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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

"Throughout the short life of the Empire of Mexico and the French intervention possibly the most critical factor in the success or failure of the whole enterprise was the outbreak of the War Between the States north of the Rio Grande.

With the Monroe Doctrine the United States had effectively proclaimed all of the Americas as her domain alone and threatened war on any European nation that involved itself in the Western Hemisphere. There is little doubt that the U.S. would have rushed aid to the liberal government of Benito Juarez when the French, British and Spanish forces first landed at Veracruz were it not for the fact that the U.S. already had its hands full trying to crush the confederation of southern states that had seceded from the Union.

Nonetheless, the U.S. made it clear from the beginning that they were totally opposed to the French intervention and would oppose any effort to establish a monarchy anyway in the New World…"
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Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 9:45 p.m. PST

Gisby's historical pages are always great.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


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