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...of 1812. For starters the way in which America spread the word of the war was a complete fail. Choosing to spread the word about the war through the common post really was a mistake on the behalf of the Northern Americans because the common post could take weeks even months, this caused all other commanders to know that the war was taking place all before North American commanders do (PBS Video). The lack of communication was one of the several weaknesses of the New American Republic. Another one of the American faults was the while planning their attack they did not take into consideration the land which they would be fighting on. What this means is that the Americans planned out all these attacks but failed to realize that their form of transportation worked its best on water, which was seized by the french, and the jungle was unfamiliar grounds to them (PBS Video).
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