More on Bourgeois Revolution (Part 3) By Way of a Reply to Anthony and Richard

Alan Bradley abradley1 at
Sun Apr 7 09:45:32 MDT 2002

> From: Ed George
> And the key factor here was Britain: the overwhelmingly superior British
> military and naval superiority was always going to tip the military
> balance against Napoleon,

The British army was actually rather small.  Traditionally British armies
were supplemented by the employment of mercenaries and subsidised allies,
like the Hessians used against the American rebels.

British strength lay on the sea, and in their very deep coffers.  They
weren't a particularly significant military power on land.

It is true that they played a major role in the war in Spain, but that was
alongside a massive popular resistance to the French.

Alan Bradley
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