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Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???

 
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Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
Mexican territory, prior to the secession of Texas, comprised almost 1,700,000 sq mi (4,400,000 km2), which was reduced to just under 800,000 by 1848. Another 32,000 were sold to the U.S. in the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, for a total reduction of more than 55%, or 900,000 square miles.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Are these numbers correct?

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Re: Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
think how better off the people of Mexico would be if they had lost it all

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Re: Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
think how better off the people of Mexico would be if they had lost it all
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Re: Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
This is true and they teach the mexicans that Santa Anna was paided off by the U.S. to throw the war. Sounds plausible to me. Today he would have worked for the CIA.
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Re: Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
They did NOT lose Texas in the US-Mexican War. They lost Texas in the Texas Revolution in 1836. After their defeat their President Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana signed a treaty giving Texas independence in 1836. Texas was an independent Republic before it joined the US ten years later.
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Re: Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
The numbers don't lie. The thing that blows the most is that the Mexicans were baited into a way by the U.S after they claimed the Rio Grand was the actual U.S-Mexico Border while in fact it was the Nueces River. President Polk sent American soldier into what was essentially Mexican territory, built a fort, and when the Mexicans engaged them President Polk made it seem like the Mexicans had crossed the border and killed American troops on American soil. This infuriated the Americans and they called for a war...Eventually Mexico lost and the rest is history...History tends to repeat itself, no?
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Re: Mexico lost HALF its territory in the U.S.-Mexican War???
History tends to repeat itself, no?
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Absolutely.
By 2020 China will likely be in a position to "retake" Taiwan.
The U.S. is fully aware of this, yet they can't do much to prevent it.

History does indeed repeat itself...
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Mexico never really had Texas in the first place. Texas belonged to the people who lived there, those who are referred to as Native Americans.

Spain conquered the area that we now call Mexico, and Spain claimed the area that we now call Texas as their land. But Spain didn't have any people living in Texas.

Then Mexico kicked Spain out, and the politicians in Mexico claims Texas as their own, but neither they or their people lived there.

Then Americans moved in and claimed the land. (Followed by all the warfare and everything.)

The land belonged to the Native People and Americans stole it from them, just like the rest of America. Mexico only had a claim on paper.
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France took Mexico City,only to give it up at the prodding of the U.S. They are 3 time losers.
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Mexico

Independence from Spain
Declared September 16, 1810
Recognized September 27, 1821

Mexican–American War
Date April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848
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All or part of 11 fucking states. Fortunately, we are well on the way to reclaiming the territory.
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Heh, land ownership

What a silly concept
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