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    Could Canada ever become a superpower?

    Well? If I remember correctly they have a pop of around 30 mil? What are population projections for Canada in the 21st century? Will they reach 100?
    If they do, wouldn't their country (being a developed economy and having a fair amount of energy resources) become a major power?


    And then suppose that something happens to the US? If Canada annexed some of the former US territory it could reach something like 200 million and with a poplation like that could it become a new superpower?




    BTW When will Canada surpass Russia (which currently has a declining population and will go below 100 million sometime this century)?
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    Not going to happen.

    Population of Canada: 31,612,895 (2006 Census).
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    The USA is growing faster, IIRC.

    So no, Canada will never be a superpower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oerdin View Post
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    Not going to happen.

    Population of Canada: 31,612,895 (2006 Census).
    Population: 33,212,696 (July 2008 est.)
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    Nope, Canada is growing faster

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    why would you want California LOL. That state is about to fall apart.

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    and I like how you link a state with gambling and prostitution with Jesus land. I suggest you visit Nevada sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dis View Post
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    and I like how you link a state with gambling and prostitution with Jesus land. I suggest you visit Nevada sometime.
    Fact: Christians are far more likely to hit up whores. Sexual repression leads to all kinds of dangerous behaviour, including gambling.
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    As opposed to ****ing pandas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asher View Post
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    Fact: Christians are far more likely to hit up whores. Sexual repression leads to all kinds of dangerous behaviour, including gambling.
    That's true, look at any casino parking lot and you will see a ton of Utah license plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberski View Post
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    That's true, look at any casino parking lot and you will see a ton of Utah license plates.

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    not true. most come from California.

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    I would think there would be many cars from any bordering state. It's not that big of a mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asher View Post
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    Nope, Canada is growing faster

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    the whole Jesus land is blown out of proportion. It didn't seem that bad when i lived down there. Virginia was the worst though. No strip clubs. Although the funny thing is now I'm back in a state with strip clubs, I have no desire to see them. It was only when we didn't have access to them, I wanted to go to them.

    And Florida isn't really a southern (as in religious conservative) state anymore. Hasn't been for decades.

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    Well? If I remember correctly they have a pop of around 30 mil? What are population projections for Canada in the 21st century? Will they reach 100?
    Unlike the US, we have Euro style birthrates on top of the highest immigration levels anywhere. We are mostly a cold and thinly populated nation.

    The projections in the 21st century have us being one of the stronger western powers, but our population probably won't ever hit 40 million. It might reach 35, but that's about it.

    If they do, wouldn't their country (being a developed economy and having a fair amount of energy resources) become a major power?
    No. Too thinly populated. The US has 10 times our population, and will only continue to take a greater role. Canada could take a far bigger role, but we have not got the inclination to make the most of what we have. We'd much prefer to leech and piggyback off the US, because it's easier.

    And then suppose that something happens to the US? If Canada annexed some of the former US territory it could reach something like 200 million and with a poplation like that could it become a new superpower?
    If anything, people would prefer the opposite annexation of Canada to the US.
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    Nope, Canada is growing faster
    Due solely to immigration. This will change once the birth rate differential starts to take hold.
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    in any case Canada has like no economic power or resources. China will be the next superpower. They are quickly amassing all the world's wealth. How could Canada ever hope to stand up to China? I'd like to see them stand up to Russia even when they try to take the oil in the artic region.

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    in any case Canada has like no economic power or resources. China will be the next superpower.
    If you think Canada has no resources and that is disqualifying, then China has no chance whatsoever.
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    If the big three (US, China, and Russia) nuke the he** out of each other plus Japan, India, and Europe, then Canada could emerge by picking up the North American pieces in the resulting empty spaces. Elsewhise, the nation's very existance represents the Union's error at the end of the Civil War to not turn that army onto Canada and annex them. History is what it is, so Canada soldiers on . My impression has been that the population up there is pretty optimistic and friendly.
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    It depends on how bad global warming gets. Lot's of Americans could emigrate to Canada turning your country into USA II.
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    The biggest problem in Canada beside the seal clubbing , is their insistence that hockey is a sport.

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    They're wrong of course. Seal clubbing *may* be a sport, but hockey certainly isn't.
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    For those confused about his map, it was from the 2000 election, "Jesusland" is just the states that went for Bush.

    But yea, no chance Canada will be a superpower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Kenobi View Post
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    If anything, people would prefer the opposite annexation of Canada to the US.
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