Was emancipating ourselves from England a success in the long run?
Can we know for sure that we did the right thing by successfully revolting against the crown?
Sure, we’re Americans, and the crown was taking advantage over us, but (and that is maybe a needless treasonous but) lots of you want health insurance, and a society that England eventually adopted.
There are so many eventualities that play a role that I assume it is impossible to know in the long run what the world would have turned out like if the revolutionary war had not occurred.
What do you think? If England had retained control of the eastern seaboard what would the world be like today?
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