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asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 year ago

why don't you ever hear much about Canada? or Canadian culture, society there? how many people live in Canada?

is Canada very different than the USA? how so?

is it like a very quiet region of the USA? like a very large 51st state maybe?

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  • Lili
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    1 year ago
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    Canada is its own nation with its own culture, but it's more similar to US culture than to, say, British culture. The population is about a 10th the size of that of the US. (The country is larger in terms of territory, but much of it is uninhabited and basically uninhabitable).

    Unlike the US, it has 2 official languages, English and French. It is also a monarchy, with the British monarch being also the monarch of Canada, and it has a prime minister, not a president. Its form of government is federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, whereas the US is a federal presidential constitutional republic (or representative democracy).

    It would take too long to explain Canada's uniqueness. However, one point to be made is that the national sport is pretty much ice hockey, not baseball, football, or basketball. We have ice hockey teams here, too, of course, but we aren't nearly as serious about the sport as the Canadians are.

    Another point is that the Canadians have a national health-care system, which they would definitely not exchange for OUR health-care problems.

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  • -j.
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Despite the fact that the border runs east-west, culturally Canada and the US are more similar north-south.

    British Columbia is much more like Washington or Oregon than it is like Eastern Canada, for instance.

    The Canadian prairies are more like the midwest (Nebraska, Kansas), Ontario is more like New York, and the Maritimes (in the east) are more like Maine.

    And Northern Canada has very few people in it at all because it's a sheet of tundra most of the year.

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  • 1 year ago

    Where did Canadians come from ?...Why did they settle way up there when they could have been warm ?

    Source(s): I don't expect anyone would be able to explain that .... something is fishy here .
    • Lili
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      1 year agoReport

      Canadians came from the same places we did. And many are descended from American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and so immigrated to Canada at the end of the Revolutionary War. They were called the Loyalists.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    same reason you don't hear much about Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Denmark . (they are quiet , reserved people and like to keep to themselves. they live in a peaceful, very normal society and try to shut out the b.s. that is in much of the rest of the world now)

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