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re: Happy 4th July to the victors and losers alike
BrianBailey   7/5/2012 3:58:50 PM
You make a very good point and yes, the lesson learned was an important one.

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re: Happy 4th July to the victors and losers alike
KB3001   7/5/2012 2:26:44 PM
Not sure American independence was a British failure :-) America could have never remained British, and many Brits understood that at the time; that is why they did not try too hard to keep America really. Note that a big portion of the house of Commons was pro-independence at the time, not only because it was morally just, but also because it was the pragmatic thing to do. As far as revolutions go the US revolution was pretty tame, and that reflects the divided British opinion on it. GB went on to build a much bigger Empire afterwards, and that's the true character of British people: recognise when the game is over early on, get out, and invest in something else :-) Many countries would do well to follow the British example.... And the same applies to the semiconductor business, and any other enterprise really.

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