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The American Revolution
1775-1783

The American Revolution was the result of years of disputes between the British Government and the American colonies over the economic, political, social and military control of the eastern coast of the North America. Initially the colonist wanted to remain within the empire but wanted to have greater autonomy over their internal affairs and economy. The British on the other hand wanted to maintain the economic and political monopoly. Several attempts were made to reconcile their differences but those who wanted strict control from London prevailed. Eventually the British tried to enforce their rule using both regular English troops and German mercenaries and revolution resulted. The conflict lasted until Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown and a The Treaty of Paris 1783 gave the new nation its independence.
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