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Is this some type of joke by listing the War of 1812?
Canada as a nation did not exist in the year 1812. Canada as a country has no history to really speak of. The war was fought between Great Britain and the United States. --Yoganate79 (talk) 05:59, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
"Canada" as a geographic name has existed in various forms since it was assigned by Jacques Cartier to the area of the St. Lawrence Valley in the sixteenth century. At the time of the War of 1812 what is today Canada was a series of British Colonies officially known as British North America. Included in these were Upper Canada (what is today Ontario), and Lower Canada (what is today Quebec as well as several Maritime colonies. The inhabitants of these colonies were known at the time as Canadians. Canadian militia fought in the War of 1812, as did British regular forces. Whether or not Canada was a nation state as such is irrelevant, furthermore this war had a large impact on Canadian history as did preceding ones.
The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 03:17, 16 November 2010 (UTC) List of last surviving Canadian war veterans → Last North American veterans by war — The article List of last surviving Canadian war veterans should be merged with Last surviving United States war veterans so that future articles related to this content don't choose to make a surviving veteran list titled by a country. In other words, we don't need to have 'last surviving veterans per country' articles. It would make more sense to rename the article to "Last North American veterans by war". Similar to Last European veterans by war - choosing a continent rather than a country. There are 7 continents as opposed to over 200 countries.
We already have "Last European war veterans", it already contains all countries, why not the same for North American veterans? A lot of countries don't go well in Last Euro vets per war, probably in your personal opinion, but it is better mergin. Due to there being less little articles, and more big. With the templates, it is not like all of the countries are all in one template. We have to be conservative with the number of "Longevity" template. Imagine, for example, in 2 years there are 30 articles by country. It would be very tight fitting all of these articles on the "Longevity" template. It looks more superior by continent, having (if possible) 6 articles (representing continents excluding Antarctica) as opposed to tons and tons of surviving veterans by country. --Nick Ornstein (talk) 22:21, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
This looks like a merge proposal, rather than a move proposal. PowersT 02:03, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Crap, that is what I meant, merge. Can you assist me in this difficult process? See . --Nick Ornstein (talk) 02:29, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Speedy close this is a merge request, not a move request. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:04, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Oppose - Canada is not part of the USA but North America - AFD mentioned that this was one of the 3, Mexico, USA and Canada which were to be consolidated into List of last surviving North American war veterans and then have redirects for the old articles. - Pmedema (talk) 06:17, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
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