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The war of 1812 in North America was fought between the United States and the British Empire. Actually Great Britain's forces played only a minor roll in the conflict as most of their military effort at that time was in Europe fighting against Napoleon. The British forces arrayed against the United States were mostly local colonial forces in Canada and the Caribbean supported by small British army and navy garrison units.

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