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The roof is on fire, eh?


During U.S.A's early history British/Canadian armed forces burned down the first White House (or Presidential Mansion as it was called). This was (in part) retaliation for American troops destroying Port Dover.

26th April 2016

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3 days ago #9479042        
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America: Now YOU'RE my new roof! *Places Canada on head*
Origin story of Americas' Hat



4 days ago #9478717        
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Canada being savage, it's not something you see every day.

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3 days ago #9478806        
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Even though Canada doesn't like to wage war, he never lost a war before.



stewy497

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4 days ago #9478741        
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I guess Canada mellowed out when he grew up. Like, a lot.



2 days ago #9479143        
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If Trump gets elected, it's gonna BURN AGAIN!!


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Humility

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3 days ago #9478934        
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And then after the white house was burned, a tornado swept through and wiped out the British army.

Also if you think Americans are sensitive about the war of 1812, just suggest to a Canadian that "It was the British that burned the white house and repulsed America, not Canada" its almost as effective a way of ruffling a Canadian's feathers as simply saying "America" is able to enrage Latin Americans.

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Lumoseo

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3 days ago #9478924        
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I find this rather hilarious because it just goes to show that countries also plot revenge and stuff, just like humans. But in the end, America and Canada are friends now. It's kinda cool. ^^

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3 days ago #9478851        
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So the tale goes, well after the War of 1812 was settled, a British official was dining with a group of American officials in Washington. The wine was flowing freely, and after his severalth glass, one of the Yanks turned to the Brit and said belligerently, "You know, you guys BURNED Washington!"

"Really?" was the response. "I always thought he died peacefully in bed."

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2 days ago #9479220        
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Actually, the Americans should thank us. The original was built out of a lovely local pink stone. Just imagine it had stayed put: There they'd be, world superpower, "indispensable nation", top bully on the block, and where does their President live? The Pink House. All the other heads of state (um, except Argentina who actually have a Pink House now) would be snickering every time they came to visit. It'd be like if they'd actually ended up with the turkey as their national bird.
So yeah--Americans, you dudes OWE us for burning that thing down.

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2 days ago #9479156        
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Actually, the Presidential Mansion wasn't even white before the burning. It was a manor that was built during Washington's time for a centralized location of government; it wasn't even in DC at that point. But after the First Lady had to escape a burning manor carrying the nation's records and vital documents, folk decided it best to move the building away from any British holdings on the continent. So, they put it on an island area on the eastern edge of Virginia, so it would be protected from naval offensives, and they made it white as a middle finger to the British for burning down the original. Our government didn't appreciate them burning down the first one... so it's been white ever since, as a show that they were so unafraid of the British that they made the entire building pure white, something that would easily show fire damage. It's been that way ever since. Heck, they even have an extensive garden of white roses encircling the entire building. Back in the day, it had a new coat of whitewash applied like, monthly to keep it pristine. It sort of spread too... DC is now full of white monuments and buildings.



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