posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 07:39 PM
haha gonna revive this........
The US would almost destroy itself by occupying Canada. There are many reasons. I will do a bit of comparison with the invasion of Iraq, which is
burdening the US economically as it is.
First off I would like to admit that I have no doubt that the US would quickly and efficiently destroy the brunt of the Canadian military that
decides to engage them head on.
However, the Canadian military is not stupid and knows that they are weaker, and of course would resort to guerilla warfare, instead of suicide. The
Canadian Military will not be completely defeated because they will not engage in large scale combat with the US, they will hide, hit and run, and
when Canada becomes occupied (if it can be), the remaining Canadian military left will go into hiding so that they may still fight.
The second reason is Canada itself.
The size of Iraq is
437,072 square kilometers, while the size of Canada is 9,984,670 km², making Canada almost 23 times larger than Iraq. ANother matter is the
terrain of Canada. Canada does not consist solely of flat sands, like those in Iraq. Civilian/ military guerilla warfare would not be confined to
cities, as it is in Iraq, since Canada has much better terrain for Guerilla warfare. Ahh yes, I have also forgotten to add in the weather, but that
one is self-explanatory.
Iraq is in the middle of a civil war, and most of the killing is between the Iraqi's, although some of this does get directed towards the US.
Canada's population would not be in a civil war, there would be only one enemy, the US. Canadian's would be enraged by being invaded by the US, and
I have no doubt that most of Canada's population would be all for resistance. I am a very un-patriotic Canadian myself, but I still feel enraged
just when I think about being invaded by the US.
The point is, the civilian resistance would be massive. The meager resistance in Iraq would be nothing compared to Canada.
Being that the Iraq war is draining the US economy as it is, Canada would be a complete burden.
In the end I agree that, yes the US could invade Canada, but in doing so, it would end their reign as a superpower.