America Abroad: This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

In 1967 a classified State Department study of French-Canadian nationalism speculated that the secession of Quebec might lead the other nine provinces to sue for union with the U.S. Some Americanized Canadian businessmen dreamed of the ultimate merger. But the author of the report called the dissolution of Canada, even if it doubled the size and vastly increased the natural resources of the U.S., a "worst-case scenario."

! Several years later, the KGB station in Ottawa leaked some phony documents on CIA letterhead purporting to show that U.S. agents were secretly aiding the Quebec Liberation Front and in various other ways...

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