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Why is the United States the only former British colony that declared its independence?

Only former anglo-saxon country. Were Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders given more rights than Americans were and thus Americans had to revolt agains the British crown?

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Only former British colony with Anglo-Saxon culture.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Taxation without representation, they claimed at the time.

    • Tundra Rob
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      The British colonies in the Canadas, the Caribbean, and elsewhere had the same taxes and government model as the 13 American colonies. Yet there was no revolt elsewhere.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    What is this Declared RUBBISH they murdered their own people to get independence

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Likely the lesson of the American war of Independence made Britain aware that it would be better to accept countries in the British Empire have self rule than go through a war with each country to try and keep them under total British control. Due to British stubbornness and greed they lost what was to become one of the most prosperous countries in the world and maybe they realised they would be better to allow a country to remain loyal to Britain and have self rule than lose it. Imagine if the USA was still a loyal member of the British Empire during WW! and WW2. They like other loyal British Empire countries would have been there fighting with Britain from day one and likely Germany would not have been able to keep wars going for as long as they did.

    I would say the answer to your question is that Britain learned from its mistake of not allowing some sort of self rule in their American colonies and made sure they did not make that mistake again with other Empire countries.

  • 5 months ago

    You are ignoring all the other former British colonies that are now independent nations. Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_th...

    where you will find over sixty (60 plus) nations that were former British colonies. But they all are now independent.

    And that includes Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. They are independent of the British parliament and government. You see being members of the Commonwealth does not make them subject to British law. Australia and Canada became independent nations on 11 December 1931 for example.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    What "rights" do you think American colonists were denied? They were better treated than the majority of British citizens, had the same treatment under the law, paid less in taxes, were as represented as the majority too.

    Manufactured grievances, exploited by a disgruntled merchant class, were the causes of the declaration. Placing the power and money in the pockets of that same class dressed up as democracy – and it has remained that way.

  • 5 months ago

    The United States is the most known, see -

    Afghanistan in 1919,

    South Africa in 1961,

    Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) UDI 1965

    • .
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      Only former British colony with Anglo-Saxon culture and majority white.

  • 5 months ago

    Did the colonialists come up with any other solutions? Was declaring independence the only solution?

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Not so. In 1969 the island of Anguilla declared INDEPENDENCE FROM ITS INDEPENDENCE, with questions asked at the united nations and all sorts of things as a result. It was finally permitted to remain a colony (with a different name).

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    We fought for our independence, most of the rest were cut-loose by Briton ....................

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The British didn't want their other colonies following the US lead so they granted them self-rule. If the British would have offered that to the Americans there wouldn't have been a revolution.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      "If the British *had* offered"...

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