Originally Posted by diddyriddick
No kidding. Our countries have cultures as different as night and day.
I know a lot of Canadians, and I would say the two are far, far more alike than different, aside from Nouvelle-France. The maritimes are similar to New England; Toronto is a lot like New York in sophistication (just cleaner) and the suburbs are very much like American suburbs. The part of Ontario from Hamilton to Windsor is just like northern Ohio...inRust
Manitoba and Saskatchewan are pretty much the same as Minnesota and the Dakotas, and Alberta is Montana with population.
The Calgary Stampede might as well be in Oklahoma.
Vancouver is Seattle north.
The economies are so integrated that they are almost one. The USSR viewed USA-Canada as one unified strategic entity in all their defense criteria. Current Russian Stavka
undoubtedly still does.
The political and cultual institutions of the two are obviously very similar. the US and Canada will not combine, but they don't have to.