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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
The British Empire burnt down D.C. not Canada.
They were British forces commanded by British officers, many of the units later fought in Europe.
1st Battalion, 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot
21st Regiment (Royal North British Fusiliers)
1st Battalion, 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot
85th Regiment of Foot (Bucks Volunteers)(Light Infantry)
3rd Battalion, Royal Marines
In a "hung parliament", in which no party or coalition holds a majority, the monarch has an increased degree of latitude in choosing the individual likely to command most support, but it would usually be the leader of the largest party. Since 1945, there have only been two hung parliaments
he late 19th century saw the larger settler colonies — in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa — becoming self-governing colonies and achieving independence in all matters except foreign policy, defence and trade. Separate self-governing colonies federated to become Canada (in 1867) and Australia (in 1901). These and other large self-governing colonies had become known as Dominions by the 1920s. The Dominions achieved almost full independence with the Statute of Westminster (1931). The Empire was renamed the British Commonwealth to reflect such changes and in 1949 became known as the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and previously as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states. All but two of these countries were formerly part of the British Empire.
ts activities are carried out through the permanent Commonwealth Secretariat, headed by the Secretary-General, and biennial Meetings between Commonwealth Heads of Government. The symbol of their free association is the Head of the Commonwealth, which is a ceremonial position currently held by Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth II is also monarch, separately and independently, of sixteen Commonwealth members, which are known as the "Commonwealth realms".
The objective of the American military campaign, control of the British province of Quebec, was frequently referred to as "Canada" in 1775. For example, the authorization by the Second Continental Congress to General Philip Schuyler for the campaign included language that, if it was "not disagreeable to the Canadians", to "immediately take possession of St. John's, Montreal, and any other parts of the Country", and to "pursue any other measures in Canada" that might "promote peace and security" of the colonies. Even relatively modern history books covering the campaign in detail refer to it as Canada in their titles (see references). T
Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
reply to post by princeofpeace
Why, so you can come, temporarily push back the Russians and then proceed to capture our territory and resources instead?
Remember buddy, Canada is the only country in the world who successfully invaded the US and burned its capital to the ground and we'll do it again.
The potential arctic war is going to hopefully be the one incident where Ottawa pulls their head out of their ass and Canada becomes nationalistic. We will have no room or tolerance for American exploitation in a truely sovereign Canada.
[edit on 11-6-2010 by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi]
Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
People who keep saying that Canada and the US are so in common obviously have little experience with both cultures. I don't know about you, but I'm a Canadian who is reasonably close to the US border and the only commonalities I've seen is that we might watch the same TV shows or listen to the same music sometimes, but if you're listening to music based on what country it is from and not because it entertains you, then you are listening to music for all the wrong reasons.
Canadians are far different from Americans and it honestly pisses me off every time I see some random going off about how we're are so "connected". You really have no idea, and if you came around my province with that attitude you certainly wouldn't be making friends. Hell, most people here don't even label themselves as Canadians as much as they see themselves as people trying to survive day to day life on Canadian territory.
The very fact that you see Canada as having a standard Canadian mindset where you can then judge if we're common with the US shows that you don't know what you're talking about. In real Canadian life, everyone is different and we pride ourselves in being individually different as opposed to the US where everyone must try very hard to be the same and to follow national celebrities as if they are perfect human examples. It is only the Canadian government that continues to heavily standardize this country, showing how out of touch they really are.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Well...i know lots of Canadians. None that i know are the loner you describe.
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
Here is Canada's most northern point, it is Ellersmere Island
I think the controversy is if the rights extend 12+12 (24) miles or 200 miles from this land mass according to current laws.
As you can see from the above chart there are a few ways to figure this out.
Probably the fairest way to do it for all involved is use the "Contiguous Zone" which would be 24 miles from the farthest part of any countries land mass.
No doubt America would like it to be 200 miles from Alaska to extend it to the maximum, but that would clearly run into Canadian waters. Same with Denmark, with Greenland. If you look at other areas' like this they just split it exactly in half which seems to work.
But they need to figure this out so you don't have all kinds violations of ships traveling into territorial waters. They have done this in other area's of the world so I am sure they can do it here.
But you can't have Russia do like it did a few years ago and plant a flag at the bottom of the ocean and say we claim this as our own for 200 miles all around, they are insane if they think any government will agree to that.
[edit on 23-6-2010 by Blue_Jay33]