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Old 01-06-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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Many Americans come across Canadians who exhibit strong and exaggerated reactions whenever a foreigner from a country other than the USA or Canada mistakes them to be American.

They also insist to these people that they have an identity other than being non-American (these foreigner friends usually say Canada has no identity).

Many Canadians are also seen exhibiting insecure behavior with regard to the USA. These symptoms range from criticizing Americans and American policies virulently and then patting themselves on the back telling one another how Canadian policies differ and thus are better, banding together to diss Americans, gloating when natural disasters afflict the US, gloating and going on and on about perceived American lack so as to console yourselves (and convince your brethren that your own standing is not as miserable as the truth: this usually comes in the form of the American economy/deficit which was only caused by the free-wheeling capitalism and foreign policy course sought by the USA) and many other symptoms.

I found the insecure behavior interesting because very few Americans bother about Canada or Canadians. Americans don't bother discussing Canada at all. Americans are inward looking, and highly individualistic. We do enjoy comparing ourselves with one another, or comparing our own cities. Most do not even know much about Canada like who its leader is, what kind of country it is, how little inhabitable land it has, for eg very few Americans know that Canada is one of the most socialist countries in the world that after the American elections, we have juvenile election losers making childish statements like if Obama wins the election, they'd move to Canada (only cited because of close proximity and perceived similarity in racial demographic), clearly unaware that Canada is more socialist than Obama can ever make the USA.

As far as the inferiority complex goes there is no doubt that it is in existence as there are countless articles and discussions on the topic on the Internet, including those published by YOUR country.

http://speeches.empireclub.org/62586/data

WikiLeaks: Do Canadians have an inferiority complex? - Point of View

Is Canada more than not America? | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun

Mad Canuck: Canada's National Inferiority Complex

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/...ority-complex/

A simple google of the words Canada Inferiority Complex garnered About 248,000 results (0.21 seconds).
(Google was invented by the USA as with practically every modern advancement in the last five decades)

Canada's inferiority complex was exposed by Wikileaks two years ago.http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/12...mos-on-canada/

What I am curious about is why does Canada have such an unhealthy self-esteem? Is it just the classic usual, small-brother syndrome (like UK/Ireland, Australia/NZ)? Or is it because you haven't gotten over how you chose to stuck with the Brits and only got your independence 30 years ago?

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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The OP is right on the money.

Ask a Canadian what makes them Canadian the answer from 60% will be ''I'm not an American"

I'm Canadian and spend plenty of time in the US .
 
Old 01-06-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Lets settle this on the Ice!

After 113 days, deal reached to end NHL lockout | StarTribune.com
 
Old 01-06-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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The USA will win again lol
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: The South
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The OP is right on the money.

Ask a Canadian what makes them Canadian the answer from 60% will be ''I'm not an American"

I'm Canadian and spend plenty of time in the US .
I did a cruise a few years back and there were a bunch of Canadians on board. I could tell they were not Americans because each one had on a tee shirt that pro claimed "I am Canadian". I thought it was funny.
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I went to the International Peace Garden on the North Dakota and Manitoba border, beautiful place and when you're there you will see this.... http://www.digitalhorizonsonline.org...B=0&DMROTATE=0

Why create tension? USA and Canada are friends.
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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What a load of crap from a Kansas resident... After reading all the Birther nonesense, all your teabagger drivel,about all your mass shootings almost daily, all your political madness, your rightwing alternate reality media sources i dont think Canadians are in anyway feeling inferior to Americans but rather superior to americans.
I am a resident of MO, not KS. But KS is lovely to me too.

Beyond kindly communicating merely anecdotal accounts that many Americans are very much aware of and exposed to when we travel, I was kind enough to provide the evidence on the Internet, those publications are Canadian ones and not American ones. Wikileaks also exposed this two years ago. In case literacy was a problem for you.
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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youthinkso the op just bitchslapped you and all other Canadians and you are in total agreement with this troll from kansas ? you may live in Canada but you aint no Canadian.I got a great idea next time you make one of your many trips to your precious USA why not stay there.
You know, calling anyone whom you cannot contend with sheer engagement a "troll" is very year 1998. About the time when Canadians started enjoying the Internet (that came from the USA).
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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A Canadian mikmaq32 on this forum said that Canadians can't stand American patriotism, Americans' saying God Bless America, and Americans celebrating Independence Day. Canada's strong anti-americanism He says Canadians do not have the same nationalism. And he claims that this difference is the only difference separating his country and the USA.

I'll like to shatter his myth now. That's NOT the only difference separating us. USA and Canada are not alike in many ways! No American is surprised that Canada doesn't have the same nationalism. Didn't you remain a British colony until 1982? You only became a country 30 years ago? Canada Act 1982 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Is that not right? In fact, don't you still worship the Queen in the UK as the head of your state? "Canada is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state." Refer to Canada Act.

How can a "country" that has its head of state as a Queen, a QUEEN with tea and crumpets who's s a citizen of ANOTHER country, be nationalistic? Our ideas of a "nation" are obviously grossly unaligned. It is difficult to be nationalist when you willingly refuse to let go of the apron strings of another country, wouldn't you say. Why would you be surprised that the USA has nationalism that you don't have? Are you not intelligent? Could you name a country that was willing to be unleashed from the failed British empire later than Canada? Thanks!
 
Old 01-06-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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A Canadian mikmaq32 on this forum said that Canadians can't stand American patriotism, Americans' saying God Bless America, and Americans celebrating Independence Day. Canada's strong anti-americanism He says Canadians do not have the same nationalism. And he claims that this difference is the only difference separating his country and the USA.

I'll like to shatter his myth now. That's NOT the only difference separating us. USA and Canada are not alike in many ways! No American is surprised that Canada doesn't have the same nationalism. Didn't you remain a British colony until 1982? You only became a country 30 years ago? Canada Act 1982 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Is that not right? In fact, don't you still worship the Queen in the UK as the head of your state? "Canada is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state." Refer to Canada Act.

How can a "country" that has its head of state as a Queen, a QUEEN with tea and crumpets who's s a citizen of ANOTHER country, be nationalistic? Our ideas of a "nation" are obviously grossly unaligned. It is difficult to be nationalist when you willingly refuse to let go of the apron strings of another country, wouldn't you say. Why would you be surprised that the USA has nationalism that you don't have? Are you not intelligent? Could you name a country that was willing to be unleashed from the failed British empire later than Canada? Thanks!
I think you have low self-esteem and identity issues to obsess about us Canadians so much.
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