Revolution '76

Revolution '76 DOS Title screen

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Apple IIgs
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Revolution '76 is a political, economic and military simulation of the struggle for independence of the American colonies.

The game begins in 1775 with the convocation of the Second Continental Congress. Each turn represents a year during which the player sets policies (e.g. the attitude towards loyalists), assigns leaders to administrative positions (historical figures, each with their own set of characteristics), recruits military support and manpower (for the continental army, state militia and privateers on the sea), negotiates alliances with European states, regulates the economy (inflation) and raises taxes (even the slave issue is taken into consideration).

The player's government eventually formally declares independence from Britain, leading to civil war, forcing the player to defend the confederated rebelling colonies. The battles are resolved automatically, based on army strength & quality, the presence of a general, morale and supply level. The final outcome may range from a successful defense of a fledgling independence, through a partial autonomy, to an unconditional surrender.

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Revolution '76 DOS Leader assignment - remember to appease all factions
Revolution '76 DOS Reviewing one of the Founding Fathers
Revolution '76 DOS Historical background
Revolution '76 DOS Map of the colonies - tax and loyalists info

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple IIgs Oct, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jul, 1990 830 out of 1000 83

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