Independence Day

“An event that changed history” is a catchy phrase, but it’s also an absurd one. If the event was part of history, it did not change it.  History happened the way it did, and that event was part of it.

Some events, however, are more prominent in history than others. Those events lead to fun conversations of “what would have happened, if …” variety. The American Revolution is definitely one of these events.

What would the world today be like, if there was no Stamp Act, or if the colonies had adequate representation in Parliament?

One thing is certain: the country that created great conditions (maybe not ideal, but good enough) for innovators and entrepreneurs and thus drove very large part of the world’s technological advancement in the last two centuries would not have existed.

I’m glad that it does and today is about celebrating that. Happy 235th, America!

Also, go read here and here.

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Published in: on July 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

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