Understanding the causes of American war of independence from the perspective of IC communication
Author(s): Su Jiangli
Abstract: In the 18th century, the American War of Independence was a mere accident, but it had happened, dealt a telling blow to the pride of the British Empire and destroyed its revenue mine. Understanding its causes from the perspective of IC communication, this article argues that failed communication played a major role. This article starts with the exploration of the unwise policies imposed on the American colonies due to lacking a set of effective communication strategies and channels, on which basis it analyzes how mechanical, semantic and psychological barriers blocked the communication between the British Empire and its 13 colonies. The past-oriented VS future-oriented time concepts deeply rooted in the mindsets of the mother country and its colonies are also examined.