Fiscally Conservative, Socially tolerant, Anti-War
Was the US really at war any less during the 19th century?
Probably not (from the Barbary Pirates to the Philippines). I would simply add that the Civil War was financed largely by greenbacks, and so the theory kinda holds.
I was actually thinking of the Indian wars of westward expansion.
And it didn't have to be that way. James J. Hill built the Great Northern Railroad in Canada and not only did he not kill a single Indian he actually treated them justly (compensating them fairly for every inch). Compare that to the crony war mongers who built U.S. railroads.
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