22 September 2010

Republic of West Florida 

Also known as "The Florida Parishes."

This is interesting enough news reporting of history' intersection with current news, especially because of it's Mike Foster contentiousness angle. I wonder if he got Bobby Jindal involved?

In any case the area of Louisiana we're currently fond of calling the Florida Parishes won their independence from Spain 200 years ago tomorrow. It really is a fairly compelling aspect of the pre-statehood history of Louisiana, but by 1810 the Spanish influence in the southeast part of the North American continent was so pathetic we should really examine why these assholes took so long to get with the American spirit of democratic revolution.

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