doublestandards. . Independence or Death! Treasonous little bugger! Daddy, can we have independence, please? Pleeaase? Well, if you insist! Really? What good wa
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doublestandards

Independence or Death!
Treasonous little bugger!
Daddy, can we have independence, please?
Pleeaase?
Well, if you insist!
Really? What good was the war, then!?
You only had to ask!
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User avatar #4 - konradkurze (12/17/2013) [+] (7 replies)
USA: demanded its independence
other colonies: asked nicely
South Africa: Britain demanded that be made independant
#31 - snood (12/17/2013) [+] (40 replies)
i feel like polandball leads to people thinking their learning something historical when in reality someone's just trying to make a joke and the content is actually completely wrong historically. like obviously america did ask for independence and had to go to war when they refused.
#2 - enspir (12/17/2013) [+] (9 replies)
At the times the colonies "asked", England was in a weakened state and had to comply in any case, as they couldn't afford another fight after WW2.
Instead they came up with the Commonwealth.
#6 - azraelthemage (12/17/2013) [+] (4 replies)
What the **** do you think this was for? No seriously, the war was completely avoidable.
#22 - Milos (12/17/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Imagine if they asked.
#87 - shroomftw (12/17/2013) [+] (13 replies)
and look who's on top   
   
 preparing for eurorage
and look who's on top

preparing for eurorage
#79 - swagloon (12/17/2013) [+] (12 replies)
The colonies asked for fair representation and didn't receive that what makes you think they could had simply asked for independence?
#81 - thatguyyoumightno (12/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Fixed it.
#43 - bobthedilder (12/17/2013) [+] (5 replies)
But we did ask....
User avatar #41 - reginleif ONLINE (12/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'm not sure what good it would have done the Canucks and Aussies to ask during the reign of King George the 3rd. Seriously that guy was a certified nut, with delusions of near absolute monarchy, the PINNACLE of the inbrededness that was the British royal family.

On the scale of 1-10 on the retard scale he was Potato. I'm sure the Canadians and the Aussies were like ..... "maybe we'll ask after this one dies".
#211 - lumpymandude ONLINE (12/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**** that, America doesn't ask permission from anyone
#165 - nyeeeh (12/18/2013) [+] (7 replies)
It's not like we literally sent a document stating we wanted peace and independence before the war
#224 - yuukoku (12/18/2013) [+] (7 replies)
We didn't ask or demand anything, we just sort of sent them a letter saying "we're pissed, so we're independent now! 			****		 you!"   
   
They didn't want to let us go because of the revenue that America brought in. After the French and Indian War, they needed money to pay back everything they invested in the war. They wouldn't have let us go if we asked kindly.
We didn't ask or demand anything, we just sort of sent them a letter saying "we're pissed, so we're independent now! **** you!"

They didn't want to let us go because of the revenue that America brought in. After the French and Indian War, they needed money to pay back everything they invested in the war. They wouldn't have let us go if we asked kindly.
#3 - enemyoftrn (12/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Mou... mugyuu...
Please include Malaysia too. We asked for our independence too, albeit much later than those 3.
User avatar #244 - undeadwill (12/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
We did ask nicely you threw away our proposal like it was trash. So we revolted.
User avatar #242 - durkadurka (12/18/2013) [-]
The colonist's issue was originally with the lack of representation in the British government. Their push for independence only happened after ever other avenue had failed. And this really was inevitable; the colonies were viewed as a resource and not as equals.
#182 - funnynsfw (12/18/2013) [-]
This was probably mentioned but mercantalism was one of the main reasons britain fought so hard to keep the USA.
User avatar #13 - arcticvenom (12/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
AND THEN THERE'S SCOTTLAND
Nah, scottland can leave if they want to
#180 - anonythegame (12/18/2013) [-]
Well america didn't really want independence, they just wanted representatives in the parliament, because they felt it was unfair that they were being taxed without being represented ,hence "no taxation without representation". the whole revolution probably could have been avoided if communication had been faster back then
Well america didn't really want independence, they just wanted representatives in the parliament, because they felt it was unfair that they were being taxed without being represented ,hence "no taxation without representation". the whole revolution probably could have been avoided if communication had been faster back then
#174 - bearofwar (12/18/2013) [-]
Even if we asked, they wouldn't have let us secede. The trade of Tobacco, Slaves, and Lumber was just too valuable to not be under the Crown's control.
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