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    Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    I'm pretty sure the majority of Americans and Canadians will be against this idea.... however I'd like to put it out there for discussion.

    Unless you're living under a rock, you know that there exists such a thing as the European Union. In it, several European countries have come together to form a bloc in which they share a common currency, certain branches of government, in which there is a free flow of people, and they are working toward a mutual defense system.


    I will lay out a case why I think such a union between the United States and Canada could be beneficial to both parties, and could work better than even the EU.


    1.) Cultural similarities - Both countries speak English as their first language. The way they talk are virtually indistinguishable from one another. Vancouver and Seattle have more in common with each other, culturally, than either one does with Birmingham Alabama, for example. Toronto and Buffalo have more in common than either has with Dallas.

    This is not the case in the EU, and their union still works. USA and Canada are a natural cultural fit.


    2.) National Defense - Today, we have NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) which essentially serves to link up the United States and Canada as one unit when it comes to the defense of our continent from foreign invasions. Canada benefits from the US' huge military providing security, and the US benefits from the early warning and defense from the north by, potentially, the Russians or others.

    The EU has no such defense agreement, but their union still works. Norad has existed and worked well for both countries since 1956.


    3.) Alaska - The only way to get to Alaska is to drive through or fly over Canada. It helps to be able to get to and access your own territories freely.


    4.) Economy - Canada is extremely blessed with natural resources. At least equal to that of the United States. Russia is more blessed than either one. The only way Canada or the US can match the Russians is to combine forces.

    Here's a breakdown:

    CANADA -

    Proven oil reserves: 173.9 billion barrels
    Proven gas reserves: 70 trillion cubic feet
    Proven coal reserves: 7.8 billion tons

    Energy portfolio... total value: $20.2 trillion



    Metal and ore reserves... $1 trillion


    Reserves composition (value):

    79% Potash
    6% Iron ore
    5% Nickel
    3% Gold
    3% Copper
    1% Zinc
    1% Platinum (PGM)

    Years of production: 56




    UNITED STATES -

    Proven oil reserves: 35 billion barrels
    Proven gas reserves: 300 trillion cubic feet
    Proven coal reserves: 237 billion tons

    Energy portfolio.... total value: $28.5 trillion


    Metal and ore reserves... $613 billion

    Reserves composition (value):

    20% Copper
    19% Iron Ore
    12% Gold
    5% Platinum (PGM)
    4% Zinc
    3% Potash

    Years of production: 44



    RUSSIA -

    Proven oil reserves: 87 billion barrels
    Proven gas reserves: 1,163 trillion cubic feet
    Proven coal reserves: 157 billion tons

    Energy portfolio.... total value: $40.7 trillion


    Metal and ore reserves... $1.63 trillion

    Reserves composition (value):

    49% Iron ore
    20% Potash
    14% Platinum (PGM)
    8% Gold
    5% Nickel
    4% Copper

    Years of production: 99



    So you can see, the only way the US or Canada can match Russia as far as resources go is to combine forces, in which case we surpass the Russians.

    So this benefits the Americans on the global stage. On the other hand, the US is blessed with a large, educated, and industrial population and we have the largest GDP in the world by a long shot. Canada could benefit greatly from free American investment minus all the legal and currency hurdles that exist today.



    5.) We get Burger King back, and two types of bacon > one type of bacon.




    What do you think? Would you be in favor of the USA and Canada joining forces, or is it better to continue as is?

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    What do you have against Canada? We're in the War business and they're in the Peace business. It's OK to go to Cuba from Canada, so it must be a free Country, because you can't do that from the USA, so I guess it's not a free Country. Would the Canadians have to get the same CIA Media that feeds the braindead in the USA or will they be allowed to seek the truth? These questions are legion. We haven't even discussed the debt. That'd be like a millstone around those Canuck necks, and I, for one, like the Canucks. Before the USA locked up the border, I used to go there often. Doesn't seem to be a free Country in the USA anymore. Anyways, the suggestion is like asking if we should give all Cananians a good case of the clap. I'm not thinking you'll get many favorable responses.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Um, how about no.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    No, no and ****ing no.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No, no and ****ing no.
    I like how most of those voting "no" are not Americans or Canadian.

    Mostly Europeans responding so far. What are you scared of, Anandablue?

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I like how most of those voting "no" are not Americans or Canadian.

    Mostly Europeans responding so far. What are you scared of, Anandablue?
    I'm Canadian bub bub.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    No, simply because of how much more Left Leaning their population tends to be in relation to the United States. It'd be like the UK/Scotland situation all over again.

    If were ever going to take Canada, it should have been during the Revolution. Unfortunately, neither side was willing to look past the French Catholic / Anglo-Saxon-German Protestant divide seriously enough to make that any sort of union a reality at the time.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    I would hate to see Canada get ruined.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    You could make the case that US CAN MEX are already a bloc via NAFTA.
    Not strictly speaking the same as EU but close.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Two radically different cultural norms.

    See the EU, and how well THAT'S working out for THEM.
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