7 Surprising Instances When The Richest Country In The World Received Foreign Aid



Revolutionary War Help From the French

For four key years in the Revolutionary War, the French, inspired by the opportunity to weaken their rival England, provided the U.S. with ammunition, naval support, arms and troops. Their support helped the American troops take the major victory in Yorktown in 1780. The French spent $3 billion on the American war effort, leaving them in debt and setting the stage for the 1789 French Revolution.

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