Could someone mention to out neighbors to the north that they weren't even a confederation until 1867 and indepedent in 1931? Sorry, ses freres, this on'e on Britain.
Also, they didn't even get a real Constitution until 1982. 51 years of lolly-gagging after the Statute of Westminster? Or maybe, being Canadian, everyone just got along up until that point.--bd
The Russians are also pretty convinced they won the War of 1812. They even wrote a song about it.
So it was Britain fighting, not Canada. How does that settle the question of who won?We are taught here that the war began because America was trying to annex the British territories that were then known as Upper and Lower Canada. *if* that is accurate, you'd have a hard time convincing me America won, considering that territory has never been part of America. If the point of the conflict was to reduce British presence in North America (which I think is what the article said Americans are taught), then I can't see how America won, either. As you pointed out, Confederation was in 1867, which is when Britain turned over the running of Canada to the Canadians. How, then, does one see the War of 1812 as reducing or eliminating British presence in North America?I'm not trying to start anything, I'm genuinely wondering if there's something I'm missing.
Well, of course Britian won the War of 1812. No one's disputing that.
Well, we certainly won the Battle of New Orleans. Even if it technically wasn't part of the War of 1812.
No one here. The article makes it sound otherwise.