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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Do people in USA, "land of the free", knows who William Walker is?

In Wikipedia is William Walker (soldier).

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'd never heard of him.So I read about him.He seems like a Hitler want to be to me!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    President of Lower California, Emperor of Nicaragua, doctor, lawyer, writer—these were some of the titles claimed by William Walker. Unfortunately they were all just titles in his sick little mind.

    He ended up a dead loser.

  • 1 decade ago

    William Walker was an American filibuster who gained fame for his wild-eyed military exploits south of the United States border in the mid-19th century. By the time he was 25 years old, William Walker had worked as a physician in Pennsylvania, a lawyer in Louisiana and a journalist in California. Taking the expansionist concept of Manifest Destiny to heart, Walker hired soldiers of fortune and between 1853 and 1860 made several attempts to take over territories in Mexico and Central America. He first invaded Lower California and declared it an independent republic; he then proclaimed the annexation of the nearby Mexican state of Sonora and dubbed it the Republic of Sonora, naming himself president in 1853. Forced out by Mexican attacks in 1854, he surrendered to United States forces and was tried for violating neutrality laws, but was acquitted by a sympathetic jury. Next he invaded Nicaragua and captured the city of Granada, where he set up a puppet government and named himself president in 1856. Run out by Costa Rican forces in 1857, Walker returned to the U.S. and was again acquitted of violating the law. He tried another invasion of Nicaragua a few months later, but was arrested again and sent back to the U.S. In 1860 he was arrested by the British in Honduras and turned over to Honduran authorities, who tried, convicted and executed him.

  • jb1
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    1 decade ago

    NO never heard of him but abona thanks for the info.Will read more about the man out of curiousity.As for dances with unicorns, what a deplorable attittude to a genuine enquiry about your own country.I see why you hide with no email.What a shame to be so undeniably defensive about your country's history.What are you ashamed of??

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  • I had never heard of him, so I read about his wacky antics on wiki. What a piece of work that guy was. I think his ego was about 15 sizes too big!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do people outside the USA expect those of us here to know EVERY fact? Your question smacks of someone who is an envious hater of those in the U.S.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, he obviously wasn't important enough to warrant even a passing mention in our history texts.

  • 1 decade ago

    some of us do.

    he doesn't get a lot of mention in our history; up here he was largely a nobody.

  • 1 decade ago

    no

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