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Which country is better in all political aspects? (Healthcare, taxes, military, etc)

United States
1 (25%)
Canada
2 (50%)
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1 (25%)

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Canada vs. United States
« on: January 03, 2013, 12:08:02 am »
Many of my friends are locked in a debate right now about which country is better.
Apparently Canada has free health-care and is all around better than the United States.
The argument for the United States is that it has done more in history and has a better military force.

Seeing as these opinions are from the clearly-biased viewpoints of an adolescent, I'd appreciate it if the knowledge-filled members of the GCLF forums would provide their opinion on the matter.

So GCLF, what do you think? Is Canada better than the United States? Or is the United States better than Canada?
*excluding the behavior of its citizens

Discuss.
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Re: Canada vs. United States
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 12:52:06 am »
Politics/Issues wise, Canada seems better off. You don't seem them in huge wars and bitching about health care and s**t. Not that I know a lot about politics but that's my opinion. They seem more peaceful and satisfied with how their nation is running.
I'm American btw.
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Re: Canada vs. United States
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 02:58:01 am »
This is kind of a silly question. A country is not inherently better than another; certain policies or demographics or physical differences can be compared on their own merits, but the US has some advantages over Canada and vice versa.

I’m not an expert on Canada. But here are some good and bad points about my own country, the United States:

  • The drug laws suck.
  • The wars suck.
  • The copyright laws suck.
  • Lots of beautiful natural landmarks.
  • Freedom of speech to an extent practiced by no other country (including Canada).
  • A fairly unique founding history, with the American Revolution and subsequent creation of a democratic republic.
  • Good decentralized ideas for government (i.e., powerful state governments, weaker federal government—but this has been lost somewhat over the centuries).
  • A healthy gun culture (in addition to an unhealthy one, sadly).
  • Horrible political discourse (needless division in views and vilification of political opponents).
  • Much less corruption than many countries (probably on par for first‐world countries though).
  • Great universities and higher education system.
  • Disappointing resistance to adopting metric.
  • Lots of space.