What caused the US to lose interest in expanding into Canada?

Feb 2016
4,260
Japan
#41
Funnily enough, the arrival of the British veterans, other than scaring the US into realising what she’d started had little outcome on the war... They were fought in a few battles but in most of them the bulk of the fighting was done by units who’d been in the US a while.

At New Orleans the veterans were kept out of the worst of it and the main attackwas lead by units who were untested or had been in the US a while. Maybe they wanted the chance to prove themselves, or the vets were grumbling about doing all the hard work.

It was the Navy that was causing the US the most pain latter stages. The initial US single ship victories had been balanced out, ports were blockaded, the privateers were hunted down and sunk or captured (with a couple of exceptions) and business was hurting.
 
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May 2014
16,806
SoCal
#42
Funnily enough, the arrival of the British veterans, other than scaring the US into realising what she’d started had little outcome on the war... They were fought in a few battles but in most of them the bulk of the fighting was done by units who’d been in the US a while.

At New Orleans the veterans were kept out of the worst of it and the main attackwas lead by units who were untested or had been in the US a while. Maybe they wanted the chance to prove themselves, or the vets were grumbling about doing all the hard work.

It was the Navy that was causing the US the most pain latter stages. The initial US single ship victories had been balanced out, ports were blockaded, the privateers were hunted down and sunk or captured (with a couple of exceptions) and business was hurting.
Did the British Navy bring a lot of ships from Europe to North America during the War of 1812?
 
Apr 2017
1,094
U.S.A.
#43
An alternate history book series by Harry Turtledove has a scenario similar to this. The north loses the civil war and then later allies with the central powers during ww1 against Britain, France and the CSA. During the war America invades and conquers Canada, setting up Quebec as an independent country.
 
Feb 2019
310
Serbia
#45
They had a huge fleet. Once France was defeated, they sent a big portion of it to the area around the US.
Earlier actually. It should be obvious that they would reinforce the navy eventually as it was not enough to contain the USA initially. After the initial losses to super-frigates the RN reinforced quite quickly even before the defeat of Napoleon. They had ships stationed all over the world from Australia to South America to the Pacific. After the defeat of Napoleon the army and Navy were reinforced but the damage had already been done. The USN was already blockaded and the army was already beaten many times. The reinforcements were just a further nail in the coffin.
 
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