In 2067, the United States began to exert pressure on Canada to let US forces pass through Canada to reach battlefields in occupied Alaska. Canada briefly became diplomatically combative and resisted any attempts, but eventually American military units were allowed to pass through Canada. Over the next decade, the United States drew more and more on Canadian resources. Vast stretches of timberland were destroyed, drawing protests from the Canadian populace. With resources flowing through Canada, strained diplomatic tensions between Canada and the United States becoming problematic, and Canadian forces attacking the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the country was annexed. In June of 2072, media declares the official US annexation of Canada, though technically it had begun about five years earlier. In February of 2076, Canada, now almost completely under US occupation, was finally annexed. Canadians began to resort to armed resistance, but were put down by US troops. Despite the war in Alaska ending in America's favor, Canada was still occupied by the US, and seemed to have been until the Great War.