Canada doesn't have military around the world

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    Is Canada therefore isolationist?
     
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    Largely because they've been kicked out of most places due largely to soldier misconduct. Lol don't even bring up Haiti. Bad day when you get kicked out of a shithole and the first thing they do once the Canadians are gone is beg for U.S. Marines.
     
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    Canada got kicked out of Haiti? :eek:
     
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    I'd like to see the link on that one as well.
     
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    The longest sniper shot ever was done by a Canadian in Afghanistan. Canadians have served in Iraq as well. Eh?
     
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    They do not have a big footprint around the world but they do have global reach and plan to have the ability to respond anywhere. They are not isolationists by any any meaning of the word.

    Politics - The Globe and Mail
     
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    Canada got the boot during the UNTMIH failure in 1997. First, Canadian military sucks, so that didn't help. Second, multiple rape incidents occured which really damaged their ability to train, evaluate and observe.

    Eventually the Prime Minister told the U.N. to leave and take all peacekeepers.

    Then they turned around a week later and asked for U.S. Marine support.
     
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    I realize you're new, but if you expect anyone to believe or care about what you post, you're going to have to start providing cites. Charges of this nature aren't accepted on your mere say-so.
     
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    Canada does spend substantially less on military matters than the US (World Bank, World Development Indicators - Google Public Data Explorer) but this is offset somewhat by their greater spending on foreign aid (Rich Countries' Aid Generosity | 2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

    While such a crude accounting misses other measures of international engagement, such as trade agreements, treaties, and diplomatic relations (Canada maintains closer diplomatic ties to a number of countries than does the US) I think that it would be fair to say that Canada is more isolationist than the US. Since "isolationist" has a somewhat negative connotation, one might prefer the more neutral "non-interventionist", with a similar implication.
     
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    Yup. Lets see the links my friend.
     

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