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Old December 17th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #161

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I imagine the difference between Canada and the US to be similar to the difference between New Zealand and Australia. A great many similarities, large amounts of crossing the border and immigration, shared language and foreign policy,etc. But the history, climate, culture, economy, government and demographic differences are large enough to warrant them being separate nations.
From what I know, I think the difference in Canada's government and legal system means that any serious attempt at integration would require extensive change in either the US or Canada, both systems couldn't exist in the same country.
Not to mention the political difference, left-wing politics might actually gain some representation in the US ,eg the US democrats might change from centre-right to centre/centre-left.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #162
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Originally Posted by Bart Dale View Post
But I have to side with the Canadians here, that it is very frustrating that while they show a keen interest in US affairs, Americans by and large show virtually no interest in what happens in Canada.
In theory there's a point here, but in practice you have someone who dug up a year old thread, and in his/her first post called Americans racist for not having any Muslim mayors. That's not a sincere interest. As I said a while back, I'd be interested in hearing something about the history of Canada, Ontario, or his/her hometown, but nothing about those has appeared.
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