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Country Portfolios....Canada and U.S.A.

- Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:40:31 EST TriMJvI1 No.208602
File: 1515595231668.gif -(662767B / 647.23KB, 2717x2342) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Country Portfolios....Canada and U.S.A.
The world's second largest country by surface but relatively small in terms of population, Canada punches above its weight in economic terms.

A federation of former British colonies, Canada follows the British pattern of parliamentary democracy, and the UK monarch is head of state. Ties with the US are now vital, especially in terms of trade, but Canada often goes its own way.

Both English and French enjoy official status, and mainly French-speaking Quebec - where pressure for full sovereignty has abated in recent years - has wide-ranging cultural autonomy. Indigenous peoples make up around 4% of the population.

Canada is one of world's top trading nations - and one of its richest. Alongside a dominant service sector, Canada also has vast oil reserves and is a major exporter of energy, food and minerals.


The USA is the world's foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach.

America's gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world's defence spending put together.

The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture.

The United States originated in a revolution which separated it from the British Crown. The constitution, drafted in 1787, established a federal system with a division of powers which has remained unchanged in form since its inception.

Hugh Famblelun - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:39:06 EST IdF5339U No.208607 Reply
why make a thread about extremely common knowledge on the wrong board that isnt even provocative of any form of discussion?
James Hellydale - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:14:34 EST tBJp2aGG No.208670 Reply
Anglophone Canada is boring. It's identity is based around being Not America and Not Britain.
Nigel Gummleham - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:02:16 EST Kpl02ca1 No.208681 Reply
Jesus no have you ever even been to Canada/seen a Canadian? Anglophones are basically just more chill Muricans while the Francophones are lunatic religious zealots who desperately want to be dank like real French people but are really just garbage. Also, boring? On a per capita basis, English Canada has contributed way more to international English language media and arts than virtually any other Commonwealth nation.

Source: have actually been to Canada and been around Canadians. nb cuz this thread is still stupid
Augustus Cupperstadge - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:35:24 EST tBJp2aGG No.208690 Reply
What will be left of a distinct Anglophone Canadian nationalism/identity once the US acquires universal healthcare, Quebec finally manages to leave confederation, and the US starts giving a shit about hockey enough to beat you guys at it frequently?
You're just left with being an extra cold, extra liberal blue state with a parliament and less stabbings.
Augustus Clibblepug - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:24:10 EST Kpl02ca1 No.208693 Reply
Ways to tell this poster is American:
>assumes the only identity some completely foreign place has is totally dependent on what the US does
>assumes anyone who doesn't view the foreign place 100% through the lens of American values isn't American, and thus must just secretly be a butthurt native of place in question
Very sad, man. Are you deliberately trying to sound like a caricature?

By that logic, what is the US but a very conservative renegade Kingdom of the Empire with a circus for a government and more shootings? What is western civilization but a bunch of gothic barbarians pretending to be ancient greeks? What is the human species but a bunch of terrified monkeys desperately staving off death? We can trivialize the whole world like turtles all the way down if you want to go that route, fam.
Augustus Cupperstadge - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:03:40 EST tBJp2aGG No.208701 Reply

Take an amnesiac person and drop them in downtown Toronto. Ask them what country they think they're in.
Jenny Mottingsatch - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:02:07 EST Kpl02ca1 No.208704 Reply
Your myopia is staggering.
If you dropped a Canadian in Toronto...they would probably correctly guess they are in Canada. What kind of evidence do they have access to? I mean, if you dropped any random english speaking person in the middle of Sydney they might guess they are in New York, but they also might guess London. If the person in Toronto could see the combination of English and French signage, they would have better odds of being right than most other major english speaking cities.

The amnesiac in question would presume it is whatever major city whatever history or world culture they remember and are familiar with. Otherwise, you would seem to be asking us to assume that the default, memory-less human consciousness is American, which is absurd. What's the point of this silly thought experiment?
Phoebe Chonningtine - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:04:11 EST 8gq7GAVV No.208705 Reply
People might not guess they're in Canada, but they will FOR SURE accurately guess they're NOT in the USA.

The USA always has that unique USA look. That "This is a rich country but the infrastructure looks worse than fucking South Africa." look.

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