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    the war of twelve

    "The war of twelve"
    I know that this is more in the domain of history, but still, perhaps somebody can help me - to which war does this refer to? All I know is that Queen's navy allegedly fought in it.
    (I couldn't find it on the net, and if you don't know either than it must be fictitious).

    Thank you!

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    Re: the war of twelve

    It's "The War of '12" -- note the apostrophe, as it refers to "the War of 1812".

    This most probably refers to what the British call the American War of 1812, fought between Britain and the US from 1812 to 1815. The causes are very difficult and complex, but basically Britain didn't want the US to trade with France. This is because at the time Britain was also at war with Napoleon of France. (British historians talk about the "American War of 1812" to make it clear that they're not talking about the war with France.)

    War of 1812 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: the war of twelve

    That was really helpful!! I wouldn't have figured it out myself! Thank you so much!

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