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Ohio once went to war against Michigan.


Ohio once went to war against Michigan. 

More or less, anyway. It all came down to an unfortunately vague land survey from 1787, which led the new state of Ohio and Michigan Territory to lay claim to a 438 square mile (1212 square km) strip of land that separated the two.

Tensions built up over several decades, coming to a head when Michigan applied for statehood.

In 1835, the so-called Toledo War broke out, with each side raising a militia to defend their claims.

The conflict ended with little to no bloodshed when the Federal government intervened.

Ultimately, it was decided that if Michigan wanted to achieve statehood, it should forget its claims to the Toledo strip.

As compensation, Michigan was given a much larger piece of territory in the Upper Peninsula.

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