The Olympics are starting up in Vancouver... time to revisit a question debated often over the last 200+ years: Should Vancouver be in the U.S.A? Back in the early 1800s, Americans thought so, and even threatened war with Canada. The non-catchy slogan was "54-40 or fight!"meaning the U.S. wanted nearly all of British Columbia—by pushing the border to 54 degrees, 40 minutes. (I would have suggested "55 or you don't get out alive!") In more recent years, the idea has come up again--especially whenever Quebec threatens secession. Because if Quebec secedes from Canada, many of the remaining provinces might ask to join the U.S.... hence the proposed map above--which would make the Vancouver Olympic Games an American event.