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USA vs Canada

The major difference between USA and Canada of a political nature. Perhaps it is more politically correct to say that the major difference is political involvement? Comparing the two countries effectively would take a very long article, one that you’re probably not interested in reading all the way through. Besides geographic and climate differences, and differences in predominant languages, there is a strong difference in world interaction. Some may see this as a good thing, while others interpret it as a bad thing.

Geographic and climate differences are rather obvious. There is more cold arctic air in Canada, and the US has portions that extend close enough to the equator to be considered subtropical. This is also the reason for difference in national pastimes, as winter sports are more traditional in Canada.

Canada also has regions with people who speak predominantly French, while the US has areas of inhabitants who speak predominantly Spanish. Both countries have areas where immigrants from all over the world have settled, creating their own subculture within the culture.

Canada has abolished the death penalty for all crimes, including capital offenses. The United States has a state by state allocution, that allows each individual state to make its own determination about the death penalty. Ironically, Canada’s murder rate is lower than the United States’, and convictions for murder are higher (when comparing percentages not numbers) than in the United States. Canada also allows for legal gay marriages, while this is considered a state by state issue in the United States.

Abroad, Canada has more of a voice than most people believe. However, the United States takes on a stronger political position, and has an increased vested interest in foreign affairs. Canada is willing to get involved in political maneuvers only when it is necessary. They tend to do so quietly, and are less intermingled with ongoing political problems throughout the world than the United States. This makes the country more autonomous, and able to stay much more neutral when it comes to difficult political issues and the responding actions.

Both countries are held to a high standard, and both countries have their own benefits. Each country operates on a voting system for political power, albeit there are major differences in each system. There is a political check and balance system in play for both countries. Canada has spent its energies, and time, building a country filled with its own resources, where it has been possible. The United States has an outreach budget for countries outside of its jurisdiction, which often conflicts with the needs of its own people. Being bordering countries, each share in an agenda of peace, and have managed to keep differing political practices from interfering with their peaceful agenda.

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  1. I was wondering what the differece in cultures were the two, could you please elaborate a little futher? Thank You

  2. who is the publisher of your website?

  3. What options for gay community in USA and Canada?

    • I know I’m, late, but for anyone else stumbling upon this, Canada is very progressive (More so than the US), in that it has legalized gay marriage, among other things.

      • Progressive? This is a matter of principle. We as American have what Canadians do not have. For example: We have our inspired Constitution, and its amendments. And the very first one is: Freedom of religion. This entitles Americans to fight for their own believes. Gay marriage goes against this amendment. Because it forces to all religions to accept it. A church will lose its power to decide if they denied the gay couple to be married in their chapel or cathedral. That is unfair for Christians or any other religion or practice. That is just like giving the smokers the right to smoke on peoples faces at the time. So lets isolate the problem, smokers can only smoke in designated areas, so gay people build your own chapel and keep yourself in your own bubble rather than forcing your ideals on our society. Many will accept this so call new style of living, but not everybody. So that tells you there that something is wrong on that picture. If you have to force things into our society rather than following the pattern of nature, which is: Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of GOD. And by this covenant between the two, children will be coming in a natural way, without “adopting”. By doing so, our society will continue to exist. Other wise, will ceased to exist.

        • You’re an idiot! Just another stupid religious fool! America is a great county aside from the morons (like yourself) who inhabit it. You need to focus on something else like the terrorism in the world and not gay marriage. Who gives a fuck!

        • i agree with you sir .. and don’t listen to jami who responded to you by insult just because you are a part of america and have the right to say your opinion
          i apologize for you

  4. And Canada has free health care! hello!!

  5. what are canada and USA differences and similarities???

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