I count the War of 1812 as a win for the US

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    Brits were big favorites

    Defeated Napolean (thats France for you -eternal losers )

    Fought the Brits to a draw -got in the "last word"

    Battle of NO - a terrible defeat for the British
     
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    WHAT!

    We kicked your ass!

    In wars, its

    Canada 1 USA 0
     
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    ^^^^ big pet peeve of mine. Canada wasn't an independent country until 50 years or so after the war. It was Britain at the time.

    And Britain did not win (granted if they were able to focus solely on the US-the US would have never won the US revolutionary war, or the war of 1812).
     
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    It was a stupid war and Madison almost turned the country back to the British

    Attacking Canada when you don't have a standing Army was idiocy
     
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    "We fired our guns and the British kept a comin, there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago, we fired once more and they began to runnin, down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico"....Johnny Horton.
     
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    The War of 1812 was a tie at best. Hell, they burned our capitol! It ended because the reasons it started were moot, i.e. the impressment of sailors and the blockade of Eupopean ports controlled by Napoleon. If they'd wanted to continue we would have been hard pressed to withstand them, regardless of the Battle of N.O.
     
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    Sorry to have to break this to you, Whitey, but Johnny Horton wasn't there. In fact, without the help of a pirate, we might well have lost that battle.
     
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    War Of 1812 was started by the Brits. Unlawfull impressment of American seaman etc

    America had no choice but to stand up for their rights.

    Invasion of Canada was idiotic.

    So the Brits burned DC - Napolean captured Moscow. Meaningless.
     
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    Tell that to the people that lived in DC at the time.
     
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    And the Germans destroyed large portions of London during air raids in WW2...I don't suppose anybody would suggest that this means Germany won WW2?
     

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