Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
Je komt aan het einde van de interstate weg bij een museumachtig centrum dat half in een klif gebouwd is. Toegang is gratis maar het staat je vrij om geld te doneren en in een glazen kast door een gleuf te gooien, een text boven de donatie kist zegt dat 20 Canadese dollar gezien wordt als een standaard donatie. Een grote wandsch...
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24/06/2019 13:35
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
Saskatchewan en Alberta in Canada hebben zo hun merkwaardige plaatsnamen. Ik kwam een bord tegen op de interstate, een hoofdweg tussen provincies, dat meldde dat 'Head Smashed in buffalo jump' nog 230 km naar het Zuiden lag. Veel namen verwijzen naar indianenstammen of gebeurtenissen die met Indianen te maken hebben. Weer thuis ...
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23/06/2019 20:51
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
In summary: The war of 1812 was a conflict between the United States, the United Kingdom and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815. Historians in Britain often see it as a small part in the Napoleonic wars; in the United States and Canada it is seen as a stand-alone war. From the outbreak of the war with Napole...
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20/06/2019 20:44
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
A sloop evokes an image of a large open rowing boat. That is indeed what a sloop is, but in the navy a sloop was a different type of vessel. The navy sloop was a ship favored by both pirates and smugglers. Her size could be 100 tons. It varied from 35 'to 65' feet long (11-20 m long) and had 3 decks - the surface deck, the hold ...
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20/06/2019 20:18
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
Chesapeake Bay is a delta area on the coast of Viginia it is an Indian name that means 'mother of all water'. It was also the name of an American navy ship, a frigate. The USS Chesapeake sailed off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, to guard that coastline under the command of Commodore James Barron when the British naval ship HMS ...
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20/06/2019 19:46
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
America was quite different from Canada in population structure. America as such did not exist yet, it was still formative and was a happy mix of Britons, around the northern area, Dutch around the area of New York (yankees = jans and kezen .. common Dutch first names), to the South, many French, (think of Louisiana named after ...
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20/06/2019 19:26
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
The French army burning English merchandise. 'Strangely enough, important things on the world stage never stand alone. Hence, America would never have considered invading Canada if Napoleon had not been engaged in war with England. Napoleon had been involved in coalition wars since 1792 and he emerged reasonably successful from ...
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20/06/2019 19:10
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
America was a British colony, but it freed itself from the British crown with the declaration of independence in 1776, which was the final piece after sporadic rebellions against the English king George III. The first resistance against the English king George III in 1773 was called the Boston tea party. The British government h...
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20/06/2019 18:52
Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie
Canada is a gigantic country and is very sparsely populated compared to America. The United States of America has a population of 327.2 million and Canada 'only' 37.6 million. Where Canada can count 9,970,610 km2 as part of its territory, it is only smaller than Russia with her population of 146 million. America is smaller than ...
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20/06/2019 18:25
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