ok wow I am glad you knew that info....and hopefully you diden't just google it
I learned it all from Canadian television, Hank.
but the point I was trying to make was about the avg Canadian
I used to be a medium, but now I take a large. Does that make me above average?
go up to 10 people on the street and ask them about say.... Sweden .....how many will even know the population or the governement in power or ....ect
Ask ten people in Canada and ten people in the US and you will get more, and more accurate, information from the ten Canadians.
...the point I was trying to counter was that Americans are dumb because they don't know as much about Canada as we do about them.......like I said it's simply that they are the cultural giant and all your tv and radio and news is about the US every day
If it was all about the US, I wouldn't have known about Greenland, would I?
The truth is that American media is all about the US all of the time. Even their world news is presented from a strictly US standpoint, usually concentrating only on financial and/or security concerns as they relate to US policy and ignoring the other side of the story.
its kinds like how come you know soo much about New York or California but probably won't know much about Wyoming or other small states.
Again...ask 10 Manitobans about North Dakota, then 10 North Dakotans about Manitoba. When they want to go to the big city, Winnipeg is it, yet we know far more about them than they do about us.
The truth is that Canada is the USA's largest trading partner, largest supplier of energy, largest supplier of raw materials, a major supplier of other products, such as auto parts, and a longstanding ally. To have all of that ignored while being expected to put up with bombast, half-truths, outright lies, and general denigration put forth both by your government and your media is unreasonable.