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

Jun 2017
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maine
1839--the Aroostook War. The US and Britain were almost at war over the Canadian-Maine border. In fact Maine itself had actually declared war on the British Empire (causing many a sleepless night in London!).
 
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Rodger

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Jun 2014
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It might be a stretch, but the U.S. could have gone to war with Mexico in 1916 or 1917. In addition to Pancho Villa, the Germans were hoping to get Mexico to enter the war against the U.S.
 
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Mar 2019
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Kansas
1839--the Aroostook War. The US and Britain were almost at war over the Canadian-Maine border. In fact Maine itself had actually declared war on the British Empire (causing many a sleepless night in London!).
Well fortunately cool heads prevailed and that fleet of attack trained lobsters were recalled before reaching the Irish Sea :)
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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It might be a stretch, but the U.S. could have gone to war with Mexico in 1916 or 1917. In addition to Pancho Villa, the Germans were hoping to get Mexico to enter the war against the U.S.
Yep, but it's not a European country.
 
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Futurist

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1839--the Aroostook War. The US and Britain were almost at war over the Canadian-Maine border. In fact Maine itself had actually declared war on the British Empire (causing many a sleepless night in London!).
Was this war resolved by mediation?
 
Jun 2017
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maine
Was this war resolved by mediation?
The overall conflict was resolved by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. I don't know that there was ever a formal resolution between Maine and the British Empire--I think that Maine was simply whipped back into line because only the federal congress has the constitutional right to declare war. It was a bloodless conflict, with the only casualty being a bear at the so-called "Battle of Houlton".
 
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