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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 in History News

A Truly Pointless War … The War of 1812

Armchair General

A Truly Pointless War … The War of 1812 (History News Network)

So this wasn’t a ‘war that both sides won.’ Only Britain achieved her aims as they stood in 1812; the United States achieved none of hers, and on that basis it can only reasonably be accounted a British victory. But in truth it was a ‘war that nobody won’; certainly not the dead, or the bereaved, or the maimed, or those rendered homeless.

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