France

The forgotten alliance with Spain

As the 4th of July approaches and celebrations of our independence are in preparation, there is a part of the story I'd like to share.

As an educator I have been astounded to repeatedly read and hear about the gratitude we owe the French for their support and assistance they provided by which we defeated the English and gained independence.

Yes, French soldiers fought in the revolution, the French monarchy lent limited financial assistance and Marquis de Lafayette became the leading figure of this story.

Spain's significant financial assistance and critical contributions are never acknowledged.

The reason? Perhaps because Spain joined the hostilities six months...

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