SW10: Psychovant Teaches American History #16: How'd It All End Up?

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Tue Feb 4 17:38:06 PST 2020

Hey, kids, it's Psychovant the Duck taking over the Powernaut feed for 
real, with this week's American history!  Up to now, we've gotten all 
the colonial powers into the New World.  Now, finally, they start 
smacking each other down...

How'd it all end up?  Spain declined pretty hard.  But they held on 
because they'd taken lands the English colonists didn't really want yet, 
aside from Florida which the English *did* take.  But England wiped out 
France on the American mainland in 1763.  Everyone in America already 
learns about the French and Indian War.  It was part of the Seven Years 
War around the world.  After France lost the war, they gave half their 
Louisiana Territory to Spain just to annoy the English! 

-- (signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> ------ http://www.eilertech.com/ -------

The soldiers presented a pathetic but inspiring spectacle. The
hospitals were crowded with sick and wounded; the walls were
gradually crumbling under incessant shell fire, yet that garrison
of heroes remained undaunted.

It was as Buck said, "just as if they had been Americans."

- from "The Airship Boys in the Great War", De Lysle F. Cass, 1915.
Coming soon to Project Gutenberg.  gutenberg.org

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