This is my response to blogger 'Dukkah Earl'
Are you suggesting out of a population in 1939 of only 11 million , Canada didn't do its part in defense of all of Europe by offered up 44 thousand of its best young men to die fighting nazism. Canadians died fighting on beaches alongside American troops, just in case you are unaware.
Unlike US schooling, Canadians are taught a more indepth world view, we were taught that US continually lined up military equipment at certain areas of our border, including tanks and fighter planes, to 'unofficially aid' in the fight against Hitler, so a US industrial war complex did exist then.
As for your comment as to why we didn't attack Japan, Japan didn't enter the war officially like the US until Dec 1941 when it attacked Pear Harbor. Its amazing without sound background schooling which America lacks, even scrolling through page after page on web sites gathering info, you just don't seem to understand the big picture.
As for Vietnam, Canada knew this war wasn't about the red scare US domino theory, but more like the US again trying to make a buck being a bully with what they thought was a militarily inferior Vietnam fighter. The US would soon learn their mistake when they got their ass kicked all the way to Saigon and in typical US expediency abandoned hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese who helped the US cause, to their fate being captured , some tortured and executed by the north.
As for the few Canadians who crossed the US/Canada border to fight in Vietnam, their numbers were dwarfed by US draft dodgers heading north and being accepted and protected by our country.
67 thousand young American boys, average age 19 , a high percentage minorities, died for absolutely nothing, except for the bravado of America politicians and Generals trying to show the world its military 'exceptionalism' and the war profiteers making a buck. Many of these same war profiteers corporations are now making big bucks doing business with the Communist Vietnamese government, just not selling bombs, munitions and Napalm or agent orange.
You must be a fan of Anne Coulter the rabid right wing b***h, who was so arrogantly cocksure Canada fought in the Vietnam war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZypazTGZUc