Canada had the classic effect of speaking softly and carrying a big stick. Let’s not kid around, Canada had a massive stick. Their stick was the envy of the entire world. Delegates, Missionaries and Leaders the world over would read all the time about Canada’s massive stick and would travel there just to see the mighty stick itself. It was a marvellous stick.
However Lester B. Fearsome got too cocky. He started speaking loudly and waving the fact that he had a massive stick around in the face of the Texans. Texans didn’t have time for this dicknishness and bit back. Canada has learnt that it's not about the size of your stick that counts, but how you use it. Canada now has a smaller stick, and a smaller empire.
And a lot of time to think about what he’s done.
Also, Ashanti seem to have gotten wind that Sparta is plotting against them and decided to give them the diplomatic middle finger.