The revolutionary war was basically an independence war in the United States. The war was between the thirteen colonies and Great Britain where it grew gradually into the world war. This war was between Britain, the United States, France, Spain and countries like Netherlands. The result of this war was the recognition of the European recognition of independence of US as well as the American victory.
The revolution war resulted from the American Revolution. The British based their concentration on taxation of the colonies in order to get the finances to facilitate the war .This became very expensive due to the Indian and French wars. This was mainly due to the great expenditure on this war and the British Empire (Todd, 2001 pg 28).
The American revolutionary war took so long due a number of reasons and factors relating to the war and the battle in general. It took a long time to move from British to America due to the long distance between the two regions. It therefore took about one month to transport equipment from Britain to America making it difficult to facilitate the war due to delay in submission of military equipment. This was mainly due to the difficulty in coordination of efforts.
In the context of the Americans, the patriots had no strong or enough equipment, manpower or money that could enable them to make a decisive force to end the conflict. They heavily depended on some kind of guerilla conflict which was not that effective in ending the conflict.
The problems related to weather and diseases were also among the main threats to ending the revolutionary war. The warfare therefore had to temporarily slow down or the winter. The black powder could not burn due to the wet conditions therefore the cannon and musket could not fire leading to sowing down as well as stopping of the war (Niemeyer, 2007 pg 24). The supplies of the military equipment were very low during winters. The movement of the army was greatly hindered during the winter thereby the war is slowed down. The diseases like small pox also affected the soldiers killing some as well as weakening others and this generally reduced the power of the soldiers making the whole process of warfare took a long time to come to an end.
In the context of the revolutionary war, many were the costs that the British and U.S faced. The costs ranged from economic, social to the political problems which resulted from the war. The main costs related to the war led the many financial and economic challenges to the US and British. They invested heavily in the war leaving other sectors of the economy with a deficit and the economy slowed down. The greatest proportion of the budget was invested in government expenditure. The led to the great depression which took a long time making the economy feel a pinch making people suffer difficulties in relation to the prices of commodities as well as the standards of living of the people (Cornwell, 2010 pg 36). The inflationary trends and effects made the people suffer from the economic hardships making their lives difficult. This has greatly affected many sectors f the economy of both Britain and US.
The effects of the heavy expenditure on war made both US and British t rely heavily on debt financing to facilitate or run their deficit budgets. This therefore made it difficult for the economies of these countries to operate freely in the market.
The costs related to treatment of the war victims made these countries face a great burden due the health and medical costs and equipment to treat the wounds of the victims. The victims of the war took a long time recover from the wounds making them suffer. Many of the soldiers of both British and US were disabled making them difficult to work. Many soldiers were also killed leading to a great loss to the countries (Neimeyer, 2007 pg 18).
In conclusion, the revolutionary war took a long time than the revolution war due to many internal forces in these countries. These countries also faced many challenges mainly with respect to the great depression which resulted from heavy expenditure in war. The war has therefore made these countries face many challenges both economic and political that are as a result of the war.
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