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Author Topic: George Washington's Battles and his troops  (Read 1783 times)

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: George Washington's Battles and his troops
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 07:52:10 AM »
For me, his truly legendary status is earned by his suppressing the Newburgh Conspiracy near the end of the war, demobilizing his army after the end, turning down suggestions of a throne and standing down after two terms as president. There were a lot of opportunities for the US to start life as a banana republic.

When George III heard that Washington had refused "the throne" and stood down after his time as President, he said what an admirable man GW obviously was.  It's a shame in many ways that they never met, as they would have had a lot to talk about, both being keen farmers with a strong sense of duty.  Actually, they both also seem to have been rather boring and laconic in private, so whilst they might have had a lot to talk about, they probably wouldn't have said very much!
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