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    Who won the War of 1812?

    The thread title explains itself.
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    There were lots of wars in 1812, which one are you talking about?
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    Interesting...I would say America won the war, not necessarily from a military standpoint, but economically, because the North was forced to develop industry because of the British blockades. The Brit's and Canada can't say that.

    And I'd also say Andrew Jackson won, not only battles, but a bright future.
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    There is and only ever has been a war that has been called the "War of 1812."
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    The fledgeling American nation barely, just barely, managed to hold off the world's greatest superpower of the time... in part because the Brits were distracted by European matters (little things like Napoleon and whatnot).

    It was apparently a very near thing, and without Andrew Jackson we might well have lost.

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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    Britain, the War of 1812 was not a war that went well for the US.
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    America's performance on land during the War of 1812 was abysmal until the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson's night attack on the British advance guard was epic in it's drama and effect.

    America's performance at sea and on the Great Lakes was stirring. It's too bad so few Americans are familiar with the war. The best book on the conflict imo is: Amazon.com: The Naval War of 1812 (Modern Library War) (9780375754197): Theodore Roosevelt: Books

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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    I've read into all this about how so little Americans know about the war, I've talked to many Americans myself about it and it's sort of sad. What a lot of people don't know is it was that war that set the foundations for the amazing relations our two countries have today.
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

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    Britain, the War of 1812 was not a war that went well for the US.
    Explain to use how you figger England won.
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    Re: Who won the War of 1812?

    There was no "winner". The treaty of Ghent went back to pre-war boundaries. The result was that the U.S. showed itself capable of defending itself against the British and Canada capable of defending itself against the U.S. Nobody was pleased about spending a large bit of money and lives for maintaining the status quo.

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