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Do you believe Mexico should be given back lands seized by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48?

  • Yes,I believe Mexico should be given back lands.

    Yes,i believe Mexico should be given back lands seized by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1848.There is a very believable argument that says that these lands were taken illegally.With that in mind and to keep peace,the US should go ahead and return the lands for the best interest of everyone.

  • Yes they should.

    I do believe that Mexico should be given back lands seized by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. This is because those lands weren't really taken in a fair and legal manner. Also, I believe the state I live in would be part of the lands given back. That would be a good thing because I would have to move from the land I hate.

  • Yes, it’s their land not the USA

    Mexico will demand for their land back, Europeans were just greedy in wanting to have more land so therefore they stole half of Mexico’s states. It’s not right how they can just steal other country’s land just because they want to. We Mexicans will put an end to the treaty of guadalupe Hidalgo and recover our land back.

  • Treaty of Hildago.

    Trump violates the Treaty of Hildago. So we need to give it back! The treaty was signed by force anyway! Its an invalid treaty to begin with, so its belongs to Mexico. No amount of money can compensate when Mexico has lost. We have separated families for almost 200 years. Enough is enough

  • Wasn't The United States to Take and Mexico really needed that territory and the U.S. doesn't.

    Mexico would certainly have a better economy today if it weren't for President James Knox Polk's greed and his unsuccessful attempt to extend slavery in the west.
    Davy Crockett and the rest of the people from the U.S. should have realized that when they left their country and entered Texas under Mexico, they gave up their rights.
    The Texas war for independence was a slavery issue since Santa Ana abolished slavery and the Texans wanted to keep their slaves. For example, some of the men who were thought as heroes of the Alamo were slave holders especially Jim Bowie who was a son of a slave trader.

  • Yes, and Mexico will recover it.

    Manifest destiny gives the mexicans the right to do it. If the U.S. did it without a referendum, without asking to the original people there.... Why Mexico can not do the same?

    Just remember, spaniards took 7 centuries to have their land back from arabs. And certainly we will have our land back.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    Mexico needed the land and the U.S. didn't. The only reason the U.S. wanted the land was to extend slavery which only went into Texas. And Texas ended up seceding from the U.S. joining the Confederate States. Then a couple of years ago Texas wanted to secede after Obama's election. May you have back what was wrongfully taken from you, Mexico!

  • A Mexican Territory

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was busy at that time in war for Independence in Mexico. The US asked Mexico to borrow some land only to defeat a European country at that time. Americans started to settle without Mexico's permission.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was tired and in war at that time to gain Independence in Mexico. The US only asked Mexico to borrow land at that time to have power to win a war against a European country.

  • I think yes

    I think they should because the US took advantage of them. Is like you as an adult get in a fight with a boy, you are going to win. That's how the Mexican-American war was and mexico as being defeated by the US decided that they didn't had other solution, just to sell the territory, because then they were afraid they could lose all their country. US was obsessed to get that territory, no matter how, no matter if you killed people. Mexico didn't start the war it was the US who wanted more. Then we say why are there so many Mexicans, there are Mexicans. Because we as Americans starting messing with them. Being racist with Mexico doesn't help because we have half of their territory and maybe if we haven't taken over their land. They might had a strong economy in their country and wouldn't have messed with us. We wouldn't had a lot of Mexicans. This country is a diversity we have to comprehend that based on those lands Mexicans are also part of the US. Whatever was done in the past will follow us in the present.

  • Defend Our Nation

    Deport them all and nuke Mexico, They are our enemies, NEVER believe for a moment Mexicans will not rise us against us when their numbers are great enough in the US to do so. If we fail to defend our nation (due to liberalism/White Guilt), then we do not deserve a nation, and our Children and grand children will be murdered and enslaved for many generations.

    Life isn't fair, and neither is nature.

  • Nothing will ever be enough!

    The peoples of Iberia (spanish and portuguese descent) already own the ENTIRE Southern Hermisphere plus all of Central America. These countries are not deserts, they are rich with good soil, forests, minerals, and rich coastlines. For some reason the iberian peoples don't believe that 2/3 of the western hemisphere is enough for them, that they in fact deserve to own the whole thing. But if they've made a mess of the 2/3 they already have, aren't we justified in our fear that they'll just make a mess of the rest if we let them? Their arrogance knows no bounds.

