Canada (Four Bloc)
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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America. It's ten provinces and territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometers, making it the world's second largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. It's capital is Ottawa, and the largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, New York City, Vancouver, Montreal, Chicago and Seattle. Canada is relatively populated with a diverse terrain, having lots of fauna and flora. Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall being the head of state. Canada is a developed country, and has the eighth highest nominal per capita and 2nd ranking in the Human Development Index. Canada is classified as a Neutral Bloc nation, but is an observer state in both the Chengdu Pact and the World Wide Treaty Organization.
For History of Canada prior to 2019, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada
In the 2020s, Canada's relations with the United States have been relatively strained by trade wars and competition. It has remained silent from the economy boom taking place in rising nations, until the retail and company apocalypse ended in the country, and it became the headquarters or flagship offices of many companies, from restaurant chains like Jollibee, Domino's Pizza, Greenwich and Sbarro to even recognizable trademarks and corporations like Walmart, Apple, Google, McDonalds, CVS, Amazon, Cost Specials and Microsoft. It severely participated in the aftermath of the Second American Civil War, when the United States government collapsed, wherein it annexed areas like New York, Washington, Wisconsin and Minnesota, making it an economic powerhouse. It signed a treaty with the reformed U.S, allowing them to keep them as much as they desire in return of helping with the Reconstruction Era.
Canada shares land borders with the contiguous United States on the south, and the state of Alaska to the Northwest. Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. Greenland is to the northeast, and to the southeast Canada shares a maritime boundary with the French overseas departments of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. By total area, Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia. By land area alone, however, Canada ranks fourth due to it having the world's largest proportion of fresh water lakes. Of Canada's eighteen provinces and territories, only two are landlocked (Albert and Saskatchewan) while other sixteen all directly border these.
Cityscapes and architecture
Due to influence of immigrants, architecture has become diverse in style. Historical and modern buildings are often seen juxtaposed in major cities. Meanwhile, the north, which used to be sparsely populated, now also has skylines, and has Scandinavian looking scenic towns. Replicanism was born in Ontario and the New Manila area in North Alberta, during the great landmark auctions, which is why there is a Taj Mahal in Spokane, Washington, or a
Immigrant towns are places that have a high (or full) concentration of migrants from different portions of the world that moved around the early 21st century, to escape political uprising, climate change, the increasing tensions and overthrowing of democracy in their countries of origin. Canada has a major number of these, established near big cities. Examples include:
- New Bergen, Yukon
- Pearl City-Clark City-New Manila, Alberta
- New Paris, Quebec
- Mexico Town, North Oregon
- New Jakarta, Alberta
- New Tokyo, British Columbia
- New Ireland, New York
Canada has a diverse climate. The climate varies from temperate on the west coast of British Columbia to a subarctic climate in the north. Extreme northern Canada can have snow for most of the year with a Polar climate. Rainfall is common in most of the country, which also includes New York, Washington, North Oregon, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Parts of Western Canada have a semi-arid climate, and parts of Vancouver Island can even be classified as cool summer Mediterranean climate. The country also experiences hurricanes, mostly in the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia area.
The 2040 Canada Census enumerated a total population of 75 million people. The main drivers of population growth are immigration and, to a lesser extent, natural growth. The mid 2020s to 2030s were the period of population growth, with causes including the multicultural immigration, which was comparable to New York City's boom in the 19th century. Canada has one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the world, driven mainly by economic policy and, to a lesser extent, family reunification. The Canadian public as-well as the major political parties support the current level of immigration, because it is handled and managed well as only ones without a serious criminal record were admitted, and had been taught and trained to integrate within the Western Canadian society.
Ethnicity and race
Canada is home to a diverse population scattered across the country. There are lot of indigenous population that have equal rights. The country's largest self reported origin is Canadian, followed by English, Scottish, French, Irish, German and due to immigration, also including Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Turkish, Israelis and other ethnicities.
Canada is religiously diverse, encompassing a wide range of beliefs and customs. Canada has no official church, and the government is officially committed to religious pluralism. Freedom of religion in Canada is a constitutionally protected right, allowing individuals to assemble and worship without limitation or interference. However, denominations that promote hatred towards other religions, cultures or people are banned. The practice of religion is now generally considered a private matter throughout society and the state.
