Canada vs. United States

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Canada and United States are two of the largest countries in the world. They are friendly neighbor states and share a large border. The worlds largest waterfall, Niagara Falls, is also on the border of the two countries.

While both countries are democracies, their style of government is different. French and English are the official languages in Canada while in the U.S., English is the official language. Many government services in the U.S. are also provided in Spanish because of its large Hispanic population.

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Currency Canadian Dollar ($) (CAD) United States Dollar ($) (USD)
Demonym Canadian American
Capital Ottawa, Ontario Washington, D.C.
Calling code +1 +1
Internet TLD .ca .us .gov .mil .edu
Time zone (UTC-3.5 to -8) (UTC−5 to −10)
Government Parliamentary democracy (federal constitutional monarchy) Federal presidential constitutional republic
Official language(s) English, French None at federal level
Official languages English, French English (De Facto)
Drives on the Right Right
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Canada (IPA: /ˈkænədə/) is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.
Largest city Toronto New York City (19,949,502)
Regional Divisions 10 Provinces and 3 Territories 56 political divisions (50 States, 1 Federal District, and 5 major overseas territories)
National Anthem God Save the Queen (Royal Anthem), O Canada (National Anthem) Star-Spangled Banner
Description of Flag Red and White. Red Maple Leaf in the centre Red and white stripes, and 50 white stars on a blue background on the upper left corner.
Literacy rate 99% 99%
Date formats DD/MM/YY MM/DD/YYYY
National language English & French English (De Facto)
GDP (nominal) : Total $1.089 trillion (2006 estimate) 16.80 trillion
Life expectancy 82 82
Language(s) English, French English (De Facto), Spanish
Speaker of the House The Hon. Andrew Scheer, M.P. John Boehner (R)
Official Name Canada The United States of America (USA)
Written Language Canadian English English
Total length of land border 8,893 km 12, 034 kms
Lowest point Great Slave Lake, NWT (-458m) Badwater Basin (−85.5 m)
Nominal GDP Per Capita (2013) $50,343 $52,852
Tallest Building CN Tower (553 m) One World Trade Center (546.2 m)

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edit American

Both Canada and USA are in the continent of North America. But the epithet "American" usually applies to people and products from the U.S. Likewise "America" usually refers to the US.

edit Portrayal of Canadians in the U.S.

American sitcoms usually poke fun at their neighbor (e.g. "Oh honey, Canadians don't matter" in That 70s Show) and often portray a stereotype of Canadians as polite people who are passionate about hockey.

edit Portrayal of Americans in Canada

Canadian television often portrays Americans as loud, opinionated people with a limited knowledge of things outside the U.S. Rick Mercer's Talking to Americans included Governor Mike Huckabee believing that Canada was building a dome over its "National Igloo" to protect it from global warming.

American film can also portray Americans this way. Canadian Bacon, an American film, had John Candy's character say "There is a time for thinking and a time for action and this, gentlemen, is no time to think," when debating whether to initiate an attack.

edit Sports

Football, baseball and basketball are the most popular sports in the U.S. while ice hockey is the most popular Canadian sport.

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Anonymous comments (13)

March 24, 2014, 4:39pm

Both countries are equal except for some differences but they should be at peace and respect each other

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April 10, 2014, 11:13pm

USA!!

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May 14, 2014, 2:38am

U.S.A

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March 26, 2014, 12:01am

We are NOT Eskimos America, we are regular people just like you. Especially in the summer when it can get up to +40• CELSIUS!!!!! Oh and we are different cuz we have nice colourful money:) and no 1 or 2 dollar bills and like U's:) and we say zed (the proper way!) not zee.

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January 6, 2014, 3:01pm

USA USA USA !!!

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January 6, 2014, 8:03am

Usa

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March 26, 2014, 12:02am

CANADA!!!!!!!

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February 28, 2014, 10:38pm

Correction: The US has no official language, nor official language of government.

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January 21, 2014, 3:18pm

As a Chinese student, I prefer America

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January 6, 2014, 8:03am

Usa

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October 21, 2013, 5:33am

Canadians have an inferiority complex in regards to the U.S. whereas Americans seldom think of Canada at all.

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May 20, 2014, 8:22pm

canada

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March 24, 2013, 12:08am

Canada's better in most ways.

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