re: Assassins Creed 3(Posted by sbr2 on 11/5/12 at 3:25 pm to sicboy)
The assassins and the templars exist outside of established nations/groups. The Templars make use of existing hierarchies (Vatican/British Empire) to further their stated goals but they definitely do not support them. Assassins are the same way, they represent their ideals which happens to coincide with the Colonists.
Speaking of joining the assassins, how pissed were the guys in the past who had to cut off their own fingers to fit the blades. Here comes Connor who gets a training montage and voila gets to be an assassin with all fingers attached (unless I missed something).