A multitude of languages are used by Canadians, with English and French (the official languages) being the mother tongues of many Canadians. Over 11 million Canadians listed a non-official language as one of the languages they are fluent on, mainly due to origin or family. These non-official languages include Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, French, Italian, Arab, Swedish, Indian, Indonesian and Thai. Citizens have the right, where there is sufficient demand, to receive federal government services in either English or French and official-language minorities are guaranteed their own schools in all provinces and territories.
Largest metropolitan areas
- New York-Newark-Poughkeepsie (11,800,000)
- Toronto-Hamilton-Mississauga (7,950,000)
- Montreal (5,800,000)
- Chicago-Naperville (4,800,000)
- Vancouver (2,300,000)
- Calgary (1,950,000)
- Seattle (1,800,000)
|Flag||Province||Capital||Largest City||Population||Entered Confederation|
|Ontario||Toronto||Toronto||15,500,000||July 1, 1867|
|50px||Quebec||Quebec City||Montreal||9,855,000||July 1, 1867|
|50px||Nova Scotia||Halifax||Halifax||1,200,000||July 1, 1867|
|New Brunswick||Fredericton||Moncton||985,000||July 1, 1867|
|50px||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Winnipeg||2,500,000||July 15, 1870|
|Northwest Territories*||Yellowknife||Yellowknife||54,000||July 15, 1870|
|50px||British Columbia||Saint George||Vancouver||3,500,000||July 20, 1871|
|50px||Prince Edward Island||Charlottetown||Charlottetown||250,000||July 1, 1873|
|50px||Yukon*||Dawson||Whitehorse||38,000||June 13, 1898|
|Saskatchewan||Regina||Saskatoon||2,005,000||September 1, 1905|
|Alberta||Edmonton||Calgary||5,005,000||September 1, 1905|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Gander||St. John's||620,000||March 31, 1949|
|50px||Nunavut||Iqaluit||Iqaluit||36,800||April 1, 1999|
|Minnesota||St. Paul||Minneapolis||6,700,000||December 24, 2030|
|Washington||Olympia||Seattle||8,500,000||December 24, 2030|
|Wisconsin**||Madison||Chicago||6,000,000||January 15, 2031|
|50px||North Oregon||Bend||Portland||3,100,000||January 15, 2031|
|50px||New York||Albany||New York City||18,300,000||January 15, 2031|
- Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest was converted into a province in 2028, during the amending of the constitution.
- The Upper Michigan and Chicago annexed territories were incorporated into Wisconsin Province.
As per the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982, Canada is a constitutional monarchy, wherein the role of the reigning sovereign is both legal and practical, but not political. The Crown is regarded as a corporation sole, with the monarch, vested as she is with all powers of state, at the centre of a construct in which the power of the whole is shared by multiple institutions of government acting under the sovereign's authority. The executive is thus formally called the Queen-in-Council, the legislature the Queen-in-Parliament, and the courts as the Queen on the Bench.
On the advice of the Prime Minister, the sovereign appoints a representative—the Governor General of Canada—who is permitted to exercise almost all of the monarch's Royal Prerogative, though there are some duties which must be specifically performed by, or bills that require assent by, the king or queen. One of the main duties of the Crown is to ensure that a democratic government is always in place, which means appointing a Prime Minister to head the Cabinet.
The powers of the parliaments in Canada are limited by the constitution, which divides legislative abilities between the federal and provincial governments; in general, the legislatures of the provinces may only pass laws relating to topics explicitly reserved for them by the constitution, while any matter not under exclusive authority is within federal parliament scope. Thus, the parliament at Ottawa alone can pass laws relating to, amongst other things, the postal service, the census, the military, criminal law, navigation and shipping, currency, banking, weights and measures, bankruptcy, copyrights, and others.
The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law of the country, and consists of written text and unwritten conventions. Canada's judiciary plays an important role in interpreting laws and has the power to strike down Acts of Parliament that violate the constitution. The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court and final arbiter. Its nine members are appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister and minister of justice.The federal Cabinet also appoints justices to superior courts in the provincial and territorial jurisdictions.
Canada is recognized as a middle power for its role in international affairs with a tendency to pursue multilateral solutions. However, it has remained neutral for most of post- Second American Civil War, and has aligned itself with the Neutral Bloc. It is a member of the OECD and the New Non Aligned Movement. United States used to be the country's biggest partner, formerly co-operating on military exercises and used to be it's largest trading partner. However, diplomatic relations relatively weakened during the civil war. The border was re-fortified with fences and is also partly defended. It has also refused to align with any of the major four power blocs, staying neutral along with the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway and Netherlands.
