The entire America used to be one of the money and resource-generating colonies of the British Empire. The Americans have received too much sufferings, more than what they could take, and so an uprising commenced. This uprising was later on called The American Revolution. The focus of this paper will be on the contributions of the American revolutionary force allies—France and Spain, and their reasons for joining in the revolution.
There are several controversies that until know, remains vague and unclear to a lot of people. During the American Revolution, 13 British Colonies located in North America joined forces to undertake the strong British Force the continent. Of course, it did not turn out to be so easy to expel the used-to-be more dominant British Forces from the Native American lands.
Even though the original revolutionary force was composed of militants coming from the thirteen colonies which participated, a cumulative force of that size still was not enough to drive the British forces away. Even the American Generals knew that.
This is mainly because only 20 percent of the total population of the combined colonies participated in the Revolution. The American Forces were clearly short of manpower. They had to think of a way to even out the balance of forces or all of their efforts would be useless.
Fortunately, the American revolutionary force seemed to have found the perfect allies in just the right time. They were able to form an alliance with the French and Spaniards. Among these two, France was the one who offered the American revolutionary force major support during the war. In fact, the French-American alliance remained intact until the very day that the revolution ended. France’s role was to provide funds, troops and other resources to the American revolutionary force because it is pretty obvious how they are deprived of these things.
How could their forces fight a good fight if they do not have the right equipment? That was one of the greatest roles that France played during the war. France lost a huge percentage of its total troop’s population during that war. A huge percentage of the Royal Treasury was also used to support their troops in that war. France’s decision to offer aid to the Americans used to puzzle a lot of historians. Later on, the matter was reviewed and it was found out that the reason why France went that far is cause. For the French, that revolution was more than just a war to be fought. It resembled the Enlightenment Spirit that goes against the English Tyranny. Also, there used to be a great conflict between France and Great Britain. These two countries both participated in the Seven Years of War; France lost a big percentage of its territory to the British. These are some of the issues that historians reviewed as to why France went that far.
Spain was also a significant contributor during the days of the American Revolution. It supported France and the American revolutionary force secretly, perhaps because it did not want England to consider their county as an enemy. Nevertheless, they spent resources and troops in that war and their support efforts were greatly appreciated. The continental army formed by the combined American, French and Spanish forces led by George Washington finally succeeded in defeating the British Forces. It was a successful day for the American revolutionary force but what they did not know is that Britain was preparing for a comeback. Did the American Forces plus their allies forming the famous Continental Army succeed in defending their captured territories against the British forces? At that time, the entire continental army crumbled into pieces but they were soon become able to stand up and fight again. In the end, the American Revolution proved to be a success for the Americans and they finally got their independence.