How come the USA is not a part of the British empire but Canada still is?
- 1 month ago
Because we KICKED THEIR *** and ROYALTY out to the RICH at the time wanted CONTROL over the people like nowadays.. THE RICH want to be in total control..
- Anonymous1 month ago
Because when the U.K. WON the War of 1812, they decided the colonies simply wer`nt worth the trouble, and got rid of them. I mean, just LOOK at them. Would you rather live in Canada, or the fat, loud, drunken inbred backwards u.s.?
- LiliLv 71 month ago
You somehow missed the fact that the American Colonists fought a war in the late 18th century to get out from under the British Crown?
Colonists who wanted to remain British emigrated to Canada, which wasn't rebelling against the Crown.
Go back to school, dear.
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
There was this little thing called the Revolutionary War. You might want to look it up ;-)
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- Mike WLv 71 month ago
The British Empire is no more, they officially lost their last colony in 1997. The Empire, so far as I've been able to find, ended in 1949 when the Commonwealth was formed. Canada became an independent nation in 1931, and became a member of the Commonwealth, as it was back then. Newfoundland and Labrador didn't become part of Canada until 1949.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
There is no British Empire. It ceased to exist decades ago when all the colonies got independence.
You may be thinking of the Commonwealth of Nations, which is essentially a club for former members of the British Empire. The USA was never really part of the empire as it left so early, well over a century before the Commonwealth was thought of, so it was never asked to join. Commonwealth members are those who stayed under British rule for far longer. Which Canada did. It was only in 1982 that its constitution was fully repatriated so it didn't have to ask permission from the UK to do anything ever again. And it hasn't decided to leave the Commonwealth.
16 of the members still keep Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, Canada happens to be one of those, but the other 38 don't. Most have presidents, Brunei has a sultan, and Malaysia has the world's only rotating monarchy - the state sultans take it in turn to be king for 5 years at a time.
The USA could join the Commonwealth if it liked. As long as it is prepared to sign up to the ideals set out in the Harare Declaration, and it certainly qualifies on the grounds of historic British ties, the Commonwealth would be very likely to let it join, but it's never asked. Historic British ties don't matter so much these days - Rwanda and Mozambique have been let in and they never had British rule.
Maybe the USA doesn't want to risk being kicked out. Which has happened. South Africa was for years because of its apartheid policy, and Zimbabwe because of Robert Mugabe's breaches of the Harare Declaration, though since Mugabe has gone, it's applied to rejoin. (Somewhat ironic as Harare is IN Zimbabwe!)
The Commonwealth is a strange thing... the former colonies all got their independence, but just about every single one signed up to be in the "old boys' club". The main thing it visibly does is the Commonwealth Games. The British Empire must be the only one where just about all the former members still like to get together every 4 years for its private mini-Olympics. The USA not being invited makes it possible for all the little members to have more chance of winning something. I remember when Kiribati got a gold in the weightlifting - cue the whole of the UK googling Kiribati to find out where it even IS!
- Donnie DoomLv 41 month ago
There's a reason why Canada has so much socialism. They love being under the government's thumb, which is why they did not revolt alongside America.
- IanLv 61 month ago
Officially, it's because the French kicked the English out of America. In truth, it was just a part of the master-plan, to prevent Americans from recognizing that their country is still British.
- okiknowitLv 71 month ago
Because in 1777, the US didn't have enough soldiers available to invade Canada, and the British didn't want to vacate. We tried again and failed again in 1812.
- οικοςLv 71 month ago
A minister approached King George the Third and said, "The colonists are revolting." King George replied, "They certainly are, get rid of them."