[Marxism] The rise of the Republic of Texas

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 12:02:35 MDT 2019

The Texas republic was in financial distress, and the always meddlesome
British were hovering over it with an aim of establishing an alliance of
mutual convenience with the strug­gling republic. In exchange for financial
help and military protec­tion, Britain would be positioned to undermine the
United States's supremacy over the Gulf of Mexico and to menace its
dominion over New Orleans, gateway to the strategically crucial Mississippi
River. Besides, if Britain could dominate this southwestern territory, it
would have the United States neatly hemmed in between that region and its
Canadian possessions to the north. Britain's premier New World aim was to
thwart the American dream of a burgeoning power stretching from sea to sea.


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