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Colorado303 June 10th, 2014 6:17pm

Did you know the U.S. Had a plan to take over Canada and fight the United Kingdom? They even built some military airports near the border and from what I understand, Canada would have become more states and they'd just play defense against the UK

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 11:54 am

Dinna know.

I liked the part of the wiki article that stated: "In this period of U.S. history, only the Congress could declare war"

Ahhhh. Those halcyon days...

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skinner Jersey City
06/10/14 12:49 pm

No, I've never heard of it but it doesn't seem terribly important. No one significant had any intentions of utilizing the plan

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Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
06/10/14 3:10 pm

According to the article, Herbert Hoover but the plan was created by the army and navy

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 11:53 am

Contingencies for the contingencies.

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rons WOKE is sick
06/11/14 6:25 am

They, like most powerful nations, had wars plans against every country. Germany executed their plan! Same for Japan!

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jvc1133 61535
06/10/14 11:22 am

You gotta have plans !

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jvc1133 61535
06/10/14 11:57 am

Ender, being fan of an experienced military planner, happy to see your awareness

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calicosolo Wisconsin
06/11/14 6:48 am

Doesn't every country?

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Pauln95klkkk
06/11/14 12:21 pm

Very interesting, thanks for the post.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/11/14 9:03 am

I didn't, but I would be very surprised if we don't have a current version of a similar plan that takes into account current realities and capabilities. For every country, allies or otherwise.

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waterstar
06/11/14 6:03 am

Not sure, but I don't think it's been the only time we showed interest in Canadian property.

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lightsabr2 The Big Sky
06/11/14 4:17 pm

I didn't know, but it makes good sense if have some plans "Just In Case"!

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
06/11/14 5:38 am

Normal War gaming. "Here are viable threats to our interests. If need be, how will we address it?"

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RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/11/14 5:42 am

I might be mistaken, but I heard that congress has never officially declared war since WWII

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Pirate Uses the Tap
06/10/14 11:40 am

No, I didn't know that.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/10/14 12:31 pm

That's interesting. Who was president during that time?

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/11/14 8:29 am

Which is exactly what I am referring to.
"Remember those days when it fell to the Congress before we got into one of these silly wars that were really only about trying to get resources from underdeveloped nations?"

"Neither do I."

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presrvd Phoenix
06/10/14 11:53 am

Didn't know. Doesn't surprise me, though.

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hazhap1 Las Vegas
06/11/14 2:14 pm

We've had contingency plans for the invasion of every country on earth since WWII... This isn't exactly "new" news

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thebull7700
06/11/14 1:28 pm

When did they make that plan?

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Antoinette Michigan
06/10/14 8:56 pm

Had no idea...oops.

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