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War of 1812

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Kveto from Prague
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War of 1812

Post by Kveto from Prague » Mon October 8th, 2012, 11:50 am

this one caught me by surprise.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49324833/ns ... HK8SE3A-So

Do Canadians consider this war as being between the US and Canada? I'd never really seen it that way but it is not a period I'm particularly interested in.

I wonder what the Canadian government's interest is here? I'd be interested to hear from North Americans on this one, especially any Canadians.

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Post by Rowan » Tue October 9th, 2012, 5:10 pm

I would think so since Canada is still closer to the UK than we are. Kinda like siblings... Canada (Child 1) takes the side of the parent (UK) when the parent fights with Child 2 (US).

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Post by Misfit » Tue October 9th, 2012, 6:07 pm

First I admit to not knowing much about this conflict outside of Dolly Madison and the burning White House (and very vague about that), I'm surprised at a strong Canadian reaction coming 100 years later. I'd love to know what our Canadian members think of this.
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Post by Brenna » Tue October 9th, 2012, 6:56 pm

Seems like it's just another way to raise tourism dollars. History is a great way to induce people to travel so I give them kuddos for trying this tactic.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue October 9th, 2012, 11:36 pm

I hope Brenna is right and it's just about tourism. Otherwise it could be yet another anti-American propaganda campaign. Given that "Canada" didn't exist, I don't think there's any merit to an actual complaint about it.

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