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#135 - mkchillin ONLINE
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(11/03/2013) [-]
The Brits burned down the white house and Andrew Jackson humiliated them and killed their Napoleonic war hero in New Orleans after the peace treaty was signed.We'll call it a draw__
The Brits burned down the white house and Andrew Jackson humiliated them and killed their Napoleonic war hero in New Orleans after the peace treaty was signed.We'll call it a draw__
#138 to #135 - achillesengland
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(11/03/2013) [-]
That isn't humiliating, it just makes Andrew Jackson a coward for killing when a man believed they were at peace
#357 to #138 - anon
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(08/27/2014) [-]
Not really: by that logic, the British were cowards for invading a country they had just made peace with.

But it's inconsequential: nobody really knew about it at the time, anyway.
#226 to #138 - Logicaltightrope
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Neither side knew they were at peace. Word had not reached America from Europe, so both sides fought it out in New Orleans without knowing.
#225 to #138 - killergoo
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(11/03/2013) [-]
ARE YOU A ******* IDIOT. The peace treaty was signed before the battle, but news of the treaty had yet to cross the Atlantic to America. Andrew Jackson killed a man who he was fighting against not a man wanting peace.
#258 to #225 - achillesengland
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Not really, read the comment I was replying to and you will see how it is understandable that I was not aware of this fact. From the point of view I was seeing it from that is how it looked.
#266 to #258 - killergoo
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(11/03/2013) [-]
I now see how the comment looked and how it was written made America look worse. But I believe that you should read into a topic before arguing about it. I had the luxury of watching a whole movie about it just on Thursday in history class. So this whole post kind of rustled my jimmies by how inaccurate it is.
#223 to #138 - theshadowed
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(11/03/2013) [-]
If you're referring to Packenham, Wellingtons brother-in-law, then he was killed leading an attack.
#139 to #138 - mkchillin ONLINE
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Well, I included that part for dramatic effect; it took a long time for info to be relayed across the Atlantic so as far as the brits and americans back on US shores went, the war continued to rage on so technically we we were not at peace
#140 to #139 - achillesengland
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Practically we were not at peace, but technically we were. But it's cool as long as Horatio Nelson and the Duke of Wellington survived we were still able to show the French who's boss
#142 to #140 - mkchillin ONLINE
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Eh I'm not a huge fan of the french but I liked that they had their 15 minutes under Napoleon. Definitely badass how you guys halted their domination and put them back in their place though
#143 to #142 - achillesengland
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(11/03/2013) [-]
They're a very badass country actually, they're just kind of stereotyped as not. When we had our great empire they also had one that rivaled it and they of course invaded and took England in 1066 AD
#155 to #143 - USSRviper
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Actually the french never,Normans were vikings who were given parts of northern France as a reward for beating off invading tribes. So we were invaded and conquered by the vikings in 1066
#193 to #155 - achillesengland
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(11/03/2013) [-]
True, but they were very influenced by French culture by the time they invaded England, as seen by their use of knights and other French tactics and customs. So they had basically left behind many of their viking/pagan roots.