What do you know about Texas?

Discussion in 'Europe General Archive' started by DARTH_CONFEDERATE, Dec 22, 2003.

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  1. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    Texas really has nothing to do with Europe, other than it being built by people of European decent. I just want to see what you Europeans know about my home state of Texas.
  2. Baltic_herring Jedi Knight

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    Some centuries ago Texas was situated between Sweden and Finland on BalticSea. People could walk thru Texas without getting socks wet. Then something very strange happened. It started to drift and soon passed Denmark and Norway. While the journey, Texas grapped of huge portion of oilfields from bottom of Sea of Norway and took them with it. Texas ended the drifting into continental named after Americo Vespucci, the famous... uh... Vespucci-man!
    Things started to calm down on northern parts of Europe and tales of Texas-isles were forgotten. Only few long bearded vikings do remember the golden age of Nordic Texas. When the winters were cold and summers were hot.
    Don't know what Texas does today. Maybe produces some oil and long bearded citizens who look like ZZ-top players.
  3. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    I guess Europeans don't know much about the greatest place in the world.
  4. Chimpo_the_Sith Jedi Grand Master

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    So Texas is in USA. It is one of 50 states. It's probably second biggest state of USA if I'm not wrong. George W. Bush is from Texas. There is very hot climate there. The biggest cities are Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Of course there is lots of oil there. Republicans are winning there everytime. If I remember anything else I will write.
  5. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    Do you know any of it's history. Have many countries have controlled it?
  6. Chimpo_the_Sith Jedi Grand Master

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    Do you know any of it's history. Have many countries have controlled it?

    There were Indians first. Then Texas was a Spain Colony. Then it belonged to Mexico. In 1835 or 1836 Texas became an independent republic. I'm not 100% sure about this. And in 1845 it joined Union. Then in 1861 texas joined Confederation. And once again in 1870 they joined Union. :D Correct me if I'm wrong :)
  7. handzik Jedi Grand Master

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    All I know is that you have lots of cows and cowboys :p

    Chimpo I'm impressed by you're knowledge!
  8. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    Well, besides the Indians, Spain had it first. Then France claimed it too. Spain and France argued over it for a while. Then Britain took over all French posesions in North America and gave everything east of the Mississippi River and below Canada to Spain. Then Mexico got independence, and Texas became a state in Mexico. Mexico agreed to let Americans and Europeans come in and settle Texas because they wanted to take control away from the Indians. Santa Ana became dictator a few years later and took away freedom. He shut down immigration and nobody could get in or out of the country. So the Texans started fighting to get back the Mexican constitution of 1821, but started fighting for independence before the battle of the Alamo. Texas won its independence at the battle of San Jacinto in 1836. Texas became an independent republic and opened its doors to immigration, mainly from the U.S., Britain, and Germany. In 1845 the United States annexed Texas. In 1861, Texas secceded from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America. The U.S. invaded and took over the CSA and Texas was admitted back into the Union a few years later. There is a whole heck of a lot more history than that, but that's all I feel like telling.

    So six countries have governed Texas. Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. Six flags have flown over Texas. That's how the Six Flags theme parks got its name, I don't know if y'all have heard of Six Flags.
  9. handzik Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, I've heard of Six Flags. Is it better than Disneyland?
  10. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    I don't know, never been to Disneyland. I'm told that Six Flags is better though.
  11. handzik Jedi Grand Master

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    I think there is a Six Flags park here in Europe too.

    Edit: Just chcecked that, there are even 2 parks, one in Belgium and one in Holland :D
  12. MacCaffrey VIP

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    As far as I know in Texas death penealty is still executed.
  13. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    Yes it is, Germany could really learn from us.

    Just kidding, y'all do what you want. You think we are wrong for having it, I think y'all are wrong for having the maximum sentence set at 15 years.
  14. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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  15. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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  16. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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  17. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    Oh come on, I want to know.
  18. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    I deleted it for a reason.
  19. MacCaffrey VIP

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    It was just a statement, that isn't the place to discuss my opinion about that. And not the time.
  20. Damarcus Jedi Master

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    You have lot's of Deserts and Texas Rangers like Chuck Norris :cool:
  21. Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA

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  22. Darth_Fizyk Jedi Grand Master

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    I used to read many adventure books about Indians and "Wild West" (and also about Wild East, North, and South of America ;) )
    About Texas... hmmmm Everything what I know about is above :)
  23. MARCOLAS FF France North CR - FanForce Logo Designer

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    Texas is the country of the Ranger Cordell Walker :D
  24. DARTH_CONFEDERATE Force Ghost

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    If an episode of Walker Texas Ranger has ever changed your life, you might be a redneck.
  25. Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA

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    Marc, seriously [face_laugh] are you that bored on sunday afternoon???

    And I think y'all are wrong for having the maximum sentence set at 15 years' actually that's incorrect, you can get life sentence. I wonder what do you know about Europe? :p
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