The Canadian Armed Forces are the unified forces of Canada as constituted by the National Defense Act. This unified institution consists of sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Personnel may belong to either the Regular Force or the Reserve Force. Since the 2020s, the armed forces have never been involved with a major war occurring, and only utilized for security. Conscription is completely abolished due to the low demand and neutrality of the nation. However, despite being neutral, it has technologically advanced equipment such as robot soldiers (which are more likely to be deployed instead of human ones), modern drones, updated expansive GPS, lots of large planes, warships parked in Nova Scotia, powerful tanks and fake information receiving insects.
Canada has become the world's third largest economy, surpassing many countries like Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, India and France. It is a member of the OECD and APEC, and is one of the world's top ten trading nations with a highly globalized economy. Canada is a mixed economy, with high economic freedom, and a highly low level of economic disparity. It is home to a large supply of oil, gold and other minerals, and is also a new developing manufacturer of vehicles, smart phones, and construction technology. Canada also has a large concentration of companies that fled from the United States due to economic instability. It is currently the largest retailing market in the world, containing companies like Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Roots, Tesco Canada, Best Buy, Kmart and more. Shopping malls have also doubled, as frequent it was in the Philippines during the 21st century.
Many consumer product companies also fled to Canada to escape the ending of the company apocalypse, wherein only several monotonous small store chains as well as power hungry corporations survived in certain regions.
Canada is recognized as the world's center for retailing. In the early 21st century, it suffered the retail apocalypse and the decline of malls which affected North America. However, in the 2020s, a great golden age of brick and mortar and shopping malls in the country happened, with retail companies including formerly dying ones like J.C Penney, Macy's, Sears, Wet Seal, Toys R Us, and Kmart moving their headquarters, as well as supercenter and department store major chains like H&M, Target, Uniqlo, Home Depot, CVS, Forever 21, Montgomery Ward, Aeropostale, Best Buy, Bath & Body Works, and even Walmart. There are now estimated thousands of active malls scattered across the country, including giant ones like the Mall of Canada in South Bronx and West Edmonton Mall in Alberta. Despite with the influx of companies, local businesses still thrive, selling delicious food and custom made products.
Canada's largest industries, according to data from 2035, are real estate, technology and manufacturing, which all in total have 29% share of the country's GDP. The business service industry also has a relatively moderate percentage of the population. It is largely concentrated in New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tourism is of ever increasing importance, with the vast majority of international visitors coming from the United States. Casino gaming is currently the fastest-growing component of the Canadian tourism industry, contributing $5 billion in profits for Canadian governments and employing 41,000 Canadians as of 2001.
Canada is called "the Japan of the West" due to it's rise as an area rich in innovative ideas and technology. It is now home to Hitachi's new headquarters in Little Tokyo in Victoria. Double deck and glass elevators are now common in shopping centers, skyscrapers or any other public buildings. All new vehicles now have infotainment and smart features. There is emphasis on aesthetics and design. Vending machines, which was once a signature installment in Japan's alleys, are also now in streets and plazas, now selling not just beverages. Cultured meat is now mostly popular, and all slaughterhouses have been closed down and replaced with better processing plants. Meanwhile, it is also the center and manufacturing area of high tech furniture and electronics like smart toilets, La-Z-Boys, durable laptops, electronic paper, and other things. These tech has also been integrated in stores and public transportation.
Throughout Canada's history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Over time, elements of the cultures of Canada's immigrant populations have become incorporated to form a Canadian cultural mosaic. The population has also been influenced by American culture because of a shared language, proximity, television and migration between the two countries.
Canadian people carry the reputation of being among the nicest, respectful and polite in the world, since years and years ago. A survey showed that 100% of the population supported human rights, which was one of the rarest percentages in such political questions. Despite being relatively nationalistic in the modern times, Canadians still welcome immigration into the country, as long as they are willing to integrate, don't violate laws or bring extremist cultures/beliefs, and does not pose any threat.
Canada's housing, after problems from the 2010s to mid 2020s, had become relatively affordable again. Literal slums are non-existent in the country. A survey and observation revealed that citizens also liked to design their houses to look modern and innovative. British Columbia had actually become the "California" of Canada, with a high concentration of the film industry, famous singers and celebrities, as well as luxurious and ambitious dream homes and mansions. Since the annexation, New York City has become cheaper, even in Manhattan Island, and people could now own private apartment buildings, despite gentrification and renovation of boroughs. Researchers say that several pro-American corporations moving down to Baltimore or Atlanta, as well as changing of zoning laws had contributed to this effect.
