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Was Washington's army volunteer or were they slaves?

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Was Washington's army volunteer or were they slaves?
 

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Well. Remember when "we" had the military draft? Not so long ago, in fact.

How would the OP categorize those who were drafted, then assigned to fight in Vietnam? Volunteers? Patriots? Slaves?

Inquiring minds want to know.

It seems that many Americans consider "history" to be, everything that they can remember, or read in a Classics comic book.
 

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Most volunteered but some were slaves
 
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How would the OP categorize those who were drafted, then assigned to fight in Vietnam? Volunteers? Patriots? Slaves?
Essentially this was a slave-like army
 
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Inquiring minds want to know.
Here the logic is simple: if someone is not asked about his desire and political beliefs when he is sent to war, then he has no freedoms.

That is why Nixon created a volunteer right-wing army. The right is always for Freedom (not counting the Trumpsters).
 

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Washington's army was all volunteer.
 
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Proof? You want proof?

It takes a lot of gall to ask for proof after creating a dozen threads with absolutely no proof whatsoever.
Does that mean there is no evidence? Ok.
 
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Judging by the pictures, they are equipped according to the Prussian model. The Prussian model of the army was slave. In addition, they were community peasants, who are characterized by slavish recruitment of troops, these are either recruits or general duty.
 

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Judging by the pictures, they are equipped according to the Prussian model. The Prussian model of the army was slave. In addition, they were community peasants, who are characterized by slavish recruitment of troops, these are either recruits or general duty.

They were Citizen Soldiers. They worked as farmers, merchants, blacksmith etc. But when the need arose, they put down their tools and took up arms.

They are in the spirit of the Minute Man.
 
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They were Citizen Soldiers. They worked as farmers, merchants, blacksmith etc. But when the need arose, they put down their tools and took up arms.

They are in the spirit of the Minute Man.
It just looks like a colonial slave army
 

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It just looks like a colonial slave army

"Looks like"? How does a slave army look? How does it look different from an army made up of citizens?

You are completely daft.
 
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No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the Star-Spangled Banner, in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
 

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No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the Star-Spangled Banner, in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

George Washington was dead almost 15 years when the anthem was written. So, obviously, it was not about his army.

And the Star Spangled Banner was only recognized for official use by the US Navy in 1889. And was not adopted as the National Anthem until 1939.
 

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That is, British slaves appeared after the death of Washington?

Not what I said. I was simply pointing out that your use of the anthem in a discussion about Washington's army is ridiculous.

Washington's army was not made up of slaves.
 

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