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Saturday, 25 July 2009

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Canadians and Americans share a chunk of the northern American continent, they may look alike and may at times also sound alike, but their similarity ends there.

GUNS
1,200 Canadians are killed by guns per year
33,000 Americans are killed by guns per year

WORLDLY AWARE
53 percent of Canadians have passports
23 Percent of Americans have passports (How many are using them is another question)

PATRIOTISM
Canadians wear the Canadian flag on T-shirts and backpacks when travelling abroad.
Americans wear the Canadian flag on T-shirts and backpacks when travelling abroad.

INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY
Canadians are identified as Canadians in all developing countries
Americans identify themselves as Canadians in all developing countries

LANGUAGE
Canadians can speak English and French
Americans can only speak American

NATIONAL SPORT
Canadians national sport is hockey
Americans play football with their hands

FOREIGN POLICY
Canadians believe in Peace Keeping in the world
Americans believe in Policing the world

NATIONAL SYMBOL
The most recognised Canadian international symbol is the 'Mountie'
The most recognised American international symbol is a 'Hillbilly'

CIVIL WAR
The American Civil War lasted 4 years and claimed 620,000 lives, instigated by the slave-owning southern states.
The Canadian Civil War was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour, instigated by the fans of Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.

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