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Canada Is Becoming Too Americanized

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Canada Is Becoming Too Americanized

Today Canada and the United States are major trading partners, allies, and two neighboring countries with a long history of cooperation with each other. But is it possible for Canada to protect its independence and culture living next door to the country so powerful and rich as the United States. Since the Canadian confederation, Canada started developing relations with the U.S. As the years passed by, Canada began to relay on the United States in the national defense. Many Canadians think that the military, political and economical dependence would not make a difference to their daily life. But today more then even Canadian culture is affected by the American influence. Media, American artists, economic dependence, American propaganda and political pressure from the United States is making Canada too Americanized. All of these factors reflect on the social life of ordinary Canadians threatening the heritage and the traditions that define Canada as independent country.

Canada and the United States are the largest trade partners in the world. It is the result of the geographical position of two countries and the free trade between two countries. It should be a great thing for the economies of both countries, but since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed, American businesses almost took over the Canadian economy. When the American companies started to make more business in Canada, it brought more jobs and money to the country in the short-term. But as a long-term effect Canadians became even more depended on the U.S. as the American companies started dominating Canadian companies in Canada. Also, today Canadian manufacturers have little protection from the government when ch...

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...m industry, which is the largest in the world. From the movies and shows people see the life style, American life style. They are becoming more Americanized every time when they watch a film where American marines one again save the world. A huge part of American movie industry is based on propaganda movies. And this is not all, bois in the information programs such as CNN and ABC sometimes can be completely misinformed.

Finally, if the comparison were ever made a survey, it would really show the full scale of Americanization in Canada. But until now we can only see from the daily life, how American culture is inviting Canada. Today more then ever, Canadians are in real danger of loosing their national identity. It is unfortunate that if the study of this cultural influence will be done few years later, it might be too late to save Canadian culture and identity.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that canada and the united states are major trading partners, allies, and neighboring countries with a long history of cooperation. but is it possible for canada to protect its independence and culture living next door to the country so powerful and rich as the us?
  • Explains that canada and the united states are the largest trade partners in the world. the north american free trade agreement brought more jobs and money to canada, but as a long-term effect canadians became even more dependent on the u.s.
  • Explains that canada is a democratic country, but jobs, prices, and economic situation depend on big businesses. american corporations buy canadian companies and take canadian workers only for low paid positions.
  • Opines that canada is pressured by the united states to support them as a superpower. during the cold war americans moved the nuclear missiles into canada.
  • Opines that television and propaganda are the major aspects of american influence on canada.
  • Opines that if a survey were ever made, it would show the full scale of americanization in canada, but until now we can only see from the daily life, how american culture is inviting canada.
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