Because we are big enough to take a joke, small enough to be neighborly but big enough to be taken seriously.
The Sun Set on The British Empire – and the Empirical age of Colonialism ended with industrialism – the globe circumnavigated and the modern Common Era was born – and International Standards (ISOs) – machines that allowed for accounting and accounting for machines – Capital Expenditures – no longer the family business – now the Merchant Class – the Robbers and the Barons – Corporate Families with Money while Europe became overripe with Titles lacking Funding.
Again, those Romans. When you have an embarrassment of resources, import culture for a Greek Finished Veneer.
Canada and America with Australia and New Zealand in another time zone – bottoms up!
One could say America moved out first – from Parliament to Republic – they like the Roman metaphor. Have to admit they sure splashed more out on the world stage, teaching Alexander the Great about being a culture spreader.
Boots on the ground are one thing, but booties in the crib another. Greek Currency.. talk about triggery, eh?
Australia and New Zealand – our counterpart players in the Pacific Rim – Down Under Cousins – well yes they were mostly convicts and such deported, exported – de-citizenized – well, the ones not sold into indentured servitude in the Canadas and Americas – new market growth and the American Revolution – west? non due North – land for loyalists.
The cold war allowed for a corporate expansion and IBM – International Business Machines – helped governments replace scribes and ciphers with secretaries.
Any government who could afford to buy it’s precision machines – which is also about international standards.
I mean – is anyone else thinking it’s funny that America – the land of the individual is still using the Imperial System of Measurement. Weights too. This is where vendor frauds mostly happen – imprecision.
does TPP mean that America is finally going metric?
Anyway, making fun of Canada doesn’t get you invaded, we take jokes every well and elect them often, eh?