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Admin: So last night I went to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo for the first time with my dad, and oh my gosh it was AWESOME!

For those of you who don't know what it is, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is the worlds largest indoor show, blending a mix of military and civilian performers from all over the world. It goes on for a week, and they have all sorts of small skits and performances.

So this year there were a number of central themes, 2014 is both the Centennial of Canada's Entry into the First World War, as well as the year our mission in Afghanistan came to an end and our troops came home. 

Some of the performances were very emotional, like the RCMP coming out to honor the three fallen officers who were shot and killed in Moncton a few weeks ago.

Others were really funny, like this Swiss comedy trio called Starbugs, and this two man performace by a German Gymnast team called Showproject, where one was a scientist and the other was a crash test dummy, as well as the Hamburg Police's Flying Grandpas Gymnastics display team!

Some of the displays were just AMAZING, like the Juliana Bicycle Team and how they got like, ten people on one bicycle, or someone riding a unicycle that had to be at least twenty feet high! As well as the Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps, who had a mock skirmish between their snare drummers and their flag bearers, as well as playing their drums in the dark with the sticks LIT ON FIRE! There was also a gymnastics team from Denmark called Talentholdet, who were just an amazing group of young kids doing all sorts of incredible gymnastics. (Also, one of the older ones looked like Hetalia Denmark, it was kinda hilarious. The Display by the full Showproject team was also good too!

As for the Canadian displays, the girls who put on displays of traditional Highland Dancing and Irish Step Dancing were also incredibly talented! This year in the yearly obstacle race, the Halifax Police Emergency Response Team (Halifax's SWAT Team) beat a team from the RCMP, the RCMP also did a very lighthearted unmounted display, where the uniformed officers do their horseback displays on foot, including an appropriate use of the Dudley Do-Right Theme.

All in all, the Tattoo is an awesome performance, and if you're ever in Halifax for the first week of July, I implore you, you have to go see the Tattoo!

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Welcome to Ask Military Canada! I'm here to answer any questions you may have about the Canadian Military, or Canadian Military History!

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America
A loud mouth jerk who people always confuse me with for reasons that are unknown even to me. He can be kind of an a-hole at times, but I put up with it because he's my brother. He's usually showing me what ever cool new toy he's decided to buy instead of food or clothing and I wish he'd stop trying to get my bosses to buy that stuff from him, but what can you do. He tried coming up here trying to take over a number of times, but I put him in his place, although he'd never admit it.

England
I guess in many ways he's like a father to me. He raised me and taught me how to be a good country. Although he sometimes likes to mix me up with America, I know that he knows the difference. I've always been there for him whether he needed the best soldiers in the world or needed someone to escort supplies across the Atlantic Ocean.

France
A lot of people seem to think he's my biological father, but I don't know if that's true or not. What I do know is that he raised me for just long enough to make an impression on me. He thinks my French language skills have degraded over the years, I however feel that I just made his language more robust and utilitarian.

Other Canadas
:iconaskmatthewwilliams: :iconask--canada: :iconask-canawho: :iconask-matthewwilliams: :iconask-canada-kun:

Here we have an assortment of other versions of me who I'm going to whip into proper shape one of these days. Seriously boys, this acting invisible and letting yourselves get ignored days are coming to an end. I'm gonna teach you all how to be proper friggin' Canucks!

The Netherlands
:iconaskthenetherlands:
A very good friend of mine. Towards the end of the Second World War, I fought to liberate him from the boot of Nazi conquest. I know a lot of other countries forget me sometimes, but I know he never will.

Ukraine
:iconukraine-katyusha-aph:
She's one of the most wonderful and beautiful countries ever. I'm happy that we have such a wonderful relationship together. I've always tried my hardest to stick up for her, recognizing that her brother starved her almost to death in the '30s because she wanted to be her own country. I was honored to be the first western country to recognize her independence after the fall of the Soviet Union, and I'm thankful for the 'special relationship' we have together.

Greenland
:iconland-of-her-people:
Sometimes I forget that she's not actually part of my country, but she doesn't mind. Usually. We've been having a bit of an argument over hunting laws but we're still good friends.

Hans Island
:iconaskhansisland:
She's a young little island near me that Denmark and I are arguing over. We really shouldn't be fighting over such a little one.

The Highlands
:iconaskthehighlands:
She's my aunt! She's such a sweet little lady who's kind and wonderful! Although whenever my Highlanders are put into the field it tends not to be kind and wonderful for whoever has to fight them...

Australia
One hell of a good cousin. I like to reminice about the glory days of running across the Fields of France and Flanders kicking some German ass and taking names in the Great War. We were like an unstoppable tag team on a German destruction tour.

