Dawg Shed History Buffs: Why No "Terror?"

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    Since I have largely replaced Google with the Dawg Shed Stern Forum, I thought I would pose the following question to DS history buffs:

    Why was there no "terror" after the American Revolution?

    I mean, there have ALWAYS been "terrors," and scores to settle with folks that supported the deposed regime, in the wake of revolutions (the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, Cuban Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, etc., etc.) What's the explanation for a lack of a "terror" against the Tories after the American Revolution ended?

    Howard related because the leaders of the American Revolution often wore wigs.
     
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    well, there are those who would say, the 'patriots" were in fact "terrorists"
     
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    Who are the Tories?
     
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    and what about those drunken Injuns too
     
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    Because America is the greatest country of all time (next to a the mythical island of lesbians). In the wake of the American Revolution we had arguably the greatest president/ruler in history, an amazing collection of men that created a governing system that addressed countless issues while still allowing for changes to be made knowing that the law of the day may not work 100 years from then.
     
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    i always thought there was terror in the past but beheading women and children takes it to a whole new level......of course now didn't the mid-evil's lay a fresh cut heat on a stick for everyone to see?
     
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    I get all my historical information from Mel Gibson and Mel Brookes movies, so I'm probably not the best person to answer.
     
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    We were a young country and Washington and Adams did not want to get involved in another war for fear of upsetting France or England. As such, we were neutral during the French Revolution. I just watched the John Adams mini series starring the only good thing that came out of "Private Parts" - Paul Giamatti.
     
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    There was terror but they called it "Getting Even".
     
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    The War ended with a Treaty--which included the following

    The Revolutionary War ended officially in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Provisions were made in the treaty for the Loyalists, requiring that they be treated "not only with justice and equity, but with that spirit of reconciliation which on the return of the blessings of peace, should universally prevail.

    The States didn't really follow the Treaty, and confiscated property and arrested Loyalists in trumped up charges
     
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    "I, John Melchoir File, of the Hudson Valley, New York, father of a large family, was a persecuted loyalist. With many of my fellow German neighbours, I fought at the Battle of Saratoga and witnessed the sad defeat of the British soldiers and the slaughter of young mercenary Hessian soldiers who did not understand the terrain of our area. My second son, John File fought with Butler's Rangers and the New York Royal Regiment.

    "From 1778 to 1781, my oldest son Christoper and I were fined heavily for helping Loyalists to escape to Canada, supplying the British army and the Indians with food. Our last imprisonment was for helping Blacksmith Andries Stohl and Farmer Harper Lansing escape from the cruel confinement of Serg. Elijah Adams, a continental officer.(14) Serg. Adams enjoyed the cruel Sport of finding loyalists for the Commissioners because they gave him a fat fee for each loyalist's name.

    "During these commission trials my beloved wife Elizabeth Hunsinger died of grief. My sons Corporal John File and his brother Melchoir fled to Canada. The Patriot neighbours also harassed son Jacoab so he and his family fled to Brant County after the War of 1812-1814. "In my opinion, we, Tories or Loyalists, were the most persecuted group of the American Revolution. You must try to walk in our shoes in order to understand the effect persecution had on our lives. Oil did gradually take off the tar and feathers from the skin of victims but the psychological effect of this cruel treatment lasted a lifetime. The experience of imprisonment in the Albany Jail will always remain with me."
     
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    Any corrupt or puppet government will label their opponents "terrorists / extremists", shit dim.

    See: Ogunga :coffee:
     
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    Thanks for that, @Mlaw

    I STILL think the Tories got off easy with just some tar and feathering and the occasional loss of property.

    The Royalists in France didn't get to keep their heads, and the supporters of Maximilian I in Mexico got lined up against a wall (like he did) and shot!
     
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