NORTH AMERICA Part I - Sept 3rd

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Unformatted text preview: ($1.11 trillion annually) U.S. is global superpower; Canada most concerned with U.S.­Canada relationship A. Relationships Between A. Relationships Between Canada and the United States ► Similarities Both are former British colonies Both are federations and representative democracies Similar legal systems Longest unfortified border in the world Similar patterns of ethnic diversity U.S. and Canadian cities and suburbs look alike A. Relationships Between A. Relationships Between Canada and the United States ► Interdependencies Each is the other’s largest trading partner ►$1 trillion annually Canada more dependent on U.S. ►85% of Canadian exports ►59% of Canadian imports ►Still, 1 million American jobs depend on trade with Canada U.S.­Canada Relationship U.S.­Canada Relationship Figure 2.17 B. Economic and Political B. Economic and Political Issues ► Both countries have transitioned together: Industrial economy, then service­oriented ► Still, different approaches to: Unemployment Health care International relations B. Economic and Political B. Economic and Political Issues ►Changing Agricultural Economy Small percentage (2%) of population ►Domestic consumption (70­80%) ►Export (20­30%) 1.7% of North American GDP Mechanized agriculture has largely replaced family farms ►Genetic engineering Shift from agriculture to agribusiness ►Depressed local economies North American Agriculture North American Agriculture Figure 2.18 B. Economic and Political B. Economic and...
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