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#34 - fefe (08/22/2013) [-]
Everyone is all 'hurr hurr it was Britain' but they forget the huge amount of space between the two countries. Yes, Canada (British North America) was a part of the empire, but this distance created an extreme version of 'out of sight, out of mind'. Canada was like the little brother constantly wanting attention, but Britain really didn't give a **** about them. They were British subjects, but they were Canadian. It was more common for people to identify religiously instead of nationalistically anyway.
To be fair, the USA started off like that too. Benjamin Franklin got major butt hurt when he went to London and expected to be as respected as he was in the colonies, but forgot that birth and class matter in the 'old world'.
tl;dr- Canada was British, but was very separate from Britain and had its own identity of sorts.
User avatar #37 to #34 - superpats (08/22/2013) [-]
you literally just explained why we had the Revolutionary War.
#43 to #37 - fefe (08/22/2013) [-]
No, the revolutionary war was at its very heart about money. The butthurt helped though.
User avatar #53 to #43 - superpats (08/23/2013) [-]
where do you get that idea? the Revolutionary War had very little to do with money. "no taxation without representation" wasn't about money. It was about the second part, political representation for all.
#73 to #53 - ShockedNazi (08/23/2013) [-]
your comment made me want a big mac.   
i dont know why
your comment made me want a big mac.

i dont know why
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