How The Cold War Affected Canada's Relations

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Essay: Rough After the second world war, the cold war had impacted Canada’s relations drastically. The United States replaced Great Britain as Canada’s main ally and main source of support during the cold war because they became the Canada’s main economic, defensive and cultural partner. Canada’s economy has been greatly affected with the aid of the US, becoming its greatest trading partner, Canada trades more than $2 billion in goods and services daily with the United States, Canada exports more goods to the state of Michigan than it does to the entire European Union, including Great Britain which Canada used to be a colony of. Canada and the US share have close bonds with their education system because more than 28,000 Canadian students attended U.S. schools in 2013-2014, while more than 12,000 American students studied in Canada in 2013. The economy booms with immigrants and travellers…show more content…
The defence partnership provides both countries with greater security than could be achieved individually. The U.S. and Canada show commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) they have a principle known as “collective defense” where if one country is attacked, it is considered an attack on all the allied countries. After the 9/11 attacks, Canada became part of the war, being allied with the U.S. Canada supported them. Canada’s culture has been immensely affected by American influence, Americanization has happened throughout Canada with the spread of American brands such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, and Apple, that have affected canadian lifestyles and are used by canadians daily. The spread of American brands changes the economy along with the culture. The architecture and designs of canadian buildings highly replicate those of the Americans, some people may be unable to tell an American city from a Canadian
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