Canada Balance of Power

by Ken Simmons

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What is the size of the country's Area?

  • Canada is 9,984,670 kilometers and 3,854,085 square miles.
  • The second largest country in area in the world.
  • The size is important to the balance of power because the bigger the country the more power they may have.

What is the population of the country?

  • There is about 34,834,841 people estimated to be in Canada as of 2014.
  • 38th country in population compared to the world.
  • Not a very high population as you can see.
  • The population is important to the balance of power because it affects the amount of workers, the government, health care, economy, education, and much more.

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How large and well-equipped are it's armed forces?

  • There are 218,069 men and 206,195 women in the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • A total of 424,264 people in the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • They are 83rd in size compared to the world. Not a very big army as you can see.
  • The size of the Armed Forces is important to the balance of power because without a large military how will you protect your country?

How well educated and united is it's population?

  • Canada right now is 62nd in education compared to the world.
  • That may sound bad, but 99% of the country can read.
  • The longest you stay in school in Canada is until you're 16.
  • Only 1 out of 10 students don't graduate with a high school diploma.
  • The country is for the most part united, but the country is spilt on language because some parts of Canada they speak French and some parts of Canada they speak English.
  • This is all important because education and being unified today effects the country's future leaders and people.
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What are the country's physical features?

  • Canada's physical features include:
  • over 2 million lakes
  • mountains
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • lots and lots of ice covered land.
  • This is important to the balance of power because the physical features effect the countries natural resources and goods, the population, and size because of natural borders.

How productive is the country's economy?

  • The country's economy is very productive.
  • They are 14 compared to the world.
  • They went from being a rural economy to a very industrial one since World War 2.
  • This is important to the balance of power because the more money a nation has the more they can do with it and access more power.