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Tango0130 Jun 2022 9:14 p.m. PST

"The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos.

The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasn't simply a return to the prewar status quo. There were wins and losses on both sides, and a new world order to navigate not least for the continent's native people…"

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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2022 6:37 a.m. PST

A balanced and pragmatic summary of War's end results.

Tango0101 Jul 2022 3:54 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it…


Legionarius02 Jul 2022 5:20 p.m. PST

This is the war that all involved parties won. Ask a Canadian or a Brit or an American. They all won. By gentlemen's agreement! :)

Tango0103 Jul 2022 3:30 p.m. PST



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