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Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada's border with the United States of America is the world's longest land border. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest, tundra, prairies, and the Rocky Mountains. It was originally part of the British Empire, but in the mid 19th century it became a semi-autonomous federal dominion. In 1931, Canada became an independent nation but still retain Queen Elizabeth as their head of state.

19th Century

In the 19th Century at the Howlett Estate, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, sometime between 1882 and 1885,[1] a couple of weeks before the 19th of April.[2] The mutant who would come to be known simply as "Logan" was born James Howlett, the second son of Elizabeth Howlett (who was married to John Howlett, owner of a large estate) and the illegitimate son of the Howlett's grounds-keeper, Thomas Logan.

20th Century

In 1914, as part of the British Empire, Canada joined World War I against Germany.

In 1939, although an independent nation it still had strong ties to Great Britain Canada joined World War II along with the other Commonwealth nations and the rest of the Empire.

In 1940, the Human Torch flew over the border into Canada to capture criminals who were ransoming medical supplies on an island located in the middle of Lake Superior[3]. In 1942, major cities in Eastern Canada were bombed by Nazi agent Von Belch, the so-called "Canadian Fuhrer". Von Belch and his minions were stopped by the Human Torch and his partner Toro[4]. Nazi operatives continued to commit acts of sabotage and espionage in Canada as the war continued. In 1943, Nazi operatives infiltrated Carroll Concentrates -- located in Canada -- a company that provided rations for Allied Forces fighting in the war. They poisoned these rations until they were stopped by the Human Torch and Toro[5]. Also during this time, Canada was where many captured Nazi Prisoners of War were held. Nazis in one such camp organized a means of smuggling themselves out of the prison and into New York City until the operation was shut down by the Patriot[6]. The many rivers that ran the border between Canada and the United States was also targeted by Nazi operative the Boar who poisoned the fish that inhabited the waters in the hopes of tainting the food supply. This plot was torn down by the the Angel[7].

The international criminal known as the Vulture constructed a rocket somewhere in Canada in order to beat the United States to the moon in 1954. This plot was foiled by the Human Torch and Toro[8]. Late that year, much of Canada was evacuated when the Atlantean warrior Byrrah pushed a massive ice berg across the country. This attack was later foiled by the Sub-Mariner[9].

After WWII the Cold War began between the USA and USSR. Canada joined N.A.T.O. siding with the US and the other democratic nations. It's during this time the CIA and the Canadian government began working together to create Super-Soldiers forming the Weapon X program. [10]

Modern Age

After the American scientist; Reed Richards and three of his friends became the Fantastic Four inspired James Hudson to create a team of superhumanly powerful agents to go on missions for the Canadian government forming Flight. Which then expanded to Alpha, Beta and Gamma. The protected Canada from threats both foreign and domestic.[11][12]

Alternate realities

Larval Earth (Earth-8311)

In Larval Earth, the superhero team Awful Flight is headquartered in Canada. Also, one U.S.dollar is very valuable in Canada: A Canadian finding one U.S. dollar is considered to be rich.[13]

Earth-9418

Earth-9418 from Alpha Flight Vol 1 128 001

After Robert Hagon was elected Prime Minister, he used the Hardliners to kill a significant portion of the Canadian population. Others were captured and forcibly genetically engineered. Over the course of several years, the country was transformed to a haven of super-powered individuals and peace; albeit under the control of Joshua Lord. Alpha Flight, once the nation's heroes, became a resistance group but were unable to stop Lord's plans.[14]

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