There would be no USA without the French. The French spent every last penny they had backing us in the Revolutionary War, they even went into debt supporting us. They sent us uniforms, boots, cannons, muskets, supplies, and military advice. 90% of the rebels’ gunpowder was supplied by France as was nearly every cannonball.
The English sent over a total of 40,000 worn out (many called out of retirement) troops to put down the rebellion. The French used 300,000 troops to back George Washington. Let me say that again… the French dedicated 300,000 troops to help us beat 40,000 English.
The Revolutionary War is a classic “David vs. Goliath” story… but we were the Goliath and we won, thanks to France.