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Old 07-12-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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What if America and Canada became one country? Of course, this is almost impossible, but what the hay, let's imagine it. Obviously, the economy would grow (more exports, more companies, more large, thriving cities). But what about government? Sports? Travel? Would it help or destroy America? Would we be recognized even more internationally?

What are your takes on this improable, more like impossible situation?
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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and there went our country
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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What if America and Canada became one country? Of course, this is almost impossible, but what the hay, let's imagine it. Obviously, the economy would grow (more exports, more companies, more large, thriving cities). But what about government? Sports? Travel? Would it help or destroy America? Would we be recognized even more internationally?

What are your takes on this improable, more like impossible situation?
Canada would benefit more than the U.S.

Canada has far fewer people so their tax dollars would barely impact the US government at all while Canada would get back more in-return

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I don't really see much change happening outside of politics and the economy.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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We'd have a much better chance at gold medals in hockey... Plus there'd be way more Mexicans in Toronto and Vancouver.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The Northeast would become even more powerful haha...Boston, Baltimore, Montréal, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Washington DC. Pretty solid lineup there.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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It would suck for Canada.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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NY, Boston, etc downwards would return to what it truly is, Mid Atlantic. Even Montreal would be pushing it being called NE.






If DC is NE in a US Canada Combo, what area are the Baffin islands in??
Actually Htown, much of the huge northern areas your maps show in northern Quebec and the Arctic island are very sparsely inhabited. Most of Canada's population lives in the Southern part of the country, often near the US border. In the Northeast, it is in the corridor between Windsor, Ontario and Quebec City, Quebec, where more than half of Canada's population lives.

Also notice on your second map how the roads sort of end in Ontartio and Quebec. That is because as you head north to Hudson Bay and the Arctic, the population drops off dramatically, mostly just a few scattered Native American villages.

My point is that there is a difference between the settled North (the Northern US and Southern Canada) and the wilder & colder Far North, which is largely undeveloped.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Actually Htown, much of the huge northern areas your maps show in northern Quebec and the Arctic island are very sparsely inhabited. Most of Canada's population lives in the Southern part of the country, often near the US border. In the Northeast, it is in the corridor between Windsor, Ontario and Quebec City, Quebec, where more than half of Canada's population lives.

Also notice on your second map how the roads sort of end in Ontartio and Quebec. That is because as you head north to Hudson Bay and the Arctic, the population drops off dramatically, mostly just a few scattered Native American villages.

My point is that there is a difference between the settled North (the Northern US and Southern Canada) and the wilder & colder Far North, which is largely undeveloped.
doesn't matter. It would still be part of the country whether it is settled or not.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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doesn't matter. It would still be part of the country weather it is settled or not.
Country weather?
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