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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Jun '15 23:26
    I like this Toronto sculpture celebrating the Canadian victory.
    http://www.dittwald.com/torontosculpture/gallery/full/Coupland_toysoldiers2009.jpg

    The soldier on its back represents the US army.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    07 Jun '15 11:07
    Historians argue about who won the war.
    Was it Canada? USA? Britain?

    There can be no doubt that amongst the winners were the 3,000 plus slaves who escaped American slavery.
    After the war Britain "compensated" the USA for their loss.
    Britain gained nothing from this.
  3. SubscriberFMF
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    07 Jun '15 11:21
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Britain gained nothing from this.
    Maybe not, unless some of the troops that picked up battlefield experience then went on to perform well in the Peninsular War. Just a thought.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    07 Jun '15 12:34
    Originally posted by wolfgang59

    Britain gained nothing from this.
    True, but i think 1812 was particularly bad for the French.
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    07 Jun '15 14:29
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    True, but i think 1812 was particularly bad for the French.
    And the cherry on the pie was the British burning down the White House.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    07 Jun '15 21:05
    Originally posted by FMF
    Maybe not, unless some of the troops that picked up battlefield experience then went on to perform well in the Peninsular War. Just a thought.
    I doubt it - the Peninsular War had been going for some time.
    Maybe the other way round(?)

    Anyway my comment about Britain not gaining anything was specifically pertaining
    to the compensation payment for escaped slaves. As far as I know it was an
    altruistic gesture. (?)
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    08 Jun '15 11:45
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    True, but i think 1812 was particularly bad for the French.
    therefore it was good for the British
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Jun '15 21:21
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    True, but i think 1812 was particularly bad for the French.
    YouTube
    (with cannons)
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    So what exactly is the score, weighted appropriately for the 21st century geopolitical world? I want the answer in microfarads over seconds to the power 3, as clearly that will be most useful going forward.
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    10 Jun '15 23:07
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    So what exactly is the score,
    http://d29ci68ykuu27r.cloudfront.net/product/Look-Inside/large/2878297_01.jpg
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    12 Jun '15 11:44
    War doesn't have winners, only losers
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Jun '15 23:48
    Originally posted by Kegge
    War doesn't have winners, only losers
    Nice sentiment but plenty of individuals, companies and countries profit from war.
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