Just wanted to say that I'm enjoying how this article is turning out.
I do have an idea that might be interesting to incorporate here. I've been toying around with the idea of Russian soldiers being deployed within the Mexican armed forces during their war for independence (from Russia, with love). I was inspired by Saint Patrick's Battalion of the Mexican-American War, which was comprised of Irish Mexicans (have to support my people). XP
Reading your article, I could definitely see many Cossacks (both willingly and ordered) fighting on behalf of Mexico. Something of a "Saint Andres's Battalion." Just something I thought you might be interested in. -- NuclearVacuum 03:12, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
Hmmm.. That makes some sense, as a Russian "gift" to the alliance with Mexico. Russia certainly was not adverse to doing this- Catherine the Great offered the British soliders to fight aganist the American Revolution- British hesitation was the only thing that prevented Russians fighting aganist Washington's army.
So Cossacks being sent to aid Mexican revolutionaries make sense and would be a well known topic of cultural and historical romance-
- No problem.
- Also (because I love this part of Russia's history)... you got the Catherine the Great thing backwards (sorry to say). George III requested Russian troops to be deployed to the Thirteen Colonies. Catherine the Great was the one who opposed this. Catherine was somewhat supportive of the "liberal Americans," not enough to fully support them, but enough to remain out. She also feared what returning Russian soldiers would do when they see how "backwards" Russia truly was in comparison to the "liberals" that the Yankees were (this was proven true when it happened to France years later). With Russia snubbing them, George III turned to the Hessians who fought on Britain's side.
- Do forgive me for being a "History Nazi" here, but this is one of my favorite events in history, and is one of many nods the Russian Empire gave to the USA during the 19th Century (as with siding with Union during the Civil War). -- NuclearVacuum 04:19, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
- It appers you are right, though I had found another source years ago from that said what I had just stated, hmm.. well thanks for the correction i really did have it backwards.
- Stepintime (talk) 15:37, May 6, 2016 (UTC)