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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    21 Nov '12 19:59
    Who won?

    US remained blockaded. Canada not annexed or even successfully invaded. Burnt White House. Brits kept all objectives. Americans accomplished none unless you count slaughtering Indians.
  2. 21 Nov '12 20:51
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Who won?

    US remained blockaded. Canada not annexed or even successfully invaded. Burnt White House. Brits kept all objectives. Americans accomplished none unless you count slaughtering Indians.
    Yeah that is a relatively significant war in Canadian history.
  3. 21 Nov '12 21:07
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Who won?

    US remained blockaded. Canada not annexed or even successfully invaded. Burnt White House. Brits kept all objectives. Americans accomplished none unless you count slaughtering Indians.
    we torched the Whitehouse but so what, it accomplished nada.
  4. 21 Nov '12 21:22 / 2 edits
    My understanding is that Canada viewed it as a victory because the US was repelled.

    It was significant to the Canadians that the Canadian local militia helped the British regulars along the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River, where the US was trying to invade and take over Canada.

    I think memories for the US are the origin of the Star Spangled Banner (from Battle of Baltimore), the rise of Jackson, and the Battle of New Orleans.
  5. 22 Nov '12 02:13
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    we torched the Whitehouse but so what, it accomplished nada.
    Next time make sure someone is home.

    In fact, there is no time like the present!!
  6. 22 Nov '12 02:18
    Originally posted by moon1969
    My understanding is that Canada viewed it as a victory because the US was repelled.

    It was significant to the Canadians that the Canadian local militia helped the British regulars along the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River, where the US was trying to invade and take over Canada.

    I think memories for the US are the origin of the Star Spangled Banner (from Battle of Baltimore), the rise of Jackson, and the Battle of New Orleans.
    It was New England that inspired the War of 1812, and also that threatened secession first.
  7. 22 Nov '12 02:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Who won?

    US remained blockaded. Canada not annexed or even successfully invaded. Burnt White House. Brits kept all objectives. Americans accomplished none unless you count slaughtering Indians.
    Everyone won out on that deal. We got to have a good song by Jonny Horton that most people like. " We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind, and when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind"
  8. 23 Nov '12 21:20
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    We got to have a good song by Jonny Horton that most people like. " We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind, and when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind"
    I remember that song. Listened to it on an oldies album when I was a kid.