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Will.
December 23rd, 2009, 05:54 PM
So, according to timelines taken from
the Encyclopedia Brittanica,
The Canadian history teachings,
America's teachings

No one person has any idea when the hell the invasion of Canada happened in 1811,

Well from what I was taught, the incident at hand took place in 1811 - 1813, and was dually named the War of 1812.
was when Franko settlers from Canada were pushed into the American south, and as the demand and competition, for wages rose, with the trailing end of the major gold rushes at the time, settlers then moved their way north creeping fro the Rocky's and attempted an invasion lead by a Rebel leftovers from the apache wars that just subsided, because at the time, Canada's biggest defence, agencies (The Regina Rifles) were busy dealing with the Riel Rebellion and the sinking of the SS. Northgate, a trade barge carrying 1000's of muskets and 10000's of dollars, in the North Saskatchewan River.

Care to divulge into a light debate? as long as it remains civil.

tagnostic
December 23rd, 2009, 06:44 PM
let me look into it some,
I need a refresher course on that one,
not one of our major conflicts
and your right, info seems to be
somewhat spotty at best, or at least contradictory

OfficerFriendly
December 24th, 2009, 05:37 AM
I'll do some digging myself

Will.
December 24th, 2009, 04:35 PM
let me look into it some,
I need a refresher course on that one,
not one of our major conflicts
and your right, info seems to be
somewhat spotty at best, or at least contradictory

Having the white house burned down wasn't a major conflict?!

tagnostic
December 24th, 2009, 04:49 PM
losing a building is not good
especially a symbolic one
but actual loss of life was minimal
as far as conflicts go

Will.
December 24th, 2009, 05:03 PM
:D I know, I was just trying to be a patriotic canadian....Without voting.

tagnostic
December 24th, 2009, 05:08 PM
rofl,
besides look at all the great stories we got out of it
Dolly Madison saving Washingtons painting
and of course
Dolly Madison pastries...


tonite I'll have more info and will discuss it more

OfficerFriendly
December 25th, 2009, 01:58 AM
The War of 1812 could be called the "war of poor communication." Two days before the declaration of war, Great Britain agreed to repeal the naval laws which were chiefly responsible for the conflict. Speedy communication would have also eliminated the greatest battle, the Battle of New Orleans that occurred 15 days after a peace treaty had been signed.

Will.
December 25th, 2009, 07:22 AM
That was listed too, but you have to see how it affects all sides, before you can state.... But
Sounds logical,

tagnostic
December 25th, 2009, 04:14 PM
from what I've read
it had nothing to do with Canadians per se
(there was no Canada yet)
it was the English making a misguided attempt
to re ignite the revolutionary war, by utilizing
the right of angary to piss off Americans
by impressing our sailors in thier war with Napolean
and instead of giving them extra troops
it opened up the war on 2 fronts,
at this point instead of learning
they enlisted/supported Tecumseh
to start a Native rebellion,
which then cost them more in both materials and colonist backlash
than they could deal with at a time when thier empire was already
too stretched...

Will.
December 25th, 2009, 05:15 PM
I know, but the Canadains is just a reference to the local Metis-French populi.

tagnostic
December 25th, 2009, 11:19 PM
where in lies the confusion,
at the time the english were fighting napolean
why would the french/metis then ally themselves and the natives
with the english against the U.S.?

Will.
December 26th, 2009, 08:38 AM
where in lies the confusion,
at the time the english were fighting napolean
why would the french/metis then ally themselves and the natives
with the english against the U.S.?

They Didn't, at the time, The Metis were fighting the french who were both fighting the British, and were all fighting the U.S.

It was everybody kill everybody and the U.S too, supposedly.

tagnostic
December 26th, 2009, 04:54 PM
kind of a tossup as to who won,
we got Washington DC
ya'll got Quebec
the natives got diseases and reservations
the English got out
and Napolean got lead poisoning

tough call