  • Only if they give us back what we won from them first.

    Since in the war of 1848 we took over the whole country of Mexico and then we bought large areas of land from them including California.
    They would owe us for the land we bought from them at its current price if they want it so badly. We gave them back plenty of the land of Mexico (which we did not need to do).
    Of course then they need to give it all back to Spain ( who they took it from), who needs to give it back to the Aztecs, who took it from someone else, who took it from the animals. All in the Spirit of "giving it back", I guess.
    So then where do the people go when we give it back to the animals? Since they are the rightful original owners?
    Just silly people looking for a freebie, who are NOT entitled to one, no matter how you look at it!

  • Are you serious?

    Why would you want to give them lands that are RIGHTFULLY ours? So they can keep inbreeding like crazy? So the cartels can have more room to grow coke and marijuana? So the cartels can build more grave sites filled with people that oppose them? I don't think so. 'Murica!

  • What would be the point?

    We Americans have made tremendous improvements to the land we purchased after the war.

    Mexico couldn't now afford to buy the land back.

    If we gave it back to them, it would soon suck there. Why are millions of Mexicans fleeing their country? Because it sucks there. Why does it suck there? Because there are Mexicans there.

  • If anyone get's land back, it's the Native Americans

    By following this same line of logic, the Native Americans should be given back ALL of their land, it was ALL illegally taken by genocide. How exactly did the Spanish obtain Mexico legally? This debate seems to be the work of shillery, as the idea of the US empire giving up any land is preposterous.

  • Mexico Lost. We keep the land.

    The policy of returning land to the losers of war is amusing. We may be a more civil humanity now, but in the past, war was how things got decided. If a nation had the power to take land, they took it. If Mexico had won land in the war, do you think they would give it up? They got to keep the land they have now. The only reason Mexico does not fully belong to the US is that the leaders at the time got what they wanted and perhaps did not have the for-sight to predict how valuable a thinner piece of land between the Atlantic and Pacific would be.

  • It has long been established and recognized by both countries that such lands are part of the US.

    It has long been established and recognized by both countries that land annexed to the United States following the Mexican-American War is part of the US. Mexico does not contest this, nor has it sought a return of the land. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that the residents of the territory in question would ever consent to becoming part of Mexico, thus precluding this possibility under the internationally recognized principle of self-determination.

  • No, I do not believe Mexico should be given back lands.

    No, I do not believe Mexico should be given back lands seized by the US after the Mexican American war. That's ridiculous. If all of the countries started giving back lands that they claimed in wars, everyone's borders would change so drastically and it would create global chaos. Leave the borders the way they are.

  • Just more fighting, Confusion, And racial division

    While I think the intention is good, I think it could just result in more fighting. Giving back land to Jewish people was well intentioned but there were people living there who the Jews had to displace and are still fighting with to this day. The same could potentially happen if land is given back to Mexico. Many people consider these lands their homes where they grew up and they are willing to fight and die to keep them.

    The other problem is it would weaken America strategically whereby other countries could attack. The Mexican governments’ military is not anywhere close in strength to that of the U. S. If they allied with the U. S. Then they would still be a vassal state. Otherwise they might ally with other powers like Russia, China, Etc. And this could result in these powers using the opportunity to mount an assault. If that didn’t happen, It would still take a long time before Mexico could have a military force to stand on its own.

    And if none of that happened, It still would only mitigate one crime in human history, That of the U. S. Taking land from Mexico. What of all the land taken from indigenous tribes by Spain? When Mexico gained its independence from Spain, It did so largely though the Royalist forces of Mexicans of Spanish descent. Mexicans of mixed or full native indigenous blood were still considered unequal. Are we to believe these inequalities have been rectified? Are the leaders of Mexico still largely Mexicans of Spanish descent?

    If this is the case, It would be like if Americans got their independence and shortly afterwards another country like France, Connected to Canada, Stole a portion of the land. Perhaps in time it is argued unfair and the land is returned to the descendants of the colonials. This of course still overlooks that the colonials stole the land from someone else. So it would only be one colonial and imperial power returning land to another. . . Never mind the indigenous tribes.

    And there is no way to return all the land to only the indigenous people still remaining. What would happen to everyone else?


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