The statement “Never fight a land war in Asia” has been variously attributed to Bernard Montgomery, Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur. More famously, it appeared in the book and movie The Princess Bride. The phrase seems to suggest that armies that try to take land in Asia inevitably fail.
Who Won the War of 1812?
Britain effectively won the War of 1812 by successfully defending its North American colonies. But for the British, the war with America had been a mere sideshow compared to its life-or-death struggle with Napoleon in Europe.