It is not a US victory, nor was it a British one. The most the Americans can boast about is New Orleans, we can boast about Washington. In the end, the US did not achieve its objectives, both sides signed a peace treaty, and have not fought each other since, being both excellent trade and military partners. That's it, the end. We are allies now,move on.
Ed: Best Country: Your $12 Trillion in debt, unemployment on the rise and a health 'service' that makes the one in Somalia look good. Strongest Country: You couldn't defeat the Viet Cong, you can't defeat the Taliban and you haven't fought and won a major war in your history by yourselves. Best educated: the top most intelligent countries are Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, Britain is 12th, America is 22nd. And with the sole exception of America, no country has ever forced the British Empire out, Britain ensured these nations could secure their futures, and then allowed democratic elections. Next time check you facts.
John D: How is this a hate post? I like Americans, I have respect for your country and acknowledge the alliance between our nations as mutually beneficial. I was only pointing out the the flaws in the post made by someone else. I know the NHS isn't brilliant, but still at least I know that if I break my leg, it isn't going to cost me a small fortune. I never said the British had any better luck against the IRA or today with the Taliban. Yes we had a few weeks were we suffered bad casualties, yes we have made little progress, but as you say, neither have the Americans. And the 'rag-tag' colonists thing? Trained and equipped by the French, and your general, Washington, was better than our generals, who were useless to be honest.