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06-Dec-2017 19:11

No more than 15% of the population was actively in favour of it, it was badly organised and without funds, and it tottered on the verge of military defeat for the first two or three years.

The majority of the population regarded its leaders as dangerous radicals at best, dangerous idiots at worst.

It’s worth noting that at the time of the American Revolution, no sane person would have given two cents for its success.So were the government’s deliberate attempts to extirpate the Highland culture afterwards, much like the American Indian Wars, with the chief difference being that the Americans largely succeeded.Putting aside cultural judgements, though, you can discern a political pathway from the Risings to the American Revolution which led to independence for America from British rule, if only because a good many of the same people were involved in both of them.Independence for America seemed much less likely then than it does for Scotland today.As for the political sausage, no one can be in any doubt about the messy nature of politics under even the most stable of governments.

It’s worth noting that at the time of the American Revolution, no sane person would have given two cents for its success.So were the government’s deliberate attempts to extirpate the Highland culture afterwards, much like the American Indian Wars, with the chief difference being that the Americans largely succeeded.Putting aside cultural judgements, though, you can discern a political pathway from the Risings to the American Revolution which led to independence for America from British rule, if only because a good many of the same people were involved in both of them.Independence for America seemed much less likely then than it does for Scotland today.As for the political sausage, no one can be in any doubt about the messy nature of politics under even the most stable of governments.Want to guess how messy things will get (not can, actually will) if the referendum passes? Not a question I can answer, and nor can anyone else. As I said above, I don’t feel it appropriate to express a personal opinion (that doesn’t mean I won’t do it, mind…), but I’ve certainly listened with great interest to the opinions of a lot of people for whom it is appropriate, as they’ll have to live with the consequences.