|Minnesota War (Malformedmule)|
|Prime Minister Peter Mackay||President Paul Ryan|
|Casualties and losses|
The Minnesota War, also known in Canada as the American War, was a brief armed conflict that took place in Minnesota from from June 3 2032 to June 11. Before the war began, the American state of Minnesota held a referendum on leaving the United States and joining Canada on May 31. 57% of voters voted in favour of joining Canada and Minnesota was annexed on June 2. However, the United States government called the referendum "illegitimate" and deployed troops in the former state on June 3 to regain control of it from Canada, which had withdrew from NATO and NORAD in 2026 and was no longer an American ally. American ground forces fought those of Canada for 8 days. American forces withdrew on June 11, ending the war, which most Americans had opposed. After the conflict ended, the American government said that it would let any state in the USA have a similar referendum to that of Minnesota. As a result, the states of Wisconsin, Washington, Maine and Michigan were annexed to Canada the same year.