S EVERY CANADIAN SCHOOLCHILD KNOWS, the French and English competed for North America. Then, with the Battle of the Plains of Abraham at Québec City, British general James Wolfe defeated French general Montcalm in 1759.
This led to the loss of New France to Great Britain and the loss of Louisiana to Spain as the Seven Years War ended (1756 - 63). French control on the North American continent was ended. Then, a few years later, Napoleon reclaimed Louisiana, which he promptly sold to his only ally, the United States, in 1803.
Even before the Revolutionary
War, Americans were invading the French controlled "Indian country"
west of the Appalachians. As a British officer, the young George Washington
ambushed a small French military detail in the woods of western Pennsylvania
in 1754. He ignited the Seven Years War — which was, perhaps, the
first world war. Though forbidden, American forays continued
when the British controlled this "Indian country" after defeating
France. Incursions and small settlements became a full scale invasion
when the 13 colonies won their independence (thanks to France seeking
revenge). Shortly after, Louisiana became part of the United States too
(thanks to France and Emperor
Perhaps, Americans merely gained new masters with their "Independence" and they have never been free. Instead, most Americans are mere pawns of powerful people who endorse filibusters, when it serves their interests, as they wage wars without end while offering sanctimonious lectures on private property, democracy and freedom. They run the world's largest prison system. This is freedom?
Just as Chairman Mao would one day become the new Emperor of China with a revolution "to free the people," George Washington and his successors became the kings of the United States and its nascent empire, with a revolution "to free the people." All revolutionaries have been following in Napoleonic footsteps whatever else they imagined themselves to be doing.
The Declaration of Independence is a dream, and a con. The monster lives!