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What did US Independence has got to do with Penang?

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ.๐—ฆ.๐—”'๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด?


This is an oil painting by John Trumbull entitled "The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis". It depicts the surrender of British Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis (of Penang's Fort Cornwallis) at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781, ending the Siege of Yorktown, and virtually guaranteeing American independence. Included in the depiction are many American troops leaders who took part in the siege, including George Washington.


It was the lost of British on American war that led the British to throw more resources to the east, especially South East Asia.


After Cornwallis lost the War of Independence, he served as the Governor-General and commander in chief in India.


Cornwallis then helped Francis Light to establish a new company based at Penang. Fort Cornwallis in Penang is named after Cornwallis.


Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/.../Charles_Cornwallis,_1st...

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