I can’t see how that could have been possible. In a way, it’s pretty much like having a thug pointing a gun at blank range asking for your wallet. You refuse to obey, you get shot, and the thugh takes your wallet anyway, so you don’t really have a choice, do you?
Nevertheless, the rule of the U.S. occupation forces over Mexico in 1847 and 1848 was precarious. At the time, many Mexican guerrilla groups harassed the U.S. military supply land convoys, so many Mexicans believed that we could make the U.S. stay costly in time and recover the best part of our territory. Mexican politicians, in turn, were eager to resume their offices and were far more interested in shortening the U.S. military presence whatever the political cost might be.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is one of many examples of the way that the politician class in Mexico have sold the country on their own behalf, and they have even tried to tarnish the deeds of the very few Mexicans who refused to betray their country as they did, do, and always will.
- What if the Russian revolution involved a democratic party rising to power instead of the Bolsheviks? Would a treaty similar to the treaty of Brest-Litovsk be signed?
- Would Hitler have stopped after regaining old Germany borders (before the Treaty of Versailles), if all German citizens had tried to stop the army?
- What are your thoughts on Mahakali treaty signed between Nepal and India?
- If the Russian Empire hadn't signed the peace treaty in 1878, would Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania be a part of Russia today?
- Quelle a été l'issue du traité de Versailles?