The eighth great race war – Mexico
The Amerinds were not the only overtly racial threat which early White America had to face: to the south lay a large, mixed-race population made up of Spanish/Amerind/Black descent who had in the interim formalized into the country of Mexico. This large non-White population was openly antagonistic to the White settlers to the north, referring to them derogatively as “gringos”.
Both early White America and the mixed-race Mexicans were, at that stage, expanding their territorial claims over the central and western parts of North America. It was inevitable that this would lead to a clash, and the scene was set for the eighth great race war in history—the war between White America and Mexico. This conflict was joined by the mid 1800s, with disastrous consequences for Mexico.
Mexicans enact anti-white laws
Although the Fredonian rebellion was unsuccessful, the reality remained that the majority of inhabitants of Texas (at that time) were Whites. Realizing the potential of further White rebellions, the non-White Mexican government announced a total ban on all further White immigration into the area—an overtly and specifically anti-White racial law.
The Mexican authorities also rejected requests to establish a provincial government in the region. Racial tensions then built up, and in 1836, an overtly White racial rebellion against the local Mexican government representatives took place, with the Whites refusing to pay taxes or otherwise acknowledge the Mexican authority. This was tantamount to a declaration of independence and the Mexicans saw the need to nip it in the bud as quickly as possible.
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Suddenly, near the San Antonio River, the Mexicans turned on the prisoners and starting shooting them. Only 60 of the original 400, managed to escape the massacre.
The news of Santa Anna’s war of extermination, against all the Whites he could get his hands on, caused shock waves throughout Texas. Large numbers of Whites left the more isolated parts of the state and started congregating in urban centers for protection.
The White Texans then gathered together their broken army, and with a force of not more than 600 men, attacked Santa Anna’s army at San Jacinto in April 1836. With the rallying cry of “Remember the Alamo” (another phrase which passed into American folklore) the small White army tore into the Mexican force, utterly defeating them in a battle lasting only 20 minutes. Santa Anna himself was taken prisoner in this battle.
Battles of Los Angeles 1847
By December 1846, American forces had occupied Los Angeles: although by this time the Mexicans had recovered from the initial shock and had been able to draw up their forces. The Mexicans counterattacked, and in the battle of Los Angeles in December 1846, drove the gringos out of the town once again, virtually annihilating the entire White regiment in the process.
In January 1847, the Whites relaunched an attack on Los Angeles: the third in as many months—and defeated the Mexican force, capturing several hundred Mexican soldiers and ending Mexican control in California. What was to become the largest state in America was wrested away from non-White control by blatant force of arms: Mexico was never able to re-occupy California—at least not by using force.
Once back in Mexico City, Santa Anna managed to seize power, but immediately announced his intention to drive the White invaders out of Mexico and reoccupy Texas. Raising an army of 25,000 Mexicans, Santa Anna marched north, but only some 15,000 completed the march; the rest deserted along the way.
Even so, the Mexican army had a three to one superiority over the White army of 4,500 men: the two sides engaged at the Battle of Buena Vista on 23 February 1847. After heavy fighting the whole day, during which the White army came close to being utterly defeated, the Mexicans retreated and headed south.
Mexican retreat to Mexico City
The Americans decided to strike for Mexico City itself: Santa Anna launched a desperate counterattack, ambushing the White army at the small town of Cerro Gordo on 18 April 1846. After losing 1200 men killed to the American’s 431, the Mexican leader withdrew his forces to defend Mexico City.
The assault on the road to Mexico City was started on 20 August 1847, and the Mexican defenders, some 30,000 strong, were defeated in a series of initial battles outside Mexico City. Santa Anna retreated into the city itself, sending a message to the Americans asking for a truce of one year to discuss what he called the “preliminaries of peace”.
Amazingly enough, the Americans believed him once again, and agreed to the armistice, although reducing the one year period substantially. Santa Anna had no intention of discussing anything with the gringos; instead he used the break in hostilities to build up his reserves and install new cannons and fortifications around Mexico City.
The Americans soon became aware of the building plans, and, realizing that time was against them (the numbers in the American army were now down to 8,000 fit men, against a Mexican force of 18,000 and growing by the day), decided they had been tricked once too often.
Some 130 Whites were killed in the taking of Mexico City—the third time in that city’s history it had been invaded by a White army. The Mexicans were too disorganized to keep a record of their losses, but contemporary White estimates put the number of Mexican fatalities at 3000.
The peace treaty which formally ended the war, was signed in February 1848, called the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In terms of the settlement, the United States paid Mexico $15 million and agreed to pay out the claims for damages instituted by American citizens against Mexico (amounting to some $3.2 million), in return for the secession of half of Mexico’s claimed territory: this land would form the future US states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, as well as portions of the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.
The defeated Mexicans had little choice but to agree.