Annexation and Mexico

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  1. Chester_Murphy

    Chester_Murphy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    A crazy thought just popped into my head. What would be the pros and cons of annexation of Mexico?

    Is it even possible? Would the population be willing to be annexed into the United States?

    Mexico could be split up into several states to join the Union. The president could become governor and industries could move in.

    This is just fantasy thinking. I want to know what problems could and likely would arise, if it could be accomplished. I want to know what benefits there might be.

    I have no clue, so I am asking for others to discuss this "nutty" idea.

    Thanks.
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Donor

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    The biggest two issues would be first, language, and then there's also a wide gulf in the standard of living between the two countries.
    I read somewhere that, during the 80s, if calculated the same way that it was in the U.S., the unemployment rate in Mexico would have stood at around 20-25%.

    Maybe today it might be 10-15%.
     
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    Chester_Murphy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I must have been thinking, if they all want to come here, why not just take us there? Wouldn't it be easier? No, not at all, but I had the thought and it must have been a bit frustrating thinking about the issues today with immigration.
     
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    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure that Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala would vote for statehood if given the opportunity. However, I can't see any upside to the US in acquiring Mexico, or any territory that has a bunch of poor, uneducated people in it.
     
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    this idea has been tossed around in Canada, several Caribbean island nations have said they'd give up independence to join Canada...the problem is the vast economic gap, once the borders come down those islands will be eligible for welfare and infrastructure assistance, we have enough of own poor and destitute areas which we don't assist as it is...these island nation have populations only in the tens of thousands not 130 million like mexico
     
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    Chester_Murphy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    No oil or natural resources? No gold, silver or copper? Just monkeys, poisonous snakes and malaria? Kind of a tongue in check reply from me.
     
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    Chester_Murphy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I see. If they only have 130 million and around 2 million a year come here, It will only take 15 years to bring them all here. lol Just being a smart aleck.
     
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    Chester_Murphy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Maybe the whole nation could become a tourist attraction and a place to retire. Mexicans would have plenty of jobs there in the auto industries and all the others that have moved there. Then, some can work in service, and folks can buy retirement homes there. You figure, oceans on both sides with tequila cactus in the middle and oil, gas and who knows what, besides sand?

    I don't know, I was frustrated when I started this thread. I've got no answers, but I know they have to change their own nation and many don't want to do that. I don't know why.
     
  9. JakeStarkey

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    Just give free immigration for six months into CA, AZ, NM, NV, UT, and TX.
     
  10. Chester_Murphy

    Chester_Murphy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I thought they had that now? Hell, how hard is it to cross the border? It's 1954 miles long and not much fencing or deterrence.

    You know, sometimes, I wonder if they just think they own that land, since they did at one time and the gov't of the U.S. wants them to have it back.
     
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    And catches are at an all time low, 1/3d that of the Bush years.

    There is no need for a wall, only more personnel on the border and better technology.
     
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    No...it wasn't meant to be some quip. Mexico is an oil producing country, but in practice it has millions of poor, ill-educated people. The cost of doing something about them probably exceeds the value of Mexico's natural resources, or Mexico could have done something about it. Any place worth adding to the US would already be wealthy enough to not want to be picked up as a colonial property.
     
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