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Canada Twitter Fights Back Against Trump’s War of 1812 Revisionism: Canada ‘Didn’t Even Exist’ Then

22:56  06 june  2018
22:56  06 june  2018 Source:   mediaite.com

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On hearing the word ‘ revisionism ,’ suspicion lurks in the mind of some, and alarms sound in the mind of others. To step back a little, let’ s take the American Revolution for example. Yet, in the non- revisionist annals of history, the war of 1812 was “The War That Forged A Nation.”

The War of 1812 did much to form the Canada we know today. Hostilities were launched 200 years ago on Monday, when U. S . president James Madison signed a declaration of war pitting his nation against Great Britain. Sailors, even U. S . citizens, were often removed and pressed into service in the British navy. Facebook. Twitter .

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In what is being described as a “testy’ call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Trumpreportedly referenced the War of 1812 and implicated the nation of Canada in the burning down of the White House during the conflict.

Twitter, via Wikipedia and Google, was quick to jump on corrections for the President’s particular oral history of Canadian aggression. To much comic effect, in some cases. In others…

There were the outraged, flabbergasted, or just exasperated.

There were the humorous and bemused.

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