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Old 04-24-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Australia isn't richer than Britain.

We are growing fastest in Europe and faster than America this year.
And Australia actually has a massive debt.
Britan has a far larger total debt per person than Australia.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DXjLvqr3y1...ernational.png

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Old 04-24-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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the majority of canadians may be catholic but the country is protestant in charechter ( nothing wrong with that btw )

i agree that canada has always been much less alligned with england than australia and especially new zealand , the main reason for this of course is that canada sits next door to the most influential nation on earth
Canada is not really majority Catholic. Catholics were and may still be the largest single group but if you look at this map you will see how concentrated Catholics are in one region of the country:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/GAL...07_4_22_24.PNG

The reason why Catholics were such a huge block is that almost all French Canadians (25% of the total population of the country) were Catholic. Add on the non-French who were Catholic and that made a lot of people, but in the more anglo parts of the country Catholics were almost never the majority and what one might call a Protestant societal character does tend to persist there.

A few things about the map:

- the larger divisions that are generally in the north of the provinces and in the territories tend to be sparsely populated.

- the areas in BC in the west that are no religion would have been protestant areas a generation or two ago.

- in the provinces adjoining Quebec on either side and a bit beyond you have red (Catholic) areas. These tend to be the ones with large French-speaking (or French origin but assimilated to English) populations but Catholicism remains strong there

- the Toronto area appears Catholic because it has large Italian, Portuguese, Irish, Philippino, etc. communities but Ontario as a whole retains a pretty strong Protestant mindset.

As does English Canada as a whole.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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i agree that canada has always been much less alligned with england than australia and especially new zealand , the main reason for this of course is that canada sits next door to the most influential nation on earth
Yet in some ways Canada's involvement in world conflicts has been more strongly linked to the UK while Australia has acted more as a US ally. Canada introduced conscription to support its WWI involvement while Australia did not; in WWII Canadian forces served largely in Europe along side the UK while Australia fought with the US in the south west Pacific; both Australia and New Zealand were involved in the Indo China conflicts of the 1960-70s as part of US efforts; and more recently Australian forces also saw action in Iraq.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Britan has a far larger total debt per person than Australia.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DXjLvqr3y1...ernational.png
But its not in the Western Hemisphere so wasn't affected by the Recession.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Oh for god sake.

Canada is nothing like Presbyterians trust me!!
the country has a sober , reserved manner about it , im not saying its a copy of ballymena , influences are often subtle in appearance
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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But so does Mexico and the UK is more like the USA than Mexico.
we are not discussing mexico which is a latin culture which unlike canada , the usa , australia , new zealand , was founded by an entirely different colonial power ( spain )
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Canada is not really majority Catholic. Catholics were and may still be the largest single group but if you look at this map you will see how concentrated Catholics are in one region of the country:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/GAL...07_4_22_24.PNG

The reason why Catholics were such a huge block is that almost all French Canadians (25% of the total population of the country) were Catholic. Add on the non-French who were Catholic and that made a lot of people, but in the more anglo parts of the country Catholics were almost never the majority and what one might call a Protestant societal character does tend to persist there.

A few things about the map:

- the larger divisions that are generally in the north of the provinces and in the territories tend to be sparsely populated.

- the areas in BC in the west that are no religion would have been protestant areas a generation or two ago.

- in the provinces adjoining Quebec on either side and a bit beyond you have red (Catholic) areas. These tend to be the ones with large French-speaking (or French origin but assimilated to English) populations but Catholicism remains strong there

- the Toronto area appears Catholic because it has large Italian, Portuguese, Irish, Philippino, etc. communities but Ontario as a whole retains a pretty strong Protestant mindset.

As does English Canada as a whole.
ive relatives who live in vancouver island , they are catholic but act like the flanders family in the simpsons in every way , they would not be out of place at a republican convention in the usa , incredibly conservative people
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Yet in some ways Canada's involvement in world conflicts has been more strongly linked to the UK while Australia has acted more as a US ally. Canada introduced conscription to support its WWI involvement while Australia did not; in WWII Canadian forces served largely in Europe along side the UK while Australia fought with the US in the south west Pacific; both Australia and New Zealand were involved in the Indo China conflicts of the 1960-70s as part of US efforts; and more recently Australian forces also saw action in Iraq.
im aware of canada when it comes to military foreign policy and how it often distanced itself from its southern neighbour , i was more refering to culture and lifestyle , canada is much more similar to the usa than england - australia in this regard
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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But its not in the Western Hemisphere so wasn't affected by the Recession.
no , unlike britain , it is not hugely reliant on financial services which bore the brunt of the credit crisis , australia is a commodities super power
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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Most emigrants (at least according to British expat forums) to Australia from the UK have a trade skill that Australia needs. We do not qualify people with trade skills to move here, only college degrees. That's a big reason why there's few Brits here compared to Australia. The same applies to Canada as well, I am not aware that they accept trade certs as meeting requirements for immigration.
British professionals have been leaving Britain in droves and emigrating to America/Canada for decades. They work in many industries over there. We're not just a nation of Electricians or Plumbers!!

No offence to any Electricians or Plumbers on the board. I just think it's insulting to insinuate that we don't have skilled people that would be wanted/needed in America.

I personally know many Britons that work in the game industry in America.

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I also believe most Brits living in the US are here because of an American spouse.
Don't be silly. 700,000+ Britons in America, and you think most of them are there because of marrying an American.

There are a similar number of Germans living over there. Do you think the same is true for them? Or, are they the pioneers that will take America forward in the 21st century.
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