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User avatar #227 - amsel (11/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Canada wasn't even Canada during the War of 1812. And the primary objective of the United States was never to take over Canada (while it was a possibility). It was mostly about America's pent up rage against the British, and the Native Americans' pent up range against the colonists. The British were more interested in the Napoleonic wars, and Canada only had the troops that Britain sent. The outcome was really that the Native Americans lost, the new Americans turned their anger into patriotism, the Canadians decided to work on their own independence to avoid getting caught up in other wars for Britain, and Britain got slightly distracted from their Napoleonic wars for a couple of seconds.
User avatar #233 to #227 - ZeDoodler (11/03/2013) [-]
When we went to make a grab for Canada, it was more of a " **** it, why not. Let's try and take more British land. That'll really piss 'em off."

And it did.
#126 - konradkurze (11/03/2013) [+] (3 replies)
this thread
User avatar #102 - bronyrainbowdash (11/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
usa lost vietnam war
usa killed Chile president at 9/11
User avatar #162 to #102 - rocksteady (11/03/2013) [-]
U.S.A. did not lose the Vietnam War. U.S.A never went to war with Vietnam. It was a conflict, because the US Congress didn't actually declare war. Instead the US President used his "constitutional discretion" calling it a "police action." U.S.A just went in there and killed a lot of men, women, and children, because Vietnam was negatively affecting neighboring countries.

Furthermore, the whole hippy-woodstock-peace movement came about because U.S.A's involment in Vietnam was so uncalled for, and so un-war related.
User avatar #91 - TheseChocodiles (11/03/2013) [-]
There's always the people who see these posts and even from the beginning of the post are formulating some sort of longwinded comment in their head.

You know who are.
#84 - wobblesbeatbox (11/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
As a Canadian we were taught that America could have steam rolled us, but seeing as though Canadian militia men and other british/native american forces held the US off long enough that considering they had pretty much only recently gained their independence, most were "losing interest" in fighting. It's been a while, so take that with a grain of salt.
#59 - mr skeltal (11/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
What's this? Not one single spelling or grammar error?
User avatar #61 to #59 - sequel (11/03/2013) [-]
Well, US, UK and Canada's main language is English.
User avatar #34 - fredthemilkman (11/03/2013) [-]
For a relatively unbiased history:
The War of 1812 - Crash Course US History #11
#355 - mr skeltal (01/25/2014) [-]
I think this is funny, because us here in Europe only hear about the Napoleonic wars. I myself did not hear about the North American war of 1812 until I stumbled upon it as a teenager.
#243 - adhdtookmyaccount (11/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I don't think anybody really won outright.
America failed to take Canada and it's capital was burned, Britain failed to take America and got it's ass kicked wile in there.
If anything, the Canadians AND the Americans both won, as they both kept their land and won several major battles.
#214 - Soilwork (11/03/2013) [-]
Reminds me of the "Fishdicks" episode.
#205 - mr skeltal (11/03/2013) [+] (8 replies)
at first i was like this...
User avatar #194 - shadowmaul (11/03/2013) [+] (3 replies)
For Debate reasons I am American and I view all 3 as correct partly because we did lose the first battle horribly and our capital burned as well as the White House and although i don't remember Canada being involved we kicked the **** out of GB after that where every other battle was won by US including the surrender of an GB army in the south that still had thousands of soldiers so I can see why GB wouldnt want to :remember: that
#158 - ramerez (11/03/2013) [+] (12 replies)
As a Scotsman all i can tell you about our wars is "FREEEDUUURRRRMMMM" and for some reason we really hate the English.
#144 - schneidend (11/03/2013) [+] (4 replies)
> US not conquered
> White House rebuilt, even more awesomerest than ever my god it's majestic as ****
> other countries still think that can somehow be interpreted as "losing"
mfw
#218 to #144 - mr skeltal (11/03/2013) [-]
> 9/11, WTC one-hit-critical-strike-kill and Pentergon bombed real nice
> US soldiers get killed all over the world
> US industry in the crisis
> financial crisis and US national bankruptcy
> USA becomes isolated because of US spying on allied nations politiciens and industry got public
> rich US 1% upperclass own 40%, laughs about their cattle

mfw

enjoy your freedom, m8.
User avatar #124 - ihatem (11/03/2013) [-]
Man if we got that Andy Jackson victory that occurred after the war was over before we decided so, who knows how long we would have fought with the changed morale. Andy was a badass though.
User avatar #113 - xdeathspawnx (11/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
It really bugs me when Canadians say that they burned down the Whitehouse, when in reality there were almost no Canadian troops involved in the Burning of Washington, the vast majority were Brittish troops who had sailed to America for the war.
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#80 - mr skeltal Comment deleted by sequel [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #22 - andalitemadness (11/03/2013) [-]
Eh, in general America is sort of the same way as Britain. True, there were no other major wars for us at that time, but it's not really the most thought about war in American society, nor is it a source of national pride for many. It's mainly Canada that views it that way, because they stopped the US from invading them and established that they wanted to be their own thing.
#15 - SILENCEnight (11/02/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #6246014 at Safe For Work Random Board ** as a history student, i approve.
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