New Zealand
Kind of like me in many ways. Just like how people always seem to get me confused with America, lots of people confuse him for Australia.
Hong Kong
:iconaskfemhk:
I saw my Army action in the Second World War against the Japanese at Hong Kong. We tried as hard as we could to protect the little colony, but ultimately we failed. We're still good friends, and she helps take care of all my boys who are buried in her soil.

India
:iconask-femindia:
She's another country I consider to be like an aunt to me. She's very nice and beautiful and I love visiting her!

Provinces and Territories
:icona-s-k-alberta: :iconask-nunavut: :iconaskbritishcolombia: :iconask--britishcolumbia: :iconasktheontarian: :iconasksaskatchewan:

I've got Ten Provinces and Three Territories living in my house. Some young, some old each of them different in their own special way. They've fought along side me and each other in every war we've been in. Although it does get kind of noisy when they argue...

(I'll try to give each province their own little blurb when I can.)

Acadia
:iconask-canada-et-acadie:
She's a cute little part of the Maritimes. It made me really sad when England sent her away, but I'm so happy she came back to live with us!

China
:iconask-xian:
Not as big as I am, but has a lot of people! I know I didn't exactly treat her people very kindly when we were building the railroads, but I hope they can forgive me. She's nice, but I'm kind of erked at my boss for making deals with her behind my back...

Russia
The only country that's bigger than I am. He's nice, but I'm still very wary around him. Not as much as Al is though. That guy needs to realize the Cold War ended like, twenty years ago. I got quite mad at him a couple years ago for planting a flag on the ocean floor. Specifically, a section of MY part of the ocean floor.

Soviet Russia
:iconask-soviet-russia:
Now THIS guy. This guy I have a problem with. This guy is why I'm so crazy about protecting my Arctic Sovereignty. Friggin' jerk thinks he can just sit there, thinking I'm afraid of him? Ha ha ha no way pal. Remember, General Winter doesn't just fight for you. Also he's a total jerk to his sister. But he was fun to play hockey with. Especially the '72 Summit Series. Goddamn that was a series to REMEMBER.

Spain
:iconaskantonio:
I never really got to know you when I was younger, all I really knew was that England didn't like you very much. Still, that didn't stop some of us from going over and fighting for the Republic during your Civil War, even when my boss made it illegal to do so. Although we lost to the Fascists, I'm glad you remember and are thankful for all of us who went over, and those who didn't get to come back home.

Sicily
:iconasksicily20210:
She's a beautiful little island in the Mediterranean. The first time I was ever there was back when we invaded during Operation Husky in 1943. It was the first time I was in a real campaign in the war, and the first time I won a victory. I got to see a lot of the island while I was there. considering I had to march my way across because the Germans sank the ships carrying our trucks and malaria medicine.

Southern Italy
:icontappeto-di-fragole:
She's kind of rough, but she's a softy at heart. I usually interacted more with her brother when he switched sides and joined the allies, but she was very kind when you told her you were there to kick out 'I Tedeschi'. The places I remember most about her are Ortona, Cassino, the Sangro, the Liri Valley and Anzio, but those hold some not so good memories. But all in all she's a wonderful girl and a wonderful part of the country.

Cyprus
:iconkipri-agapimou:

Oh Cyprus. I'm sorry I couldn't keep your island whole. But what I want you to know is that I tried my hardest. I put many years of effort into stabilizing your Island, and the price has been dear. I was there during the invasion, caught in the crossfire between two countries that should just leave you alone. I hope someday I'll see you whole again.

(more will be added)

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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Also to get you back into the spirit of questions:
Canada, does the RCAF take part in Red flag exercises? Have you taken part?
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F--ucker Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member
[[ would you be up to rping with me? ]]
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry bout the lack of a greeting-Happy birthday.
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Asking-Illinois Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Happy Birthday~ *hugs*
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:icone-tre-chaud:
E-tre-chaud Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Bon anniversaire, mon cher lionceau~
/ kisses his cheeks lightly
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:iconv-ancouver:
V-ancouver Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Happy birthday! 
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:iconvenice-of-the-east:
VENICE-of-the-EAST Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
/looks up and down at him
 
wow... You look very different Mr. Canada--
in a good way though!
You now have a manly air about you~

/didn't expect this change
/very impressed
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:iconcan-a-da:
Can-a-da Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
((/ sneaks up
/ hugs
I miss you ;-; ))
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ask-military-Canada Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
(I'm still here, sort of.)
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:iconcan-a-da:
Can-a-da Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
(( i know you're busy and old have better things to do, but please don't ever deactivate your account. Please?
oh, and may I have your permission to draw military canada again? 
I want to draw all the types of canada i know of together, even like coffee shop AUs and stuff, for Canada Day ))
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