Festivals and holidays
There are multiple public holidays and festivals in Canada, including Christmas, where offices are encouraged to put workers on day off from December 16-21 up until January 3-5. New Years Day is also celebrated like anywhere else. Nationwide holidays include Canada Day, Labour Day and Good Friday. Spring break also happens for 1 week, where schools are closed. Immigrants had bought cultures to urban districts in cities like New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. In some towns and cities, there is a 5 day festival called "Exchange Day" where entertainment booths and small food and product stands are set up, to encourage residents and neighbors to befriend or socialize with each other.
Canada is home to a number of major art and historical institutions. Museums across the country have expanded their collections and renovated their facilities. These museums are known for purchasing lots of collection from the United States in the mid 2020s, as Smithsonian Institution was disbanded and there was barely anyone to take care of the artifacts. Canada also has had a thriving stage since the 1800s, with the Toronto Theatre District becoming the New Broadway after the Destruction of New York, and had become a Times Square like district, with Yonge Dundas Square filled with billboards, and with more major and popular plays settling in the area.
Canadian cuisine varies widely depending on the region. There are considerable overlaps between Canadian food and the rest of the cuisine in North America, many unique dishes (or versions of certain dishes) are found and available only in the country. Common contenders for the Canadian national food include poutine and butter tarts. Other popular Canadian made foods include indigenous fried bread bannock, French tourtiere, kraft dinner, ketchup chips, date squares, nanaimo bars, back bacon and caesar cocktail. The country is also home to an emerging fast food scene, as many restaurant chains had already moved headquarters to Canada including McDonalds, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut and even Jollibee and Greenwich, which both now serve the Filipino immigrant towns in Ontario as well as everywhere else in the country.
Chipotle, a popular Mexican fast food chain in America, opened up a secondary headquarters in Saskatoon, Sasketchewan. Chipotle is especially popular in formerly held United States territory, such as North Oregon (which has a large Californian immigrant population), New York, and Chicago.
Media and entertainment
Video gaming is one of Canada's fastest growing entertainment industries. Epic Games, Bethesda, and Blockworld Studios are all headquartered in the emerging Gaming Belt in Lloydminster, with many game developers and flagship stores of Xbox Gaming and GameStop in the area. Revamped versions of Fortnite, Fallout and Minecraft have been released in Canada successfully, as well as several other post apocalyptic games.
While many singers like Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber had moved to the United States, many celebrities who had moved in from Los Angeles to British Columbia and Alberta had turned Canada's pop industry more popular. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran now have citizenship in the country, and had been based in Vancouver, Montreal or Beverly City. Canada is regarded as the second center for K-POP, where independent groups not controlled by greedy entertainment corporations have the freedom.
News and channels
Associated Press, CBC, Bloomberg, BBC Canada, CNN Canada, MTV, and CNC are among the largest channels in Canada, and are among the least-biased in the world since the early 2020s. Meanwhile, newspapers and magazines are still popular and distributed, with Conde Nast being the largest company with 8+ brands. BBC Canada is a Canadian branch of BBC. It particularly benefited from the collapse of the US, as many former NPR and PBS reporters eventually moved north and applied for jobs. Canadian programming is the best watched, even including the news, wherein the anchors and channel have entertaining segments, and there are funny moments that happen.
Canada is one of the few countries that have their own internet system, called the "Maplenet". It has service provided by AT&T, Telus, Bell and Rogers. The Maplenet is unaccessible to mainstream search engines like DuckDuckGo and Bing, but through Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. It is home to newly moved websites like Twitter, Snapchat, Messenger, Northvid, Reddit, Pinterest, Instagram, Freewrite and Miraheze. Wifi is generally free in public areas including train stations, public parks, shopping malls and even skyscrapers. Even if the mainstream search engines don't serve Canada, the worldwide web is still accessible through the GoogleWWW app, however with sites like Westboro, 4chan and many porn websites still blocked due to anti-Canadian hate speech and spreading of fake news.
Canadian film and entertainment shows
The film industry has grown in popularity, with popular genres including medical thrillers, horror, teen romance, drama and comedy. Many young directors had taken over, and many box office hits had been released. Netflix, Redbox, and Blockbuster, all headquartered in Olympia, Washington, are the largest movie providers. Meanwhile, game shows like Deal or No Deal and DERO! and sitcoms are also revived in the country, and are also known around the world. Canada also is known for being a popular site for filming for directors on other countries, wherein many movies are shot there, however it is set in another place. New York City and Buffalo is usually used for a film set in Baltimore/Philadelphia/Boston, or Seattle is used for a Yakima/Denver setting. This is because of the lucrative tax breaks offered by the Canadian federal and provincial governments. There are many movie sets nationwide, shared by many directors.
