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…)