Pig War

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The Pig War was a confrontation in 1859 between theUnited States and the British Empire over the boundary between the US and British North America. The territory in dispute was the San Juan Islands, which lie betweenVancouver Island and the North American mainland. ThePig War, so called because it was triggered by the shooting of a pig, is also called the Pig Episode, the Pig and Potato War, the San Juan Boundary Dispute or theNorthwestern Boundary Dispute. The pig was the only casualty of the war, making the dispute otherwisebloodless.

Pig War – Wikipedia

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