Trouble in the North American Empire
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
The surrender of Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna after the Battle of San Jacinto capped an unlikely victory for the Texians under Gen. Sam Houston that set the modern relationship between Mexico and the United States.
(WILLIAM H. HUDDLE/Texas State Preservation Board)
Eighteen minutes of history condemned Mexico to live in the shadow of its northern neighbor. The year was 1836, and the scene was a tallgrass prairie between Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River. The story provides a reminder of the consequences that rising nationalism carries on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border....
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