One of the major things that makes the relationship between Canada and the US so special is that we have one of the longest undisputed borders in the world. Other than some markers along the way, and checkpoints at the major roads, there’s not much security (at least, for now… I’m sure he’ll want to build a wall on top too). Other than some accidental invasions via mattress or mis-guided GPS’, our border is pretty amicable.
But we soon forget that once upon a time, the US-Canada border was like a crazy DMZ, with frequent invasions, skirmishes and all out attempts at war, and that we weren’t always the best of buds.
Here’s some of the more bizarre incidents at the border from our long history as neighbours.