Little known USA / Canada battles

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    Interesting stuff... most of this I knew nothing about.

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcanadawar.html
     
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    as history buff, i found that very interesting. thanks.
     
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    did you know that in 1930 the governor of OK dispatched national guard troops to the border with Texas over a toll bridge? Other than the civil war, have there been border battles that resulted in actual fighting between any states?
     
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    Yeah, I'm a history buff as well, and I was surprised I'd never heard of the conflicts.

    As far as state-to-state fighting, I've never heard of that other than the Civil War.... but I could be wrong. This morning I would have laughed at someone claiming that hostilities ensued between Canada and the USA other than the War of 1812 -- which, in all fairness, was under Britain's rule, thus disqualifying it in my mind.
     
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    there is a weak, albeit real, movement in Texas to once again split off. They even have a "government in exile". :tng:
     
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    lol, there's a few nuts (most of them are burned out hippies) running around up here in Alaska that want to secede from the USA, too. I think they think it'll be easier to legalize pot then.

    They've been trying for years, and I see them every summer, standing out getting signatures outside of supermarkets on petitions.
     
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    Canada and the US had many conflicts, that rarely escalated to war (with the exception of the War of 1812). US has never been at war with Canada or in any military conflict with Canada since our Confederation.

    Though you missed the most important war of all :D

    The Pig War
     
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    You're right, Issac! I did know about that, but completely forgot about it.

    Nothing like a war igniting over a dead pig... that would have been embarassing. lol
     

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