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 ONLINE (12/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Fixed it.
#43 - bobthedilder (12/17/2013) [+] (5 replies)
But we did ask....
User avatar #41 - reginleif (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 (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 ONLINE (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 ONLINE (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
#30 - anonexplains (12/17/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Also Canada, Australia, New Zealand were part of the British Empire in WWII. No, Canada was not independent in 1867, the British gave them internal governing powers, but not external governing powers. Canada didn't even become "independent" (if you can even call it that) until 1982.
User avatar #47 to #42 - biscuitsunited (12/17/2013) [-]
Oh yes, it seems i did,
#29 - anonexplains (12/17/2013) [+] (4 replies)
People are retarded
For 7-8 years the American colonies asked King George to provide them with a seat in Parliament to discuss the taxes and to bring up any complaints they had. All of these letters and requests were rejected. The Americans decided to boycott British products (like tea which was a major product at the time) and the British decided, "Hey, you're going to buy these products anyways." (simplistic way of explaining). The Americans refused and the British kept their ships in the harbor and weren't going to leave until they sold the tea. Then the Boston Tea Party happened.
King George became very upset at the American's for their protests. All he had to do was give them a seat in government, that's it. Instead, George sent over thousands of troops to "keep the colonials in line." The Americans saw this as an act of aggression as they were being forced to submit to their king's wishes rather than the king respect the people's complaints.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
User avatar #35 to #29 - reginleif (12/17/2013) [-]
just to bring a bit more detail, the British attacked Lexington and Concord because they wanted to confiscate militia weapons there....
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