- Feb 2019
- Pennsylvania, US
I mean they were also having major problems with other colonies in the Caribbean at about the same time... #EmpireProblems. Even at that it lasted 8 years. You'd think they'd have doubled down and protected their interests, if only to get colonists to contribute indirectly through tariffs to the costs of the French war (French and Indian war) that the British fought partially on their behalf. It seems like a waste of resources and future revenue to let a war drag on without a definite will to win... but I guess it came down to the choice of trying to keep colonies North or Colonies South?Because there isn't really a British side. For them it was a complete sideshow and mainly a minor embarrassment.