Regarding the American Revolution, the Articles ofConfederation, the

Alan Bradley abradley1 at
Tue Apr 23 05:56:14 MDT 2002

From: "Charles Brown"
> Centralization was necessary to defeat the British.  Decentralization
> would have made them vulnerable to reconquest by the strongest army in the
> world ( recall the War of 1812).

This is correct, except that the British were nothing like "the strongest
army in the world" at this point, or indeed at any other point in history.
The most serious candidates for that position at the time were the French,
who were allies of the American colonies.

Alan Bradley
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