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Old 03-18-2019, 11:01 PM
 
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To answer 80skeys question about Americans invading Mexico City, yes. First the Americans invaded the port city of Veracruz on the gulf of Mexico.

After the Americans took that city they marched inland, ascending the mountains to reach the Mexican highlands where the capital is.

The irony is that the American army took roughly the same path from the coast to Mexico City as Cortez and his band of men some +320 years earlier.

The American invasion of Mexico City is commemorated today with a few monuments. Most notably the Monument to the Niños Heroes in Chapultepec Park.

The Monument to Niños Heroes in Mexico City:

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Old 03-19-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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With the current demographics, essentially they are taking it back. Latinos are now the majority in places like Los Angeles, New Mexico, etc. Anglos are now a minority in the state of California.

This will soon be the case in Texas as well.
And to most Americans, this is no problem at all. This is why after living away from the US so long, I have come to appreciate it so. Multiculturalism is hard to come by in most of the world. Immigration and diversity is one example of American exceptionalism that I will always defend.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Throughout history, when a more-efficient (market/commerce-driven) culture moves into an underdeveloped, sparsely-settled territory, the indigenous population of that territory is displaced -- usually by sheer weight of numbers. This happened in northern Mexico, but throughout English-speaking North America, the displacement of the Native tribes by westward expansion (albeit via broken "treaties" and other examples of abuse of government power) provides an even stronger example.

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With the current demographics, essentially they are taking it back. Latinos are now the majority in places like Los Angeles, New Mexico, etc. Anglos are now a minority in the state of California.

This will soon be the case in Texas as well.
Nothing wrong or immoral about this; just another example of the free play of human interaction at work. Those Latinos are driven by a work ethic and the desire for a better life just like everyone else, and many of them fled an over-structured Mexico that isn't really an open society.

In the New England of years ago, the displacement of "proper Bostonians" by waves of Irish and, later, Eastern and Southern European immigrants, can be viewed as a parallel.

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Old 03-19-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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To answer 80skeys question about Americans invading Mexico City, yes. First the Americans invaded the port city of Veracruz on the gulf of Mexico.

After the Americans took that city they marched inland, ascending the mountains to reach the Mexican highlands where the capital is.
That's really interesting. I had no idea.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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With the current demographics, essentially they are taking it back. Latinos are now the majority in places like Los Angeles, New Mexico, etc. Anglos are now a minority in the state of California.

This will soon be the case in Texas as well.
Mexico is not a demographic, it is a state (a somewhat ethnically diverse state at that). Mexico is taking nothing back.

Is Spanish language and Hispanic culture increasing in the US, particularly border states? A resounding Yes.

Does this have anything to do with Mexican dominion? A resounding No.

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Latinos are now the majority in places like Los Angeles, New Mexico, etc.
Latinos have always been the majority in New Mexico. And finally, New Mexican Latinos are not Mexican. Not anymore than Canadians are American.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:00 AM
 
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It the long run, it will happen the same that in European Protectorates in Northafrica or Spanisg America. True inhabitans will control de place, moorsm latinsm criollos.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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During the Mexican - American war?

I'm asking this because there seems to be a lot of mexicans who are angry about it.
Because they didn't have the power. America stomped the **** out of them. Knowing what they know now they probably would have made the whole country a part of America. Now these mexicans would rather do it over time under the guise of "we are just coming for a better life!"
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Because they didn't have the power. America stomped the **** out of them. Knowing what they know now they probably would have made the whole country a part of America. Now these mexicans would rather do it over time under the guise of "we are just coming for a better life!"
Wow. A Know Nothing.

Is this a historical reenactment or are you seriously like this?
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Wow. A Know Nothing.
A Trump supporter, no doubt.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Earth
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why speak the language of the conquistador?
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