The Pastry War

A French pastry chef known only as Monsieur Remontel complained to King Louis-Philippe of France that his pastry shop had been looted, and the Mexican government had refused to pay for the damages. The stolen pastry was used as a casus belli for a French intervention that would have a lasting impact of the history of Mexico. The History Guy recalls a brief and nearly forgotten foreign intervention that would have an out-sized impact.

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