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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Good start. Toronto might be the only place in Canada where a lot of people want to be Americans.
    Don't worry we're coming to Vancouver too. All Canada will fall before the righteous onslaught.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Don't worry we're coming to Vancouver too. All Canada will fall before the righteous onslaught.
    Is resistance futile, then?
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    The US imports twice as much oil from Canada as from Saudi Arabia.
    Net Imports of Total Crude Oil and Products into the U.S. by Country
    Yeah, but the Saudis sell all of their oil in US dollars, no matter who the customer is. That creates an artificial demand for the US dollar, which allows us to borrow at less than 0 percent interest when you account for inflation.

    The Saudis make us very rich.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Is resistance futile, then?
    Probably. Enjoy your future as a Pacific state of the Union.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Yeah, but the Saudis sell all of their oil in US dollars, no matter who the customer is. That creates an artificial demand for the US dollar, which allows us to borrow at less than 0 percent interest when you account for inflation.

    The Saudis make us very rich.
    That's working out pretty good, is it? I mean, the Saudi oil bubble has been inflating since when, 1965, 1970?

    Should the USA and Canada be one country?-saudi_oil_production-png

    The US has been getting rich since then?
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Probably. Enjoy your future as a Pacific state of the Union.
    I'll pass, thanks.
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I'll pass, thanks.
    Not a choice. Onslaught remember? We'll take Vancouver in a few hours.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Not a choice. Onslaught remember? We'll take Vancouver in a few hours.
    Yeahright. You seen the traffic on Highway 99? Patton would give up and turn around before he hit Richmond. He'd go liberate Point Roberts and have a couple in the Reef Club.
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The premise of this thread seems to be that Canada has a ton of natural resources, the United States has a lot of natural resources, but neither nation has as much as Russia, so we need to merge in order to compete.

    Per capita GDP for Russia: $18,408

    Per capita GDP for the United States: $54,980

    Per capita GDP for Canada: $44,656

    I don't think we have anything to worry about competing with Russia. Natural resources can help with economic growth, but many nations that are very rich in natural resources are poor. Innovation is far more important in today's global economy and the United States and Canada have it in spades. Hell West Virginia has abundant Natural Resources and it hasn't done that much good at all economically.

    As to this notion that Canada needs the United States to help exploit its natural resources. That assumes that Canadians want to develop every square in of their country. They don't. They like having a low population density with a massive wilderness. As others have pointed out, I do think we will become more economically united over time as we already are to a large degree. I would imagine it will get even easier for Canadians to live and work here and for Americans to live and work there, but I don't think we will ever become one country.

    Another point that I have not seen yet is that with the inevitable (sigh) advent of Climate Change, our arctic is melting at a good clip and there are tons of discovers waiting to be found in the melting permafrost. Many believe there is oil, gold, diamonds and other precious stones/metals just waiting to be harvested. Each week we seem to find ships/planes from other countries combing the landscape.
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The US and Canada, despite proximity and many similarities, are still separate cultures with many differences in law and custom.


    In short, no. In particular, I don't think most Canadians would be too keen on the idea, and I can't really blame them.

    Very succinctly put. That pretty much sums it up.
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