The War of 1812

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  1. robini123

    robini123 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, now that was predictable. You obviously are not here for debate so I am off to find someone who is.
     
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    I wont debate with someone that has no knowledge of the subject. you take a night school course in constitutional monarchy systems of government and we'll see.
     
  3. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    We see no distinction between those earlier settlers and ourselves as Canadians. They were our forefathers, not 'the British'.

    We did not. We remained loyal to the crown and even today Queen Elizabeth II is our Head of State.
     
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    americans have little understanding of how a constitutional monarchy works
     
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    and they would certainly not understand the difference between rebelling against the family compact and rebelling against the crown!!
     
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    I bet the Queen isn't that popular in Quebec.
     
  7. Doug_yvr

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    No, she is not.
     
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    Without reading the rest of the thread (and yes I am American) I would conclude that the bravery of the (soon to be) Canadians started the ball rolling towards nationhood. They certainly proved that they had the makings of nationhood.

    They fought the encroaching Americans fiercely and bravely. While the war was itself a draw, the only places the Americans really did well for themselves was where they were fighting actual British forces (such as the Battle of New Orleans). The Americans did not acquit themselves so well against the Canadians near Detroit or around York (now known as Toronto). In fact their performance was pathetic.
     
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    Wow!
    And none of the above remember
    Louis Riel and his legitimate contributions

    LouisRiel.jpg
     
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    Odd thread necromancy.
     
  11. Jolly Penguin

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    The main, and probably the only reason that Canadians remember the war of 1812 is because "we" (while being British and before Canada was it's own country) burned the whitehouse down, making us I think the only ones who ever did that to what many years later is now the world's greatest superpower.

    No, it makes no sense. But it is funny and kind of a twisted point of pride. It isn't taken seriously, and more something to poke fun at our American friends with. Kind of like a mouse taking down an elephant.

    Canadians and Americans have long had a big brother / little brother energy going. Teasing each other, but ultimately such close allies that it is more like family.



    "They ran so fast they forgot to take their culture"
     
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