Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

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We paid $15 million for it. They should have entertained the first offer of $30 million.

The US should have annexed the entire country, the people of Mexico would be a lot better off today.
Maybe if we declared war on Denmark, they'd be willing to sign a treaty to sell us Greenland, just like we did after the war with Mexico.
 
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Denmark has made a counter offer to buy America from Russia!

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Denmark offers to buy America from Russia - The Rochdale Herald
We could make Washington DC into a national park and allow ourselves to be governed from Copenhagen. Our elections would be the same as Denmark's, so the Russians would have no need to interfere. We'd have a lot of out of work representatives and senators, but then, they mostly have plenty of money to retire on anyway. Sounds like a plan.
 
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We paid $15 million for it. They should have entertained the first offer of $30 million.

The US should have annexed the entire country, the people of Mexico would be a lot better off today.
The payment would not have even happened without the successful War of Conquest that the United States fought against Mexico.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 1.36 million km² (525,000 square miles) to the United States in exchange for USD$15 million. The United States also agreed to take over $3.25 million in debts Mexico owed to American citizens.

The cession included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah. The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

Back then, the United States did not WANT to annex all of Mexico, because it would have meant adding a HUGE number of Roman Catholics to the American population. Perhaps you know nothing of the profound level of bigotry against Roman Catholics back then. Perhaps you would have been a member of the Know Nothing Party yourself.
 
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