What was the Aroostook War (1838-1839)?

Introduction The Aroostook War (sometimes called the Pork and Beans War), or the Madawaska War, was a military and civilian-involved confrontation in 1838-1839 between the United States and the United Kingdom over the international boundary between the British colony of New Brunswick and the US state of Maine. The term “war” was rhetorical; local militia… Read More


What is a Bloodless War?

Introduction A bloodless war is generally a small conflict, crisis, or dispute between rival groups that is resolved without human death or injury, although the threat of violence usually seems very likely at the time – although intentional property damage may still occur. Typically, these events are recorded in history as wars even though the… Read More