logistics-why Britain didn't win the war

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Supplies and Terrain
Britain fighting a war 2,500 miles away-hard to transport cargo/soldiers easily. Royal Navy can't be used to fight a land war.Hard to get back up/help quickly. Inhospitable terrain.
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Number of Troops
Hessians encouraged colonials to fight on the patriots side. British army had weaknesses-only 8,000 troops in America-scattered around places like India
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Capture to win the war
America had no central government, nowhere Britain could significantly 'catch' to make an impact.
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Commitments
Whilst fighting the war other threats could sneak up on them such as the French threat.
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British Martial Law
Alienate loyalists and neutralists, and potential friendly Indians pushing them to Patriot side.
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America's lack of Government.
Lack of unity and morale. Didn't have an effective government. Hard to fill army ranks.- Counter argument
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American forces
Short of fire arms and munitions. Could only sign up to the army for a year. Couldn't afford war materials or to pay the soldiers sometimes-bad conditions.-Counter argument
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American Loyalist
Many did still remain loyal to Britain meaning America can never have complete unity.
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Hessians encouraged colonials to fight on the patriots side. British army had weaknesses-only 8,000 troops in America-scattered around places like India

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America had no central government, nowhere Britain could significantly 'catch' to make an impact.

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Whilst fighting the war other threats could sneak up on them such as the French threat.

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Alienate loyalists and neutralists, and potential friendly Indians pushing them to Patriot side.

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