1. EmperorTigerstar

    When did Canada "take" British Columbia?

    Obviously the whole settler expansion into North America at the expensive of Native Americans/First Nations is very complicated. I'm trying to show a map of the growth of Canada, and am using a distinguishing color to show areas Canada claimed but didn't have legal control over due to First...
  2. G

    Why Did French (Mostly) Disappear in Louisiana, But Not Quebec

    Louisiana and Quebec both started off as French colonies with a substantial number of French-speaking settlers. Both came under the rule of English-speaking powers (Quebec became British in 1763 and Louisiana became American in 1803). They both exist in a North American economy in which the...
  3. Theodoric

    Saudi Arabia threatens Canada with 9-11 attacks

    It seems everyone hates Canada these days. Talk of Trump wanting to war them, now Saudi Arabia has threatened them with repeating the September 11th attacks on Canada's city of Toronto. It also seems that they have ended funding to various operations in Canada including business ventures, and...
  4. A

    When the Greenland colony (Viking) declined, why didn't they just colonize Canada?

    The Greenlanders knew about Vinland/Canada. As their colony was declining, some probably left for Iceland, but why didn't they try refounding the Vinland colony?
  5. Futurist

    Had the US lost its independence war, could it, Canada, Australia, and NZ united?

    If the U.S. would have lost its war of independence and thus remained under British rule, could the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have eventually united into one country? After all, they would have had a lot in common--being British settler colonies, being historically White, being...
  6. N

    German weather station in Canada during WWII

    I just read a short piece about the German weather station called "Kurt" on Martin Bay on Labrador. The Germans had 26 automatic weather stations called Wette-Funkgerat Land. One was transported to Canada by the submarine U-537 in 1943. It was unmanned and it broadcasted a two-minute weather...
  7. Visigoth Panzer

    Fate of Canada if Quebec became Independent

    What would happen to Canada if Quebec became independent? Would Canada continue on despite being broken in half or would it break into smaller pieces? Or would some or all of it unify with America?
  8. RidiculousName

    Canada's Residential Schools

    Somebody showed me the below documentary some years ago. The documentary alleges Canada kidnapped, tortured, and murdered indigenous children in religious "schools". As I remember, there was lots of allegations, but little hard evidence in the documentary. I was wondering if anyone can cite...
  9. Jake10

    What did Canada learn from the Oka Crisis?

    It started with a group of people paying $5.3 million to expand a golf course, and it resulted in 4500 soldiers facing off against 600 warriors. What's the moral here?
  10. S

    When did Canada become fully independent?

    There are three dates that are usually cited: The British North America Act (BNA) 1867, the Statute of Westminster 1931 and the Repatriation of the BNA 1982. The first gave Canada internal self rule. The second gave Canada (almost) full nation-state status to conduct its own diplomacy. The...
  11. Lucius

    Canada won the War of 1812

    Canada won the War of 1812 Canada won the War of 1812, U.S. historian admits | National Post
  12. Maoistic

    Why didn't pre-Edo Japanese ships land in Alaska or Canada?

    Debating about the causes of Western modernity and colonialism brought me to this question. Why didn't Japanese ships prior to the Edo period land in Alaska or Canada when they are very close to each other, closer even than Spain and the Caribbean where Columbus first landed? One can also ask...
  13. Jake10

    Why did this happen in Canada?

    This was written after WWI. Why? "I Love This Land" by Chief R. Stacey LaForme - Home | The Sunday Edition | CBC Radio
  14. P

    Canada 1921: where was this photo taken? Scenic landscape

    Dear reader, Can you help me identify where this photo was taken? If you use it, please use reference "J.W. Schotman". He was a Dutch doctor and writer, travelling via London, Canada, Vancouver, Japan to China, in 1921 (also see Asia history forum). Your help is much appreciated. Best regards...
  15. O

    Lee tries to go to Canada

    Suppose in the summer of 1863 Lee tries to march deep in the North, he does manage it but the USA manages to keep him from getting enough supplies and turns the whole deal into a cul-de-sac, except the sack is open a bit at the Canadian border and Lee wants in? What do the Canadians do?
  16. VHS

    Abolishing the Indian Act in Canada?

    Our PM Justin Trudeau talked on this: Trudeau outlines approach to abolish Indian Act, adapt INAC | Watch News Videos Online Then, the legal issues are more complex than this: The Indian Act: Can it be abolished? - LawNow Magazine How has the paternalistic views of native people been...
  17. H

    Invading Canada?

    Did the United States ever actually invade Canada? I was reading a review of a book and it mentioned the USA invading Canada two times. There was Detroit which was in dispute as to to whom it belonged. But I don't think that would have been an invasion so much as a battle. Other than that, I...
  18. P

    Dominion of Canada - 150th Anniversary

    Not that I have anything to contribute to it, but on 1 July, 1867 the Dominion of Canada was established from the several colonial possessions of Great Britain. It deserves a mention, I think. EDIT: Interestingly, it appears that Prince Edward island and New Foundland both retained their...
  19. Darth Raidius

    Canada joins the Axis in World War II

    In 1939, Canada's military was small and poorly equipped, but by the end of World War II they had amassed the world's fourth-largest air force and fifth-largest navy, and conscripted 15% of their population to fight, becoming a formidable great power in a surprisingly short timespan. And of...
  20. H

    European exploration between California and Canada before the 18th century

    I'm trying to gather up a list of all European expeditions (either by sea or land) to the west-coast region of what is today the USA and Canada before the 18th century. I'd appreciate it if anyone could correct me or add info on other expeditions they know. Here's a list with very brief...