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Spoiler Alert: The French Won The American Revolution - Not The Americans

Updated 2 Jul 2020 13.7k views10 items

The American Revolutionary War was a turning point in world history, cementing the United States of America as its own nation (or collection of Colonies), free from British control and establishing it as an international power. However, it is possible that America's victory would not have been possible without the help of France.

France's role in the American Revolution was integral, but it isn't discussed as much in the context of the overall war as individual American heroics, like Paul Revere's ride and other fables about the founding of America. From necessary funds and arms to the bodily participation of French soldiers, France played a role in America's independence from Britain.

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