Description of Canada by a Canadian.

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Canada is a very young country in comparison to the rest of the world because it has been a country for less then 150 years, although it was founded much earlier. Canada is quite similar to the United States in the fact that the British developed it, along with the battles put forth by the French to take over the two countries. In fact Canada is a bilingual country, speaking both French and English. Canada is also influenced by the United States in many ways due to the fact that it is the world longest unprotected boarder. Canada however is also very different in many ways, which can create a problem for any person planning to do business there. The fact is that Canadians expect the business people coming into Canada from the U.S. will know a little bit about their neighbors to the north, such as the provinces, the prime minister, the fact that it is a British commonwealth country still and that there is no such language as American just English.

Canadians seem to be very friendly to strangers in the western half and a little less friendly in the east. This could be largely due to the fact that the west is very spacious and there are many place that are isolated so helping each other and deep rooted values allow them to make strangers feel at home and the east is much more populated so the town pride is less individualized and so is the wiliness to help strangers. This is very important to observe when looking at traveling to a region. In a business situation both names are often used in an introduction as well as where they are from and what they are doing there, but a boss should be called Mr., Miss, or...