Society & Culture:History
S03E12: 1778: A Very Global Affair
What began as a tiny rebellion in a handful of distant colonies was rapidly changing. Following the American victory at Saratoga, the empire of France pledged its support to the Patriot cause and breathed new life into the American Revolution. After a harsh and terrible winter at Valley Forge, followed by a drastic reversal of fortunes due to French monies, George Washington’s Continental Army was finally ready for primetime. But the war itself would soon morph, and distant lands rarely associated with the American revolutionaries would now find themselves embroiled in conflict. On this episode we discuss the forgotten legacy of the year 1778.
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