The division between the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands is still pretty strong to this day thanks to the division. I used to live in White Rock, BC and could see Orcas Island from my house, and yet have never been there, despite having been to most of the Gulf Islands. Had the decision gone the other way the archipelago's economy would most likely have been much more entwined with that of Vancouver and Victoria.
There's none on Saturna, Mayne, Pender, Galiano or Saltspring.
There is military action. Canadian and Danish forces repeatedly take possession of the island, taking down the enemy flag and planting their own. They are also said to leave a bottle of Canadian whisky or Danish schnaps for the other side.
Prospects of lethal escalation are presumably limited.
Err... a pig died... :-)
Requirement fulfilled. Now does it make more sense to fence in the potatoes or fence in the pig?
Which, coincidentally, has a case about the Hatfield/McCoy feud over a pig, whose ownership was granted to those who possessed the pig.
>Canada sought greater autonomy in international affairs.
One I did know about though was mot much latter the Alaska border dispute a little latter:
That and something about socialist electoral victories in the early 1900s. I don’t think I remember anything else. 5 months of state history for a state that was barely 100 years old might have been a bit much for a bunch of 14 year olds
So basically they all wanted to shoot each other, but not so much that they would defy orders.
We absolutely suck.
"As a result of the negotiations, both sides agreed to retain joint military occupation of the island until a final settlement could be reached, reducing their presence to a token force of no more than 100 men.... During the years of joint military occupation, the small British and American units on San Juan Island had an amicable mutual social life, visiting one another's camps to celebrate their respective national holidays and holding various athletic competitions. Park rangers tell visitors the biggest threat to peace on the island during these years was 'the large amounts of alcohol available'."
> The governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island, James Douglas, ordered British Rear Admiral Robert L. Baynes to land marines on San Juan Island and engage the American soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Harney. (Harney's forces had occupied the island since July 27, 1859.)
> Baynes refused, deciding that "two great nations in a war over a squabble about a pig" was foolish.