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Old 03-08-2017, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Since Canada is on the border of the US, would it have naturally have more in common with the US culturally, or conversely since its a member of the nations of Commonwealth, would it have more in common with the other commonwealth countries like Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom? This obviously only applies to English speaking Canadians, what are you views?
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:40 AM
 
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They mostly watch the same TV, drive the same big cars, play hockey, have many of the same mannerisms, eat mostly the same food as Americans, dress the same and unless you're North American, you probably can't tell the accents apart. OTH, they spend a lot of energy on trying not be like Americans and still recognize the British crown.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:44 AM
 
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I'd go so far as to say Aussies and Kiwis have a lot in common with Americans. It's not slam dunk to say they have more in common with the Brits.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:12 AM
 
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It's disappointing that Canada isn't appreciated for its own identity. It's a country always being compared to somewhere else.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:30 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Canadian, British, Australian, Irish, New Zealanders, we ALL have rather a lot in common, all Anglo countries do, its the English language that ties us together, we all share popular culture because of it.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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Canadian, British, Australian, Irish, New Zealanders, we ALL have rather a lot in common, all Anglo countries do, its the English language that ties us together, we all share popular culture because of it.
That's true for the most part. It's far too nuanced to do it country by country. Somebody from the American plains states will have more in common with people in Manitoba and Saskatchewan than they will with people from New York City.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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Canadian, British, Australian, Irish, New Zealanders, we ALL have rather a lot in common, all Anglo countries do, its the English language that ties us together, we all share popular culture because of it.
True. More in common than not.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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To my perception there are few things telling each anglo culture apart.
The only thing which I note that plays a distinct role in each culture is the sport. Each one developed its own style of football. Englishmen developed the FIFA football (or soccer, like Americans say), Americans and Canadians have Gridiron Football, and Australians have the Aussie Football. Also, cricket and rugby are more popular in UK, NZ and Australia while baseball and basketball are more popular in USA/Canada.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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This is recurring thread that seems to get restarted every couple of months. We just finished one it seems.


Anyway...


For everyday culture it's much, much closer to the U.S.


In terms of ethos and mindset it's more a mix and there are many commonalities of views between (Anglo-)Canadians and people in the UK-Oz-NZ that differ slightly from American attitudes.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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This is recurring thread that seems to get restarted every couple of months. We just finished one it seems.

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Yep.


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It's disappointing that Canada isn't appreciated for its own identity. It's a country always being compared to somewhere else.
This thread denies the identities of pretty much all countries mentioned. Even Australia and New Zealand, which most Brits and Americans usually think of as alike, have their points of similarities and profound differences. And of course, the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have long been pretty culturally diverse immigrant societies anyway, and there has been a lot of parallel migration to each from common source countries like China, Viet Nam, Italy, Poland, Germany, Korea, Greece, Ireland, Macedonia......

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