Originally Posted by Rain Man
If the Germans had actually pulled this off, I'd be mowing lawns for a living today and the Mexicans would be telling me to go back across the border to Kansas. I guess I owe some thanks to General Pershing.
Heh. For relatively obvious reasons, the Mexicans rejected the German offer. German credit was no good except to buy weapons to fight the Americans, and the only significant producer of weapons in the western hemisphere was.....America.
Meanwhile, German goods couldn't be imported because the British and Americans controlled the seas.
Mexico saw it as the empty offer that it really was and rejected it.