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Old 05-19-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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Nope. If you ever become more powerful, then you'll be seen as a threat to the US. Then the American government will do anything to bring you down. Also, we have the most powerful military in the world, and we're your biggest trading partner, so it won't end well.

Not saying I condone any of those actions, but that's probably what would happen.
Like what they are doing to China right now.


however, if Canada does become that big, the US would need to think twice before doing anything to harm it, because chances are that it would harm itself as well.


Plus, when that day comes, the US might not be the most powerful nation in the world any more, if the current trends continue. The US hasn't been the most powerful country for that long.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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Canada will never be a superpower - as long as it has to bow to the Queen of England.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves - it's just another English colony :-)
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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Canada will never be a superpower - as long as it has to bow to the Queen of England.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves - it's just another English colony :-)
yeah, Canadian "accent" and "the Queen" are two eternal magnets for obsessive trolls on the Canada forum. Why not get a life already.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Canada will never be a superpower - as long as it has to bow to the Queen of England.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves - it's just another English colony :-)
IMO the queen is just a symbolic figurehead from a bygone era, we are also no longer a current colony of England, however for some perspective on your opinion perhaps you could cite some relevant examples of Canadians bowing to the Queen in todays context and perhaps you could provide some clarification on how Canada is currently an English colony.. IMO Canada became its own country on July 1 1867.
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Canada's final vestige of legal dependence on the United Kingdom was terminated in 1982 with the enactment of the Canada Act, which transferred control of the constitution over to the country
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:24 AM
 
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IMO the queen is just a symbolic figurehead from a bygone era, we are also no longer a current colony of England, however for some perspective on your opinion perhaps you could cite some relevant examples of Canadians bowing to the Queen in todays context and perhaps you could provide some clarification on how Canada is currently an English colony.. IMO Canada became its own country on July 1 1867.
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You're wasting your typing with that one Jambo.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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So some wizard waves a wand and we become a superpower......what then?
We send in Trudeau to beat them up
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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Canada just has to be a good place to live. Superpower is for egos.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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You're wasting your typing with that one Jambo.
Yeah - beating a dead horse there.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:38 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Nope. If you ever become more powerful, then you'll be seen as a threat to the US. Then the American government will do anything to bring you down. Also, we have the most powerful military in the world, and we're your biggest trading partner, so it won't end well.

Not saying I condone any of those actions, but that's probably what would happen.




Surely you are joking if America was that type of country we would do the exact same thing to the United Kingdom. The Canadians are our friends and as a matter of fact as close friends as the British.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:54 PM
 
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yeah, Canadian "accent" and "the Queen" are two eternal magnets for obsessive trolls on the Canada forum. Why not get a life already.

That comment is definitely provocative, however there is a little bit of merit....you may want to hear what Paul Keating, former Labor Prime Minister of Australia (not exactly an internet troll) has to say about having a foreign monarch as a head of state.


"....the fact is that Australia can only be a great country when it claims as a head of state one of its own...it will be forever have that derivativeness about it while our head of state is the Queen of England and we share her with 16 other countries and, by the way, we get around with a British flag in the corner of our flag, I mean, great states do not do these things...."



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-VROFP2d-A


My personal take on the topic of this thread is that I do not see any advantages for Canada to become a "superpower" and Canada has not the ambition, the resources and the geographic position to reach superpower status anyway.

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