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  • US Defeat In Mexican War

    In 1846, Mexico attacked the US in a belated attempt to restore Texas as a province of Mexico.

    Using small forces, augmented by volunteers (mostly from the South and Southwest), the US was able to defeat the Mexicans, largely through better equipment but mostly because we "out-generalled" them.

    But what if we had lost? What would have happened to the US, Mexico, and the world?

    For info on the real war see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_War
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  • #2
    Estaríamos hablando español...

    Congressman Abe Lincoln wasn't so sure who attacked whom...Had the USA lost the Mexican War, Lincoln might just have risen to prominence sooner.

    Westward expansion would have been curtailed.

    Maybe the ACW starts earlier or maybe it's averted.

    Rather than cutting their teeth in Mexico...Robert E. Lee and other future ACW generals wide up on the wrong end of a firing squad.

    This begs another topic...
    Last edited by The Doctor; 10 Apr 06, 09:51.
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    • #3
      and you forget something important Doc, no Tex-Mex cuisine!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Doctor
        Maybe the ACW starts earlier or maybe it's averted.
        Yeah, one of the key things that kicked off the slavery debate was the issue of slavery in the territories recently conquered from Mexico -- without that debate, we may have either avoided or accelerated the crisis that led to war in 1861.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Boonierat
          and you forget something important Doc, no Tex-Mex cuisine!


          It would be Mex-Tex instead.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Doctor


            It would be Mex-Tex instead.
            As long as I can eat a taco, I don't care.
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