Accession Number : ADA326508

Title :   The American Revolution: Strategy Success or Failure?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Todsen II, Peter B.

PDF Url : ADA326508

Report Date : 15 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The American Revolution was the first successful struggle to sever an imperial relationship in modern times. How could a small disjointed group of American colonists subservient to the most powerful nation in the world fight for and eventually gain their full independence? What were the political objectives of the countries involved prior to the start of hostilities, and how did those objectives change throughout the time period of the war? What military strategies were used by each side, and what role did the coalitions formed during the war have on the final outcome? This paper will examine these questions and consider what both sides desired or expected as a result of the war; analyze the ways each attempted to achieve their goals; examine the roles of alliances; and finally, analyze the post-war settlements and compare those results with the pre-war political aims.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, *NORTH AMERICA, *UNITED KINGDOM, WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, POSTWAR OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE