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    1. In terms of land area, Canada is larger than the US, yet it seems to be contented to assume a subsidiary role to its hegemonic neighbour. Anyway, the US can never tolerate any country to challenge its hegemony in the Western Hemisphere. It treats Canada as its front yard, and the Caribbean and South America as its backyard.

    Despite its criticism of other countries for taking a "might is right" approach in foreign affairs, the US had engaged in many military interventions against neighbouring countries since its independence from the British Empire.

    American hegemony, as mirrored by the declaration of the US Imperialist Monroe Doctrine in December 1823, is firmer than ever and will remain so for a long time to come. For instance, as recent as June last year (2018), a so-called "trade adviser" to Donald Trump even dared to call a foreign head of state "weak and dishonest".

    "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," he said.

    When can the Canadian giant wake up from its long slumber to overtake the US to be a leading power in the Western Hemisphere?

    2. In view of this, I coin the term "canadus" to mean the following:

    (a) A person who is unambitious and quite easily contented, or lives a quiet, unambitious life.

    (b) A person who fails to live up to his potential to be the very best.

    (c) A person or an entity (for example, a country) who plays second fiddle to someone or another entity.

    3. The following sentences are examples of the use of the new term.

    (i) To be a canadus to an office bully does not mean your job will be trouble-free.

    (ii) To be a canadus to a regional hegemon does not mean that the country will be free from invasion.

    (iii) Your parents will be greatly disappointed if you remain a canadus all your life, passing your time in eating, drinking, merrymaking and even taking marijuana every day.

    (iv) Every man should not content to be a canadus but must aim to develop to his fullest potential.

    https://data.mongabay.com/igapo/worl...cs_by_area.htm

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/10/p...eau/index.html

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-re...ctrine/5659588

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Doctrine

    https://www.thoughtco.com/monroe-doctrine-1773384

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreig..._United_States

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-...nited-states-8

    https://nationalinterest.org/feature...ere-stay-13089

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nada-marijuana
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    1. In terms of land area, Canada is larger than the US, yet it seems to be contented to assume a subsidiary role to its hegemonic neighbour. Anyway, the US can never tolerate any country to challenge its hegemony in the Western Hemisphere. It treats Canada as its front yard, and the Caribbean and South America as its backyard.

    Despite its criticism of other countries for taking a "might is right" approach in foreign affairs, the US had engaged in many military interventions against neighbouring countries since its independence from the British Empire.

    American hegemony, as mirrored by the declaration of the US Imperialist Monroe Doctrine in December 1823, is firmer than ever and will remain so for a long time to come. For instance, as recent as June last year (2018), a so-called "trade adviser" to Donald Trump even dared to call a foreign head of state "weak and dishonest".

    "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," he said.

    When can the Canadian giant wake up from its long slumber to overtake the US to be a leading power in the Western Hemisphere?

    2. In view of this, I coin the term "canadus" to mean the following:

    (a) A person who is unambitious and quite easily contented, or lives a quiet, unambitious life.

    (b) A person who fails to live up to his potential to be the very best.

    (c) A person or an entity (for example, a country) who plays second fiddle to someone or another entity.

    3. The following sentences are examples of the use of the new term.

    (i) To be a canadus to an office bully does not mean your job will be trouble-free.

    (ii) To be a canadus to a regional hegemon does not mean that the country will be free from invasion.

    (iii) Your parents will be greatly disappointed if you remain a canadus all your life, passing your time in eating, drinking, merrymaking and even taking marijuana every day.

    (iv) Every man should not content to be a canadus but must aim to develop to his fullest potential.

    https://data.mongabay.com/igapo/worl...cs_by_area.htm

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/10/p...eau/index.html

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-re...ctrine/5659588

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Doctrine

    https://www.thoughtco.com/monroe-doctrine-1773384

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreig..._United_States

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-...nited-states-8

    https://nationalinterest.org/feature...ere-stay-13089

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nada-marijuana
    Hmm, a few points.

    • There's more than one way to skin a cat and being stupid is not one of them. The Canadians have skillfully rubbed along with the USA and would be wise to avoid poking the somewhat teetering USA. Canada used to have a quite small population, it had only 20m in 1965 which is now 37m and will be 44m by 2050. In the long run Canada will be in a much stronger position than it has been up until now.

    • Despite appearances Canada isn't a cuddly entity and like the USA and Australia they aren't so much an ex-colony of the UK as they are a country defined by European Colonial Values. They gladly row in behind the US and its Anglosphere Allies when those Allies go using their military to mould the world to suit their nefarious intentions.

    • Having watched the USA invade or install puppet regimes all over the world in order to gain access to resources. Canada knows that its resource rich vast territories stand between the main body of the USA and the USA's territorial acquisition in Alaska. When your large aggressive neighbour is largely friendly to you and buying a large amount of your resources, you don't then start a fight with that neighbour who could easily steamroller over the porous border and decide that it's never going to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaadi View Post
    Hmm, a few points.

    • There's more than one way to skin a cat and being stupid is not one of them. The Canadians have skillfully rubbed along with the USA and would be wise to avoid poking the somewhat teetering USA. Canada used to have a quite small population, it had only 20m in 1965 which is now 37m and will be 44m by 2050. In the long run Canada will be in a much stronger position than it has been up until now.

    • Despite appearances Canada isn't a cuddly entity and like the USA and Australia they aren't so much an ex-colony of the UK as they are a country defined by European Colonial Values. They gladly row in behind the US and its Anglosphere Allies when those Allies go using their military to mould the world to suit their nefarious intentions.

    • Having watched the USA invade or install puppet regimes all over the world in order to gain access to resources. Canada knows that its resource rich vast territories stand between the main body of the USA and the USA's territorial acquisition in Alaska. When your large aggressive neighbour is largely friendly to you and buying a large amount of your resources, you don't then start a fight with that neighbour who could easily steamroller over the porous border and decide that it's never going to leave.
    Not everything is well in their relations as shown in their border disputes. When a country "shares" resources with a stronger neighbour, it would find itself at the bad end of the bargain.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/22671...-never-studied

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opin...ticle21189764/

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-a...13-p4zx3n.html

    https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/...ca-are-at-war/
    Last edited by reedak; 28-01-2019 at 09:42 PM.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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