We Have Had A Lot Of Them!

We, citizens of the USA, had no wars from 1935 to 1940. 1897 was also a year with no major war. I know of no other year that the US has not fought a war since 1776! We have not been a peaceful people. We have averaged well over a war a year since 1776.

From 1899 to 1934 we had mostly just Banana Wars. Some people of our tiny neighboring countries of Central America may object to my word “just” here. We stepped on their labor movements hard. Those “Banana Wars” were among the most traumatic happenings in the entire history of the people of the Central American Republics, until recently.

When taking a closer look at historic happenings it seems that we have hated the people of Hati the most for the longest time, Still, that we have invaded Mexico 13 times since 1875 does not seem loving, nor even a good neighbor policy.

I have not posted much about our wars on Mago Bill. I do now have a couple in draft. You can add your information or thoughts about our wars to our comment section. At the moment I am feeling curiosity about: that part of our Revolutionary war which took place in Gibraltar; and what part Mysore played in that same war; why Sweden was our ally in the First Barbary War; and about the German Coast Uprising in the Territory of Orleans; and why the US invaded Canada; and like that.

Seems I have intentions of writing more about our wars. So, more later.


by Richard Sheehan

for Mago Bill

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