What wars have the Americans won on their own?

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  1. Can anyone think of any wars the yanks have won with out assistance from somebody?

    If I recal correctly the War of Independance had french assistance?

  2. Mexican war in 18 something or other...
  3. Hmmmmm, Some to be proud of, The invasion of Granada and Panama. :lol:

    None against any er, major powers.
  4. what they attacked motorway service stations????

    or do you mean Grenada?
  5. They didn't win that, they paid us to leave them alone - which suited us fine as Asia was much more worth while. Obviously they got a bit silly and stopped paying so British troops marched from Canada, burnt the Whitehouse and marched back without any resistance... twice. They soon started paying again.
  6. Lots, see my post on another thread, but they tend to have a go when the odds are very heavily stacked in their favour or when the owner occupier is distracted elsewhere e.g. Florida 1810 and Great Britain 1812. The invasion of Utah left half the male population dead. Polygamy anyone?
  7. Lots, see my post on another thread, but they tend to have a go when the odds are very heavily stacked in their favour or when the owner occupier is distracted elsewhere e.g. Florida 1810 and Great Britain 1812. The invasion of Utah left half the male population dead. Polygamy anyone?
  8. If I remember rightly, the main cause of the war of 1812 was the UK interfering with their shipping, vis a vis the French blockade. Also didn't help that RN ships kept pressing their MN sailors. No sense of humour, some people. :D
  9. The President made a formal declaration of war against us - and with Great confidence as all but 6 Bns of foot were otherwise engaged
  10. MC, with regards to the burning of the White House, I believe it only happened once, in 1814, during a classic British maritime expeditionary campaign under Brigadier Robert Ross.

    The Canadian connection to the incident is that the burning of the White House and sacking of Washington, D.C. was done at the request of the Canadian Governor, in retaliation for the burning of villages in Canada by American troops.
  11. During the War of Independence they were technically British until they won and became independent, so you could look at the american war of independence as the 2nd English civil war. They couldn't win their own civil war without outside help. I believe we helped the confederacy and the french were supplying the North, but I may be wrong about the french.
  12. The only war the Yanks ever won on their own was the American Civil War, and that was because they were fighting other Yanks.
  13. MB,

    The French provided 45,000 for washington during that war, which means that the British were outnumbered by the French alone!

    France was the first nation to recognise the US as a nation and is thus America's oldest ally and is one of the few nations the US hasn't fought against since. All allied combat against the French in WW2 was left to the Brits.
  14. Not sure, but i believe they won a'war' in Cuba in the early part of the 20th century. It's how they still hold Guantanamo Bay. It may have been around 1912-1914 or a little earlier.
  15. They've invaded Cuba FOUE times:

    1898 Apr 19, US Congress passed a resolution recognizing Cuban independence and demanding that Spain relinquish authority over Cuba. President McKinley was also authorized to use military force to put the resolution into effect.

    1898 Apr 20, President McKinley signed a congressional resolution recognizing Cuban independence from Spain. He signed the Joint Resolution for War with Spain that authorized U.S. military intervention to Cuban independence.

    1898 Apr 21, The Spanish-American War began. The U.S. North Atlantic Fleet, under the command of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, was ordered to begin the blockade of Cuba. The fleet with the armoured cruiser New York steamed out of Key West, Florida, at 6:30 a.m. the next morning..

    1898 Apr 22, With the United States and Spain on the verge of formally declaring war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban ports under orders from President McKinley. Congress authorized creation of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, popularly known as the "Rough Riders

    1898 Apr 25, The United States formally declared war on Spain. The US House passed the declaration 311 to 6.

    1898 Jun 10, During the Spanish-American War, U.S. Marines landed in Cuba and camped at Guantanamo Bay where 2 Marines became the 1st war casualties.

    1898 Jun 15, US marines attacked the Spanish off Guantanamo, Cuba.

    1898 Jun 22, Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt and Col. Leonard Wood led the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry regiment, onto the beach at Daiquiri.

    1898 Jun 24, American troops drove Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba.

    1898 Jul 17, Spain surrendered to the United States at Santiago, Cuba.

    1898 Aug 12, The peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed after three months and 22 days of hostilities. 460 US soldiers died in battle. The US paid Spain $20 million to vacate Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Over the next 3 years US casualties in the Philippines war totalled over 4,000.
    1898 Dec 10, The United States and Spain signed a treaty in Paris ending the Spanish-American War in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

    1901 Mar 2, Congress passed the Platt amendment, which limited Cuban autonomy as a condition for withdrawal of U.S. troops.

    1901 Jun 12, Cuba agreed to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.

    1902 May 20, The United States ended its three-year military presence in Cuba as the Republic of Cuba was established under its first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma. Theodore Roosevelt had criticized the government’s sluggish withdrawal of disease-stricken US troops from Cuba.

    1903 Feb 24, The United States signed an agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Pres. Roosevelt leased the site for 2,000 gold coins a year, about $4,080 now.

    1903 Mar 19, The U.S. Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.

    1904 Feb 5, The American occupation of Cuba ended.

    1906 Sep 28, US troops reoccupied Cuba. They stayed until 1909.

    1906 The US established a provisional government as revolution threatened.

    1909 Jan 28, The United States ended direct control over Cuba.

    1909 Feb 1, U.S. troops left Cuba after installing Jose Miguel Gomez as president.

    1912 Jun 5, US marines invaded Cuba (3rd time).

    1916 Mar 8, US invaded Cuba for 4th time. This time "to end corrupt Menocal regime."

    1934 The US lease on Guantanamo Bay was renegotiated to say that the land could only revert to Cuban control if abandoned by the US or by mutual consent.