Unlike the Republic of California, with the bear flag the state still has, the Republic of Texas was not a short-term stopgap. It existed for over eight years and three men were elected President of the Republic, two serving out their full terms.
The United States recognized the Republic of Texas in 1836, after they had defeated Mexico. The US did not send a full ambassador but a Charge d’Affaires. That is a rank below ambassador, but that has nothing to do with the extent of recognition. The United States sends no ambassador at all to Liechtenstein, whose foreign affairs are handled by Switzerland, but it has full recognition of its sovereignty.
The Texas Navy actually drove the Mexican Navy completely out of the Gulf of Mexico.
One President of Texas did not want Texas to become part of the United States. He wanted it to take the whole West from Mexico and set up a Republic that consisted of everything from the east border of the Lone Star Republic to the Pacific.
None of this happened in New England, so it is not part of American History.
One special thing about the Republic of Texas is that, for its entire history, it outlawed banks.
Not just a National Bank, which Alexander Hamilton proposed and Jefferson and Jackson opposed, but ALL banks.
Banks were very different then. A bank lent people money when THEY needed it, but they also took the money or the farm when THEY needed it. This was usually at the worst possible time, because if the bank was in financial trouble, it was in bad economic times. The practice of making loans for a set period was for rich people, and it did not become common until fairly recently.
The old banks also set the rate of interest very high for those who were less liable to be able to pay it back when the time came. The value of a farm on the market moved very, very fast, as did the value of its crops. When things were bad, the Cruel Banker was there to take everything.
In other words bankers could not afford to be nice guys.
In the Middle Ages, the rates at which even kings borrowed money would make a street loan-shark today green with envy. You can only imagine what they charged regular people.
People know these simple facts but they never THINK about them. That was the introduction our ancestors had to Jews.
If you want to know how Jews were viewed before the Greatest generation, there is one story in the Raffles, the Gentleman Burglar series that shows Raffles dealing with a Jewish moneylender. It’s worth reading because it is genuinely pre-PC thought.
This Jew was not a cringing, tiny, peace-loving type hated by the Authorities. He was tough and he was MEAN. He was a big-time loan shark, all of whose activities were then legal, and the cops liked him a lot more than they liked Raffles.
Our people didn’t like Jews and they didn’t like banks. For bankers and Jews, cruelty and ruthlessness was a way of life. They could not have survived otherwise.
It is always said that the Church allowed Jews to lend money because there was no Jewish law against usury. Actually there was one. They weren’t supposed to charge OTHER JEWS interest. I’ve never seen that mentioned, but the laws against usury come from the JEWISH Old Testament.
When your business requires cruelty, you HAVE to develop an attitude towards the people in general that you can see in the attitude of one New Yorker towards humanity in general. The fact that there is a reason for a person to become brutal does not change he fact that he IS brutal.
Our ancestors did not understand banking, but they did understand ruthless, vicious people without mercy. That, too, is normal human behavior.
But then again, Political Correctness says that white goyim don’t have reasons.