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The US and the UK Almost Went to War over a Pig

The US and the UK Almost Went to War over a Pig

Update: 2021-03-023
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In 1859, a dispute between neighbors in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest led to the untimely death of a local (and very unlucky) pig. What could have been an easily resolved situation quickly ignited simmering tensions between the US and the UK, both of whom claimed the islands as their own territory. In the days and weeks after, soldiers from both nations traveled to the area... each waiting for the other side to make the first move in what almost became a full-on war. Tune in to learn more.

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The US and the UK Almost Went to War over a Pig

The US and the UK Almost Went to War over a Pig

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