Who Won?

A humorous video at how differently the Canadians and Americans view the War of 1812.  The War of 1812 has always been a much bigger deal up in Canada than it is in the US.  In Canada it is viewed as a victorious war in which Canadians, with a wee bit of help from the Limies, fended off American invasions and helped solidify Canada into a de facto nation, although dominion status would not occur until 1867.

In the US mention of the War of 1812 causes head scratching puzzlement with a very few Americans recalling the battle of New Orleans and perhaps the Burning of Washington and the Star-Spangled Banner. (more…)

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