Regarding the American Revolution, the Articles ofConfederation, the

Mark Lause lause at
Tue Apr 23 07:23:50 MDT 2002

Actually, in terms of numbers, maybe some other country (perhaps the Chinese?)
had larger numbers of soldiers than both the French and the British.  What
matters is that British control of the seas made its military might the most
effectively "strongest" overseas.

On the eve of the American Revolution (and a causative factor in its making),
the British defeated the French in the Seven Years' War (known over here as "the
French and Indian War").

Mark L.

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