If the british lost both wars why did the americans sign the treaty of ghent? To get back the tens of thousands of acres of land lost to the brits... Both sides lost territory and both sides won and lost battes in the wars. The treaty of ghent freed all prisoners of war and British canadian territory was returned as was american territory. To say the british lost both wars is a bit of a bad answer considering the US lost more men and territory during the war, if u ask me the war was evenly matched...
whoever gave me the thumbs down why dont u take your head from up your arse and do a little research, and dont go to the first website or wikipedia because their not always reliable.
*Hey alex ....
''america stayed a free country and the british left so that kinda speaks for itself''.
- The war of 1812 was the defence of canada, not the direct invasion of the US. The british didnt leave they defended canada successfully, america stayed a country because britain lost all interest in the place after the war of independance. Sometimes i wish they had diverted their resources from around the world back to the americas and put more strength into winning the 1776-83 war.... we would still be on top if we had :).
* ''Nobody cares about the opinion of a country whos not even a superpower these days''
- big wow we have been there done that got the t shirt. Our power was in our trade, manufacturing, and our overseas colonies, and the royal navy which connected them all. After the second world war, one by one they all wanted independance. So when they were capable they got it, no problems it was the right thing to do at the time. Theres still 54 states in the commonwealth so at least they dont hate us. Also during the war britain got bombed to shit so much that we had no factories to manufacture, and we needed to rebuild our houses - over 40,000 britons died in the blitz alone. So thats our manufacturing gone, our colonies going independant, our armed forces downsizing due to decline, our mines shut down because its cheaper to import. I find it funny when americans make out oh britains not even got a navy anymore, their army is weak. Lol its not weaker, its probably stronger but far smaller, we have learnt to do a better job with fewer soldiers, ships etc.
On the native americans, they supported us before and during the revolutionary war, they were obviously going to support us in the next century. Ah yes the true 'americans', slaughtered during the establishment of the United states of America whilst the country expanded west. They were the true americans, your just the product of british colonisation followed by french, dutch, spanish, italian, and german immigration.
Decline of empires is natural and theres nothing anyone could have done about it, it doesnt bother me. For someone who is former army (i think it was u, i could be wrong) uv got one shitty attitude towards ur ally. We are not americas b***h its a tactical alliance. We need your technology lol, not your opinion or the shitty wars u start and manipulate. Its only been a few decades since u became a world power, your still a young country. I hope it lasts for both our sakes because we may have some competition in the years to come.
Oh and who really cares about YOUR opinion? U got your head so far up your A-hole they wouldnt hear it anyways.
Oh and just in case u want to critisize the performance of the british armed forces in afghanistan... they have been in helmand proved to be the most deadliest. There are just under 10,000 of which 6000 may be combat troops, the US has 100,000. Of the amount of apaches the army has is 67 - 8 in afghanistan. I cant get the figures for the chinooks or tornados the RAF has over there but it wont be much better in terms of what we 'have' and what we are using. Its the MOD/parliament which decides what goes to afghan, we could do much better with what we have but they just dont want to spend the money. We are the 2nd highest contributor in the ISAF still no doubt.... but the amount of troops sent by other nations shows their support for your cause/country :) the world just loves america...
LOL give over if u knew anything about the talibans rise u would know historically its been the south vs the north, taliban being southern afghan. Do u know the fatalities per province... why not just put the most powerful army (being american) in the south... there was a reason uk got helmand.
Answered By: The One - 1/17/2011