Posted by Brent on August 04, 2000 at 19:28:09:
In Reply to: Too Close to Home? posted by The Rascal on August 03, 2000 at 08:56:18:
I have been studying F&I history and it is my opinion that it was "the Big Bang" for American history. Even Gibson managed to realize that the American Revolution was affected by it. Nearly all the officers on both sides bloodied their weapons during the F&I War to wield them again not too many years later.
I completely agree. I believe the French and Indian War was the most important event in America's history, and on a global scale the Seven Years War was England's greatest victory. So much of America's history(social,political,and military) was so profoundly influenced by the French & Indian War. The formation of the republic of the United States of America was not foreordained (as many like to believe) but was a direct result of the French and Indian War.
P.S. the best book I've found on the subject is "Crucible of War" by Fred Anderson, I'm almost half way through it.
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