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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 10:34 am
Relativism swings right

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georgesdelatour
georgesdelatour
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

In the 19th century, didn't Canada have well-founded fears that Manifest Destiny might mean a US attempt at a land grab - as it had with Mexico? I've heard that if the North had lost the Civil War, Canadians expected a Yankee invasion to make up for some of the lost territory.

If Quebec seceeds, might some of the remaining provinces join the US? If they do, will they tip the US electorate away from its Red State domination?


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stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

Much more than suspicions; Jefferson and the Americans actively planned to take Canada. It was actually assumed that Canada would fall into line with the other Colonies. The British put an end to those notions in the War of 1812.




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stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

Er, you were speaking of the 19th century. It is true that the Canadians suspected this; and were likely right, though the U.S.'s own problems with native insurgency somewhat put a damper on expansion to the north.


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