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    More cities in the US than Canada !!

    After going to some cities in the US and Canada , I'm jealous of the Americans, they have way more cities than Canada!!!

    Largest US cities 400,000 and up.

    126 in the US !!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...opolitan_areas

    10 in Canada
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

    Largest US cities 1,000,000 and up..

    47 in the US.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...opolitan_areas

    3 in Canada
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population


    I guess if it was not for the French and English war , more Europeans would have moved to Canada and we would have more cities .

    Also the US cities are much older.

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    Quote Originally posted by nec209 View post
    I guess if it was not for the French and English war , more Europeans would have moved to Canada and we would have more cities .

    Also the US cities are much older.
    If yah'll hadn't put up such a fuss when we invaded you during the Revolution, you would be part of the U.S. of A.

    I am kidding.

    Guess it is a matter of perspective. I don't think big cities are so grand. Give me a small city or even better, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above . . .
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    Hmmm....

    Quote Originally posted by nec209 View post
    After going to some cities in the US and Canada , I'm jealous of the Americans, they have way more cities than Canada!!!

    Largest US cities 400,000 and up.

    126 in the US !!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...opolitan_areas

    10 in Canada
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

    Largest US cities 1,000,000 and up..

    47 in the US.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...opolitan_areas

    3 in Canada
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population


    I guess if it was not for the French and English war , more Europeans would have moved to Canada and we would have more cities .

    Also the US cities are much older.
    You need more people up there......how about we grant a 20 foot ingress and egress easement to Mexico at Juarez/El Paso, I-10 and along the entire length of Interstate 25 to the Canadian border for pedestrian movement, that might help you get bigger cities up there?
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    Take Michigan please! We are the forgotten red headed stepchild of the United States. If a province in Canada, we would rival Ontario as the super-power.
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    Of course there's more cities. Two-thirds of Canuckistan is tundra or ice.

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    Quote Originally posted by nec209 View post
    I guess if it was not for the French and English war , more Europeans would have moved to Canada and we would have more cities .
    If it hadn't been for a little help from the French, it would have been Canada all the way to Mexico. "That Jose, he's a hoser, eh?"
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    Keep in mind that Canada only has 33 million people, compared to the United States' 300+ million people. The state of California alone has more people than all of Canada. This could be part of the reason why the U.S. has a substanitally higher number of larger cities. Also, Canada is too cold and barren over much of its expanse, so what significant number of people you do have is concentrated in a small number of fairly large cities in the southern part of the nation. The U.S. is fairly suitable for cities over much of its terrain, so there's bound to be a larger number of cities spread out across the land.
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    Yeah, I'm just fine with the way things are, though.

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    It might have something to do with the fact that the US has the third highest population in the world.

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    If it hadn't been for a little help from the French, it would have been Canada all the way to Mexico. "That Jose, he's a hoser, eh?"
    That was just a guess , the French and English war .More English moved to the US because of this , or the people wanted to be free from the UK.It was not long ago Canada was controlled by the UK.

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    Quote Originally posted by nec209 View post
    That was just a guess , the French and English war .More English moved to the US because of this , or the people wanted to be free from the UK.It was not long ago Canada was controlled by the UK.
    Yeah, but then a big whack of English moved into Canada after the Revolution in the USA. Tons of United Empire Loyalists up here. I don't think we ever "lost" any English due to the French in Quebec--if anything, it made the English more determined to show up and get in the way.

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    A methodology question:

    Do you count Old Orchard Beach, Maine as a Canadian city? Given the vast numbers of good people from Quebec there every summer, you should!

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