I think the last thread on the American Civil war has come to a dead end. But here is the next one:
With the end of the American War of 1812 in early 1815, the British Empire and the United States concluded their last declared conflict.
But what I have read in multiple sources is really amazing:
as late as the eve of World War II, the United States considered war with Britain a possibility.
on such example of this is War Plan Red http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Plan_Red
and War Plan Red-Orange, which had the US Fight Britain and Japan simultaneously.
If any of you in the UK are aware of any such declassified plans and or thoughts from Generals/Politicians, please share them, I am quite interested.
There were a number of diplomatic and military spats between the US and Britain throughout the 19th century. Most of which were border disputes with Canada, and of course Britain's perceived possible support for the Confederacy.
I want to examine such a possibility, albeit in a very large timeframe.
So, within the timeframe of 1815 ending in the mid 1930s, not including 1861-1865, could the United States of America and the British Empire have gone to war with each other?
(NOTE: As the last thread dealt with the American Civil War, please leave out that possibility from this thread).
Where would the most likely conflict areas have been? Canada is an obvious one, but could there have been any other possibilities?
Could it have been limited to a local conflict in a disputed area, or could their conceivably have been a massive war, possibly drawing in other major powers?
Given the over 100 year timeframe, what were the balance of forces in any given year or decade?
Who could have won? By this I mean a war in 1825 vs 1925 for example.
I know the last few What if/Could it? threads have not done that well, but I hope this can turn it around, and I think it is a very unique and seldom discussed topic.
"we have officially entered into pre-whinning about our games."- CogreI will always respect differing opinions on here, so long as they are presented maturely and in a civil manner
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The WWI Thread: https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/30914/why-a-world-war-i-themed-total-war/p1
I'm skipping TW: Warhammer