3 Reasons Anybody Can Appreciate the American Revolution


Today we are celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence here in the United States. For us, it’s kind of a big deal, but I’m sure there are many in the world who are fairly indifferent. It’s not their country. It’s not their history, or at least not one of the most important parts. However, as a story, I think it is one that can be appreciated by anybody. Even those in Aviandria would likely find it of interest, especially as they have found themselves with a similar need for change. Here is why:
1- People took action. I know a few people who love to complain about the state of the world, but they never present any reasonable solutions. They just gripe. In the American Revolution, the colonists didn’t just sit back and complain about what they didn’t like. They actually did something about it. It wasn’t just a handful either. Enough people were ready to take action and commit themselves that they actually made a difference. One of the biggest challenges keeping the heroes in Gateway to Aviandria from reaching their goal is the lack of people willing to help. True, the people are terrified to act, and you can’t blame them, but it does keep things from improving. It would be the same anywhere else.
2- The American colonists tried to change things without resorting to violence first. Before the big “shot heard round the world” was fired at Lexington, the colonists had tried to get their point across through words and writing. They had tried boycotting. They had even tried dumping tea into the harbor—messy, yes, but nobody got hurt. It was only after all other attempts had failed that the colonists took to weapons and warfare. Those trying to remove the tyrant in Aviandria would far rather use peaceful means. They would love to try anything else first before paying fro freedom with human lives. I think most people feel that way.
3- The colonists overcame unfavorable odds. If you look at the numbers alone, the United States should still be a part of Great Britain. England had a lot more soldiers than us, and they were better trained. Despite this, we triumphed and became our own country. It seems most people like to cheer for the underdog, and when the underdog wins, it usually makes for an enjoyable story. It makes us feel as if we don’t have to be the biggest and the best to be successful. Those in Aviandria would find hope and encouragement from hearing this part of U.S. history.
Our own history should be a treasure for us, just as each country should learn and treasure their own history. However, because much of humanity is quite similar deep down throughout the world—or worlds as this case may be—we can all learn to appreciate the histories of each other as well.
Hopefully, these things are things anybody can appreciate and connect with. And to all my U.S. friends out there, have a happy Independence Day.

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