The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3783501
Posted By: Rapparee
05-Apr-16 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, LH, everything has more to it than we like. For example, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 550,000 square miles into the US after the Mexican War, but the US also paid Mexico $15 million and picked up $3.25 million owed to Mexico by people in those square miles. That's about USD 8.8 billion in 2014 dollars. Yes, the Mexican War was a blatant expansionist effort by an expansionist President. But the Bear Flag Revolt in California was brought about by, among many other things, the refusal of Mexico to allow immigrants to California to own land they purchased.
Japan occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945 and basically enslaved the country, which led sort of directly to the North/South division that exists in Korea now.
If you do want to think on something, think about the Oregon Treaty. It was made between the US and Great Britain. Should Canada repudiate that treaty on the basis that it was not signed by Canada, what would happen to me here in Idaho? Would Canada sends forces to occupy Pocatello? I promise not to shoot at them if they don't shoot a me.