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Political Science
Christopher Cochrane

Canadian Political Science Lecture 15: Canada’s Place in the World The United States • Canada is very small in comparison to the United States. The United States is the home of many companies, and resources that make Canadians rely on them. The relationship is rather awkward between the two countries. • Compared to the rest of the World, Canada is one of the best countries in the world. Its economy is 11 in the world, its population is 37 in the th world, and the military is 19 in the world. In Historical Context • Britain has had a big influence on Canada, and pushed Canada to become an independent nation. Britain helped Canada get onto the international scale of affairs, and thus Canada is very important to date. Some of the biggest political arguments arise from where Canada’s place should be in the world. • Canada is a member of the United Nations and has won awards based on peacekeeping (Lester Pearson). Pearson was the President of the UN General Assembly and helped simmer down the Suez Crisis. He came up with the idea to send a UN Peacekeeping army to make sure shots aren’t fired. • Up until the 21 century, Canada was highly engaged in the United Nations. They were a long-serving member of the UN Security Council. But in 2010 they did not get selected, and it was very shocking. Soft Power diplomacy is a component of Canadian Foreign Policy. Canada in the World: Economically • Canada’s GDP is 1.3 Trillion Dollars, and Canada and the US is the largest in the world. 1.5 billi
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