AHC/WI: British Mediation Prevents Mexican-American War

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by House of Orange, Jun 3, 2019.

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What would a British-mediated territorial settlement between Mexico and the United States look like?

  1. Pre-war border left intact

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  2. All of Alta California remains Mexican, U.S. claims from Texas recognized

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  3. 37th parallel dividing line: north of the line is American, south of the line is Mexican

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  4. OTL Mexican Cession is given to U.S.

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  5. U.S. gains more territory beyond OTL Cession

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  1. House of Orange Active Member

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    Say that Britain in the 1840s has strategic or economic interests in California and sees it as best for them to prevent a wider, violent conflict between the U.S. and Mexico over the region. Could they possibly act as a mediator over the situation and prevent the Mexican-American War? Could Britain come up with a territorial cession acceptable to by both nations?
     
  2. UCB79 Bookworm, 1st class

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    Britan was so unpopular in America in the
    1840’s that no POTUS- especially one as
    intent on expanding the US as Polk was-
    would have dared to accept British med-
    itation. It just wouldhave been too unpop-
    ular.