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The American Revolution

Just out of curiosity, how do my "non-American" friends view the American Revolution? Also, what view is presented by your country's history books, if any?

In the US, the common view is "the greedy Brits taxed the hell out of us and didn't allow us to have any input in the matter. The British government's behavior was so oppressive that a popular uprising to throw off the yoke of tyranny ensued."

Of course, a bit of reading of history reveals that this is not the case, but that's pretty much what I was taught growing up in Texas.
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