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Two Country are connected to USA!!! Canada and Mexico..
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I was wondering have USA in the History (past) thought about taking over Canada and Mexico to expand America? Just that America are connected to those two and yet they're not USA?

I understand that we do not want Mexico due to poor land.

I just find it strange that USA in the past like in 1800 or in early 1900.. Never consider taking over those two country that are connected to USA.

I would thought our Forefathers would predict that those two countries Canada and Mexico are dangerously close to us and might start War with us to expand their terrority.

What your thoughts about those two countries that are connected to USA, and yet USA in the past never attempted to expanded America land by starting war with them?
Posted 4/27/17 , edited 4/27/17
You may want to research about the "War of 1812", the British supposedly suspected the conflict was an opportunistic ploy by President James Madison to annex Canada while Britain was fighting a ruinous war with France.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
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1) America post revolution wasn't strong militarily. America as a super power didn't come about until post World War 2 and that was more due to a lot of the destruction in Europe that took them decades to recover from.
2) If the US tried to invade Canada they would have to deal with the British Government, same as with Mexico. Why would they do that when the West was opened to them thanks to the Louisiana Purchase? Ultimately, there was no need to invade Mexico or Canada because there was plenty of land west teeming with gold and the Indians were an easier prey than dealing with two countries with full military.
3) The closest this ever happened was the annexing of Texas in the Mexican American War. it's the reason the border of Mexico is what it is. But that only happened after Texas seceded from Mexico and had fought for it's own independence and a dispute over where Texas ended. It was never an intent to invade and occupy Mexico.
4) The Civil War kept the attention of the US for a time and took a long time to recover from.
5) Then there was the Spanish American War over Cuba.

The 18th century saw America forming itself and stabilizing it (it takes a while for a new government to become stable) there was no standing Army and they had just beaten the British with the help of France. The 19th century saw them more focused on the West where territory wouldn't be disputed with other governments.
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best remark yet. Is it okay if I come for the healthcare? They're trying to take ours away again...
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You may want to research about the "War of 1812", the British supposedly suspected the conflict was an opportunistic ploy by President James Madison to annex Canada while Britain was fighting a ruinous war with France.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812



Thanks :)


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If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


We'll simply dodge it and throw back the rock with more accurately! ;p
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The United States did march to Mexico during the Mexican American War. They did so in order to speedily end the war and make the Mexican government surrender their lands in what is now the South Western United States.
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If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


Come on, now, I just want to go fishing!
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Hobomilk wrote:

If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


best remark yet. Is it okay if I come for the healthcare? They're trying to take ours away again...


No you cant come here for our healthcare.
Posted 4/27/17 , edited 4/27/17

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Hobomilk wrote:

If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


Come on, now, I just want to go fishing!


The closest thing you will get to fishing in this country is this, any closer and the bricks come out.

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riem2k wrote:

You may want to research about the "War of 1812", the British supposedly suspected the conflict was an opportunistic ploy by President James Madison to annex Canada while Britain was fighting a ruinous war with France.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812



Thanks :)


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If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


We'll simply dodge it and throw back the rock with more accurately! ;p



The U.S. would be wise to read up on that war of 1812, when the [then British] Colony in Canada successfully marched on Washington D.C. in 1814 and burned it (including the white house) to the ground, in answer to the new American nation's second declaration of war on the British (and Americans burning British Canadian government buildings.)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/today-we-celebrate-the-time-canada-burned-down-the-white-house-127844144/

Canada's current P.M. Trudeau is the epitome of what many countries desire as their charismatic leader (whether secretly or otherwise).

Make an enemy of Canada right now, and you make an enemy of [most of] the rest of the western world. (Russia & Asian nations probably won't care either way)

Having said that, D.T. is doing a pretty good job of racking up international antagonism points anyway, through wildly unpredictable, contradictory, & generally inflammatory rhetoric.
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If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


No! Don't say that! Then all of the libtards that want to move out of the U.S. to get away from President Trump will be stuck here.... They all want to move to Canada. You know?
Posted 4/27/17 , edited 4/27/17

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Hobomilk wrote:

If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


No! Don't say that! Then all of the libtards that want to move out of the U.S. to get away from President Trump will be stuck here.... They all want to move to Canada. You know?


Don't care. There is a pallet of bricks out front. I'll move them to the border, build a kiosk and whip bricks at any American who wants to move over here to this glorious land.
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Hobomilk wrote:


thedeenslist wrote:


Hobomilk wrote:

If you yanks come over here, I'll throw a brick at your head


best remark yet. Is it okay if I come for the healthcare? They're trying to take ours away again...


No you cant come here for our healthcare.


well, I'm a gonna.
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My relations as Merchants and Sailors, in their personal diaries write most worriedly about British Impressment and Native American attacks from along the British Border, encouraged by the British Agents. They see it as necessary for being free of Britain that is getting round to America when(?if to them) they finish Napoleon's France. Majorly to keep the Louisiana Purchase from British. The burning of York was depriving the British means of continuing those war activities, the burning of the First White House was just a gratuitous calculated insult by barbarians, York was an excuse. There was no such Nation of Canada, but only a British Colony
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