20 Differences between America and Canada ...


Do you know the differences between America and Canada?

Well, that sounds like the opening line of a joke.

The differences between America and Canada will certainly be of interest to you if you are a native of either country but others might be fascinated too – I am!

Here’s my list of 20 differences between America and Canada.

1. Geography

How America and Canada differ in their governmental land boundaries is that Canada has territories and provinces and America has states.

Canadians have the tundra, Americans have some desert.2

They both lack vegetation, but there is one major difference though, the tundra has an abundance of frozen water and the desert has a major lack of water.

2. Currency

Each country has its own version of the dollar.

The Canadians still use their 2 dollar bill.

They call their single bills loonies and their 2 dollar bills toonies.

They have major affection for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, for some unknown reason.

If I need to explain that joke, then you just need to move on.

3. Head of Government

Canadians maintain the same system as the British Government, while the Americans created a Republic with a president as the leader of the country instead of a Prime Minister.2

Canadians like their Queen, Americans like the band Queen.

This is one of the many ways that Canadians and Americans differ.

4. General Demeanor

Americans view Canadians as pushovers and being polite to a fault.

The Canadians view Americans as rude and overly impolite.

The difference between the US and Canada is that when traveling abroad the Canadians are proud to show where they are from and are not knocked for it, while Americans are warned to not look “American” for fear of retribution in other countries.

This says all that needs to be said about the way each country’s demeanor is perceived around the rest of the world.

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