Should The United States And Canada Become One Country?

October 5, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

J. Dana Stuster outlined the argument of Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country:

  • A merger of the two countries would create the world’s biggest economy – even greater than that of the European Union.
  • It would also be the world’s largest landmass, exceeding Russia’s size.
  • Canada has an energy-resource rich north while America has the expertise and capital to develop this region. The two could come together for an economic bonanza.
  • Since America and Canada are each other’s largest trading partners this would mean that trade deficits would shrink.
  • If Canadian states are just absorbed into America then the country could still be called the United States of America. But if a more formal ‘merger’ takes place then it could be called Ameri-Canada.
  • It could also be called the very inspirational “Canamerica” – preferably without a question mark at the end.

Read more of the argument here.

Source: Foreign Policy