Canada's comprehensive transportation system is both complex and extensive, experiencing an expansion boom in the 2020s to 2030s.
Rail is a major mode of transport in Canada. It has modern freight trains and routes running across the country, carrying different goods from ports to cities. It also has an extensive transport system for passengers and commuters. The country has a total of 1,850 high speed rail trains in stock, 500 of them purchased from foreign countries and refurbished. All of the provinces have connections to this service, which has given towns and cities development and growth from it being accessible to commuters. Canada has the worlds' most high tech trains (except hyperloops), and also purchased trains from London, Sydney, Paris, Tokyo, Manila and Shanghai.
Highway systems were modernized in the 21st century, with cities and towns continuing to boom from better connections. Private vehicles are also popular, but despite this, traffic jams aren't popular in national highways, and are only concentrated around downtown areas only. It is now also home to the hubs and major offices of several car companies, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Volkswagen. Self driving cars and smart cars are also popular.
Since the 2020s, Canadian airline companies have modernized their assets and service, with better modern features and safer trips. It is home to Boeing's headquarters in Chicago. The Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) regulates and oversees the safety of the country’s air transportation system. Air Canada and Montreal Air are the leading airlines in the country. There are over 50 million domestic passengers annually, and over 500 companies. Meanwhile, the country has began to integrate flying cars, which were just released in British Columbia on 2033, with the existing airspace to keep safety.
Taxis, buses and startups
The country is home to the largest peer-to-peer ride sharing company, Uber. They serve Canada's major cities and immigrant towns, and also has food delivery and bicycle-sharing service. Meanwhile, Grab Canada is also another one, mostly serving the Vancouver metropolitan area. Taxis, meanwhile, remain iconic in New York City, Toronto and Seattle, with advanced technology and yellow colors. At least 25 cities have a bus rapid transit system, and there are also bus lines serving deluxe interprovince trips. In the cities of New Manila, New Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Gander, there are public bike sharing systems that are for free.
Animal and plant life
Canada lies within the fifteen terrestrial and five marine ecozones. The largest marine ecozone is the Arctic Archipelago whereas the terrestrial ecozone is the Boreal Shield. The main biomes of Canada are tundra, boreal forest, mixed forest, broadleaf forest, prairies, Rocky Mountains, and temperate coniferous forests which hosts significant biodiversity.
The country is also one of the most megadiverse areas in the world. Known animals include American bison, arctic hare, killdeers, moose, prairie dogs and others. Canada has also built many indoor habitats with high technology to protect animals during the winter. It has been home to several alpacas, llamas, giant pandas and even kangaroos. It has one of the best Animal Care Records, however generally doesn't welcome PETA at all as it has become more aggressive, and the country has it's more tolerable animal rights organizations supported by the government.
The flora of Canada is quite diverse, due to the wide range of ecoregions and environmental conditions present in Canada. From the warm, temperate broadleaf forests of southern Ontario to the frigid Arctic plains of Northern Canada, from the wet temperate rainforests of the west coast to the tundra plains, the biodiversity of Canada's plants is extensive. Known plants include bunchberries, asters, sunflowers, roses, peonies and poppies. Due to technological advancements like indoor habitats and genetic modification, coconut trees had been planted for the first time in British Columbia.
Canada is one of the core areas of the fashion industry, along with Italy, France and Bangladesh. It is home to many fast fashion retailers' main offices, main stores or even headquarters, including Forever 21, H&M, Macy's, J.C Penney, Uniqlo, Cotton On, Urban Outfitters, Under Armour, Nike, Adidas, Jordans, Marshalls, Aeropostale, Wet Seal, Gap, Payless, Target and Kmart. It is also home to the headquarters of North American operations of luxury brands like Gucci, Banana Republic, Nine West, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren. Canada is liberal when it comes to fashion however. Business suits, trenchcoats, and collared uniforms are now a typical outdoors clothing at downtown areas. Meanwhile, shirts, tanktops and coats are commonly worn as well.
- Canada became the fastest growing country in the 2020s and 2030s, with it's population doubling due to the annexation of populous areas like New York, Seattle, Minneapolis and Chicago.
- Immigrant towns
- United States
- Non Aligned Movement