The hidden helper in the Revolutionary War

Not France...Spain

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Now you know

There's no conspiracy to keep this silent, just lazy, unimaginative, consensus-following historians.

France helped fledgling revolutionaries during the War of Independence, but the real external force that helped patriots was Spain.

They didn't do it for noble causes. They just wanted to push back the Brits and grab some more North American land for themselves.

But whatever the cause, Spain's involvement in the war was a major game changer.

Now you know.

Interestingly, after the war a lot of Americans thought they might be better off in Spanish controlled territories that staying in the new and unstable United States.
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