I'm not sure what effect the moonshiner comment is supposed to have, but:Originally Posted by Rocketman
1) Do you live in the United States, rather than in a British Colony?
2) Do you live in a country that guarantees freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press, and the right to bear arms, by constitutional ammendment?
3) Do you live in a wealthy country, that is partly wealthy because it emerged from WWII as a superpower?
If you live in the U.s., you are affected by the American Revolutionary war, even though you did not directly experience it. The above questions are just the bare basics. Surely you can think of many thousands of ways your life would likely be rather different if the Revolutionary war had never happened...