Was there ever a risk of the US going to war against any additional European countries in the Western Hemisphere?

May 2014
15,537
SoCal
#1
Was there ever a risk of the US going to war against any additional European countries in the Western Hemisphere?

I obviously know about the Spanish-American War (in 1898) and the Virginius Affair in the 1870s that could have theoretically resulted in a war between the US and Spain:

Virginius Affair - Wikipedia

I also know about the Quasi-War between the US and France during John Adams's and Thomas Jefferson's Presidencies. In addition, while perhaps less likely, the 1895 Venezuela Crisis could have theoretically sparked a war between the US and Britain:

Venezuelan crisis of 1895 - Wikipedia

Finally, had Mexico been unable to expel the French on their own in the 1860s, we might have felt compelled to militarily intervene in order to help the Mexicans fight the French.

Anyway, though, other than all of these cases, was there ever a risk of the US going to war against any additional European countries in the Western Hemisphere? If so, when exactly and against which European country/countries?
 
Jul 2011
5,873
#4
The declassified contingency plans from the 1920s and 1930s include war with European powers in the Americas. The infamous War Plan Red was for another invasion of Canada. War Plan Black, originally a contingency plan from WWI involves Germany conquering France and war between the US and Germany over France's American colonies, and/or German attacks on the US east coast. War Plan Gold involved US attacks on France's American colonies.
 
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Oct 2016
1,040
Merryland
#5
short answer, no.

there was a real possibility of invasion of Cuba (not just the Bay of Pigs fiasco); remains to be seen how much the USSR would have been involved.
cold war fantasies about facing the russkies in the Arctic. tunnel under the Bering Straits! but in retrospect, nothing there.
 
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