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RazzmatazzComics wrote:What did you think of HBO's John Adams?
Deano wrote:there are some that try and change all of that with their ramblings and try to feel atleast politically correct. Weak move. Some have been found weighed, measured, and wanting. I just a small can of hot ash in a cold country.
Deano wrote:First off the hen house was shakin and here they came one by one and I think that we know who they are.
youpiao wrote:RazzmatazzComics wrote:What did you think of HBO's John Adams?
I don't get HBO. (I sold my hair to a wig shop.)
michael78651 wrote:Regarding the French and the American Revolution, the French were more opportunistic than helpful. They consistently refused to bring troops into play during the war, insisting that we show them (the French) that we can win decisive battles. Well, if we could do that all by ourselves, we wouldn't need the help from them. Franklin wanted to take things slow with the French, but John Adams (who was in France with Franklin) wanted to apply pressure to make the French take an active participatory role with us. Adams' impatience riled Franklin who sent derogatory reports back to Philadelphia about Adams. Adams was eventually recalled from France. It was not until victory was almost won that the French decided to provide the military assistance we had been requesting. We received more help from Holland (loans to pay for the war) than from the French.
While the inaction of the French caused consternation on the part of Adams, Washington and others, there were political reasons for their inaction. Being mortal enemies with the British, France was trying to be careful not to get itself stuck in a world war with the British. It didn't work.
michael78651 wrote:As for training, I believe Von Steuben arrived before the French and assisted Washington training the troops.
michael78651 wrote:Thanks for that. I had not known of the French recommendation regarding Von Steuben.
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