Militia refers to the additional soldiers apart from the ordinary soldiers, who are employed to assist the known soldiers during the cases of emergency according to Cress, (2017). These group of soldiers has limited military training as compared to the regular soldiers. Besides that, the answer to the question of whether militia was the only option for American colonies protection is no due to some various reasons. A standing army would have been necessary for American colonies for the situation. The first reason is that the militia had few skills regarding war. When the emergency cases were severe, it would have been challenging for the militia to take control of the situation. The second reason why an active army was inevitable in the frontier was that of weapons. The level at which the militia was getting weapons could depend on their level of training. In a case where the army had little practice, they had to use low standard armaments.
On the other, the benefit of a standing army is that they would always behave well in every operation making America victorious according to Ward, (2014). However, there cases where America is blaming militia for losing an Island. They conducted themselves poorly leading to the defeat of American soldiers. Therefore, a standing army would work better to American colonies.
The Native Americans underwent various challenges during the colonization and exploration of the world. The destruction ranged from strange disease to language problems. However, there could be an alternative approach that Europeans would have taken to avoid such challenges. The first step would have been separating the native Americans from the explorers in reference to Delgado, Aceituno & Barrientos, (2015). The explorers had strange diseases and spoke their language; the best thing was to have them living on their own and avoid interacting with native Americans. Secondly, the Europeans would have been keen on changes the explorers are ringing to their home country. For example, if it is a matter of disease, the Europeans were to take out anyone who has been infected with the strange illness, treat him or her and not to allow the person to interact with others for some time. When it comes to the destruction of culture, the Europeans were to limit the time the explorers are spending with the native Americans to avoid affecting their way of lifestyle according to Miller, (2017). The could make use of the active military societies to ensure that no colonizer get close to the American land. Lastly, Europeans would have embraced the native American cultures more than the outside culture. If anyone has come from outside, the person must adapt to that community’s culture.
Cress, L. D. (2017). Citizens in Arms: The Army and Militia in American Society to the War of 1812. UNC Press Books.
Delgado, M., Aceituno, F. J., & Barrientos, G. (2015). 14C data and the early colonization of northwest South America: a critical assessment. Quaternary International, 363, 55-64.
Miller, D. E. (2017). Hole-in-the-Rock: an Epic in the Colonization of the Great American West. Pickle Partners Publishing.
Ward, H. M. (2014). The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society: War and Society in the United States, 1775-83. Routledge.