nanjing-level brutal.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The campaign in the Southern theater was the coolest part of the Revolutionary War, after the disaster of Camden the cream of the Continental Army was sent down to salvage the situation and due to the small numbers it was almost an evenly matched campaign, which became extremely heated due to Patriot propaganda after the Battle of Waxham (fun fact, American colonel Abraham Buford was the great uncle of John Buford of Gettysburg fame). Officers like Nathaneal Greene, Daniel Morgan, William Washington, and Harry 'Lighthorse' Lee (Robert E Lee's father) lead some of the best units to ever march under the Continental flag, units like the 1st Continental Light Dragoons and the 1st Maryland Infantry, against Lord Cornwallis' troops in a series of dramatic battles including Cowpens and the most underrated battle of the war, Guilford Courthouse. Pic related, the whole battle was probably the most coolest engagement of the war on top of having the most stereotypically 'Perfidious Albion' moment of the war.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Also the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons were an American unit often known as "Washington's Eyes" or "the Watchdogs of the Highlands", famous for their efforts in New York/Southern Connecticut fighting off Loyalist raiders. But they were most famous for their exploits in what would today be considered "special operations", Major Benjamin Tallmadge maintained one of the most expansive spy networks of the war and the regiment would be involved in numerous raids against British supply posts and forts in Long Island conducted by small boats. But the coolest thing was their flag which had the motto "PAT:A CONCITA FULM:NT NATI", roughly translated, “When their country calls, her sons answer in tones of thunder."

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Meh. Americans were treated with kid gloves. The Brits considered the Yanks to be white Englishmen. If they really got serious, the would hang every men, women and children in rebel towns and burned them to the ground as they have done in brown/black colonies.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          They didn't. Actually there was an interesting theory that North America made inhabitants weaker, including animals. The logic was there was no large game (elephants, lions, etc), only weaker equivalents (deer, mountain lion). Thomas Jefferson tried to use a moose to disprove this.
          Brits unironically thought Colonists were inferior.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/e8aJc0x.jpeg

      Also the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons were an American unit often known as "Washington's Eyes" or "the Watchdogs of the Highlands", famous for their efforts in New York/Southern Connecticut fighting off Loyalist raiders. But they were most famous for their exploits in what would today be considered "special operations", Major Benjamin Tallmadge maintained one of the most expansive spy networks of the war and the regiment would be involved in numerous raids against British supply posts and forts in Long Island conducted by small boats. But the coolest thing was their flag which had the motto "PAT:A CONCITA FULM:NT NATI", roughly translated, “When their country calls, her sons answer in tones of thunder."

      thanks for summarizing, have some dragoons fricking me up at GCH for your viewing pleasure

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's mostly the nature of 18th century warfare. And 17th century warfare. And the 16th century warfare. In fact, disease was the norm until the first antibiotics hit the market in 1911. Lack of supplies is an on-again off-again issue that'll hit any army in a bad spot.

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