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Gazette Premium Content Canada had a plan to invade the US (and 5 other facts about The Great White North)

Huffington Post Updated: July 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

The first of July is a special time of year for Canadians, as it marks the politely joyous occasion of Canada Day.

The holiday is essentially a less nationalistic version of American Independence Day (with a slightly higher alcohol percentage), and it brings Canucks from across the country together in celebration of the glorious and free land they call home.

But if you're only picturing a series of Canadian stereotypes, perhaps playing shinny while shotgunning two-fours, you are only actually half-right.\

Canada is vast and contains multitudes, and in order to highlight its lesser known history The WorldPost presents a round up of some facts that may change the way you look at the Great White North.

1. Canada had a plan to invade America

Defence Scheme No. 1 was cooked up in 1921 as the branchild of ...


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