Should MX have recognized TX as a sovereign nation capable of choosing to annex itself to the US?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
to the Greatstank...follow your own advice...
First off the question is basically asking, should Mexico have let Texas be its own nation instead of fighting to keep it in their control. Nothing to do with the US, but how quickly the defenses of the nervous patriots come out when threatened...(panacea)
Also it is not saying it annexed itself, it is merely saying that it would have been CAPABLE of doing so, which it was, just because you need a buyer to sell your car, does not mean you didn't sell it. They put themselves on the market for the US, and they eventually bought it...
now let's talk about the actual question shall we...which many of you are refusing to do because obviously there is too much bias in your voice and not enough actual knowledge on the subject...
Texas has a long history, and its hard to generalize or summarize it in a few sentences, but I'll try...
Texas' first settlers were a mix of anglo-american people from US, slaves and of course mexican. At first Mexico encouraged immigration from the US, but after multiple offers from the US to buy Texas, they grew suspicious (and rightfully so) that they were trying to overtake the territory. So, as a result, they outlawed immigration into Texas from the US, (hmm doesn't that sound familiar, just backwards though). But, much like today, people still did it. And as I mentioned, texans owned slaves. Mexico was an abolitionist nation, and they gave texas 1 year to get rid of their slaves. Which most didn't and/or turned them into indentured servants. In actuality Mexico tried to work with texas, and repealed the immigration law, allowing settlers from the US to come back in. there's a lot of info here i wont go into...
now that said. Texas was essentially a Mexican territory that was foolishly allowed to be settled by Americans. They did not adhere to Mexican laws, traditions and customs, nor were they even respectful towards them. Also, many other Mexican states such as Zacatecas were threatening to rebel. So NO, I think the Mexican government did the right thing. They did not allow a diva state to do whatever they wanted without a fight. If they had, other states would have demanded same treatment. Put it into today's context, if Texas asks to be separated tmmrw, says it will be its own nation, but you have suspicions they are trying to join Mexico, do you think the US will just let that happen?
And in response to the whole paying thing. The war was fought, and could have gone on. The United States paid that in order to give Mexico incentive to stop the war. and it was less than half than they had originally offered for the land, So Mexico decided to cut their losses, but in no way was US doing them a favor, you tool (panacea).
I'll not go into the fact that the only reason Texas won against Mexico is because of a completely dishonorable attack on sleeping Mexican forces and threatening the general to sign a treaty or die. Mexico did not even recognize Texas as independent until they became part of US. but that's a whole other story....Source(s): years and years of history lectures...lol...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yeah umm, the US did not attack mexico as stated by someone else. Mexico attacked the US, using the TX dispute (which originally did not have anything to do with the US) as an excuse. They got their *** handed to them as a hat. The US decided to take these border lands as a hedge against future mexican aggression. However, what the mexicans fail to tell people about that is that the US (despite not having to because those lands were seized during a war THEY started) paid mexico for that land.
All those jerks from mexico saying those US lands actually belong to them, leave out the fact that we paid them for it.
- buckleyjrLv 43 years ago
Good query and a few well solutions too. Pakistan is a rouge state that's on breaking point of cave in. If Pakistan desires to outlive as a sovereign country, it want chief like Gandhiji to guide them. To be sovereign nation fundamental requirement is to have impartial manage over a few territory, which Pakistan does now not have.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. Texas did not annex itself to the US. Texas separated from Mexico. Mexico killed everyone at the Alamo and got the land back. Then the US attacked Mexico over a Texas border dispute.Source(s): Get your history right.
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- 1 decade ago
No, because the Texans were completely disrespecting Mexican rule and not even trying to abide by the lawful laws.
- 1 decade ago
plus a nation can not annex its self into another nation, they can ask to be excepted into the nation, but cant make them self part of it.