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  • Pershing's Mexican Expedition Defeated...

    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson sent Gen. "Blackjack" Pershing and about 10,000 troops into Mexico to arrest the early 20th Century version of Usama bin Laden...Pancho Villa. Among Pershing's junior officers was future general George Patton...Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley were stationed in Texas at the time, and might well have seen action had hostilities escalated.

    Apart from a few skirmishes, the Mexican Army did not resist the incursion.

    What would have happened had the Mexican Army resisted in force and defeated the Pershing Expedition?
    Last edited by The Doctor; 10 Apr 06, 11:11.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by The Doctor
    What would have happened had the Mexican Army resisted in force and defeated the Pershing Expedition?
    I think regardless of how the "adventure" turned out, it would have sent a clear message to the Mexicans that they needed to control lawlessness on their side of the border (hmm...gives me an idea in a more modern context) and to the banditos that their lawlessness needed to stay south of the Rio Grande.
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      The more things change...the more they remain the same...
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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Doctor
        The more things change...the more they remain the same...
        hang on...I'll get my rifle.
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          HAd that expedition force been wiped out (ŕ la british in Kut Al Amara, that same year).. the loss of Ike, Bradley, etc. would change history 20 or so years later...

          it would have made Pancho villa even more of a hero.

          but a highly unlikely scen considering the state of the forces in presence.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by piero1971
            it would have made Pancho villa even more of a hero.
            Are you assuming La Cucaracha defeated Pershing? I was assuming that the Mexican military did. If the Mexican military did it, it may have strengthened El Presidente (was it Juarez?).
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            • #7
              cucarachas might carry disease`....


              well, it IS a far fetched Waht if, of course, but then who knows, diseases, massive food poisoning, etc. might always change history...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by piero1971
                cucarachas might carry disease`....


                well, it IS a far fetched Waht if, of course, but then who knows, diseases, massive food poisoning, etc. might always change history...
                La Cucaracha (the cockroach) was Pacho Villa's nickname, and the source of the famous Mexican song of the same name.
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                • #9
                  i dont think the mexican army would have done much

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