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parent: Annex Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia?
Re: Annex Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia? by Nice American on 2004-02-23 14:47:14
I do not think the question being asked meant "take over" these countries, just if we should offer them to join the Union. This would not be the first time I have heard this proposal and likely wont be the last. Everytime I have heard this proposal it has been from people that really like Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Austrailia (though it has usually focused on just Canada or just Mexico). It has also usually been asked under the ficticious scenario of Canada or Mexica asking to be part of the union much like then independent Republic of Texas did in 1845. As for the term "annex," it is not ment to be an insult, it is simply the word America has always used to describe adding a state or territory to the union when that state or territory has asked to join (i.e. the annexation of Texas). Also, from what I can remember, British Columbia had debates over whether to become a state or province before asking to become a province of Canada. The United States and Canada share the longest (in terms of time) undisputed board and of all the nations in the world, whenever an American finds him/herself rooting for anything not American, it is usually for something Canadian (in things like the olympics). Americans feel there is a dirty aura around concuring new land by forse inorder to make it part of the US and when we have had to concur another nation (like Germany and Japan in WWII) we have always left them as seperate countries (unlike the former USSR and former East Germany) without even asking them to join. It will be a cold day in hell before the US tries to concur more land for itself. The only way the US will grow in size is if an unusially large margority of citizens from these nations ask to become members of the Unided States.
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