I don't approve of such high level of nationalism, just to clear some things up from the neutral countrian:
In short, Martian sounds moderately proud and kind of dumb, but curious.
Opposing commenter sounds very nationalist and rude.
fight (and lose against) Canada, since it was part of British land and there was opposition. Your grounding would be saying that Belarus did not fight in World War 2, or that Libya did not fight in the same war.
"+The Martian Canada was never Britain, because it was always on another continent. I'm not sure how much you know about history, but Americans were once Britain too. Dumbass."
"+The Martian It's regarding your original post, everything including and after "Canada was still Britain..." Now I see why the 13 colonies revolted, you were too stupid to fit in with the rest of the commonwealth, and still are."
Well, America should have stayed part of Britain, in my opinion, but my opinion is generally for union anyway.
"The US didn't merely attack Canada because "Canada was still Britain" but rather because they wanted to take the land. At the time, the US was waging a war (genocide) against Tecumseh and the natives of the Ohio valley, who were allied with the British. Educate yourself of your own history."
Rude. And conquest does not equal genocide.
Well, it's disputed, I think, how much America genocided the aborigines.
"+The Martian Canada won because USA started a war of conquest in a sparsely populated land, and when it ended they had gained nothing. Does that make sense or should I draw a diagram in crayon?"
Like you said, Martian, half (more like 2/3) the truth.
"+The Martian Although in terms of destroying private property and killing natives, USA definitely won."
Yes, irrelevant, and not really backed up.
Look, I know that the world likes to ride the America-bashing bandwagon, but this guy is taking it beyond old and distasteful jokes. Does anyone know his problem so I can help him?
Well, the thing is: Americans do the same thing. 1/3 Americans online think Russia is still in evil communism and are trying to take over the world, making it dirt and a sad life for Americans. I've met some folk who think World War 2 was about how America gave the decisive defeat to the Soviets. When folk are talking in other tongues and Americans (not limited to, though, often not even native English speakers do this) just expect everyone to "speak English". Americans were the first to say "We saved Europe's arse. Twice. You're welcome." and just classify evidence otherwise as "statistics porn".
All these I have met.