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The Response of Canada and France to the Globalization of Am

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Bernice Ochoa

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The Response of Canada and France to the Globalization of American Culture
Important concepts to consider:
1) culture
2) American culture
3) globalization
Other related concepts:
* Americanization
* Assimilation vs. Integration
Canada-U.S. Timeline
o War of 1812
o 1904 - Ford opens Canada's first automobile plant
Windsor, Ontario
o 1945 - WWII
o 1949 - NATO
o 1989 - Canada-U.S. free trade agreement
o 1992 - NAFTA
o 2003 - Canada opts not to join US-led coalition
against Iraq
o 2011 - Canada joins the US and Britain in
tightening sanctions against Iran

Status Quo/Latest News:
High volume of bilateral trade--the equivalent of $1.6 billion a day in goods--as well as in people-to-people contact.
About 300,000 people cross between the countries every day by all modes of transport.
Keystone XL Pipeline
Important factors to look at:
geographic proximity
established economic ties
may link to dependency
international pressure
Different perspectives:
local resistance
"chain of reaction"
established relations
• http://www.globalization101.org/pop-culture/
• http://www.cbc.ca/canadaus/timeline.html
• http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2089.htm
• http://keystone-xl.com/about/the-project/
• http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110414/prime-minister-debates-harper
• http://prezi.com/jd9i5d_-uwje/americanization-of-canadian-culture/
• http://publications.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/prb013-e.htm#8. Culture(txt)
• http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-integration-and-vs-assimilation/
Which is which?
Would you consider US a good or bad neighbor to Canada?
Do you think that Canada will be able to survive as a country without any relationship to the US?
In the near future will France be able to sustain itself without the help of the US?

The Vichy Government of France severed diplomatic relations with the United States in 1942 during World War II; relations were normalized in 1944.
Iraq War
In March 2003 France, along with Germany, Belgium, China, and Russia, opposed the proposed UN resolution that would have authorized a U.S. invasion of Iraq
The Pew Global Attitudes Project revealed that 52% of Americans had a positive view of France, up from 46% in 2005. Other reports indicate Americans are moving not so much toward favorable views of France as toward ambivalence, and that views toward France have stabilized roughly on par with views toward Russia and China. However a 2012 Gallup poll shows Americans to have a 75% approval rating towards France.
The United States and France established diplomatic relations in 1778 following the United States' declaration of independence from Great Britain, and France provided key assistance to the United States as an ally during its war of independence.
Current Situation...
The U.S. and France work closely on many issues, most notably in combating terrorism, efforts to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and on regional problems, including in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Central Asia
As one of the P5+1 powers and as a leader of the European Union, France is working to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, France fully supports U.S. engagement in the peace process.
France is one of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) top five troop contributors. The French support NATO modernization efforts and are leading contributors to the NATO Response Force.
Bilateral Economic Relations
Trade and investment between the United States and France are strong. On average, over $1 billion in commercial transactions, including sales of U.S. and French foreign affiliates, take place every day. U.S. exports to France include industrial chemicals, aircraft and engines, electronic components, telecommunications, computer software, computers and peripherals, analytical and scientific instrumentation, medical instruments and supplies, and broadcasting equipment.

The French have been known for their stance against globalization. Historically, France has opposed globalization and espoused trade protectionism; today many of the country’s companies are industry leaders. For example, the state-owned French electric company, EDF Energy, provides 25 percent of Europe’s electricity.
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