How much do Brits know about American history, how its government is set up, and states, cities, and capitals?
OP, can you name all of the provinces and territories of Canada? What is the capital of Canada?
I'm sorry. You must repeat 7th grade.
Lessee, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia; and Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut. Although technically Ottawa is a single tier municipality in Ontario, in practice this is a lie because the National Capital Commission, a corporation independent of Ontario, actually controls the land use in the National Capital Region including Ottawa, so the NCC should probably be considered a de facto territory.
OP, probably more than we know about theirs.
More than Americans would know about British history, that's for sure.
Not really R3
r1,r2,r4, missed the point completely.
More than American know about American history.
In grade school we had to know all of the (then) countries and capitals of the world. Except for some of the south sea island nations, I think I'd still do pretty well in filling in a blank world map.
(Did I mention that I'm a nerd?)
[quote]More than American know about American history.
Why is Gr/St/Umpy back?
The perfect Canadian retort, R6.
We're eager to learn so that we can escape the EU and become the 51st state.
I lived in England around 10 years ago and there was real ignorance of this information. A college-educated coworker had no idea where Boston was within the US and couldn't have cared less. Of course, most Americans probably couldn't differentiate Scotland from England or Wales on a map either.
The snarky people who think everyone should know where Ottawa is are really silly. The US has obviously had a much greater cultural and political impact on the world than Canada, so it's facts are more a part of general knowledge. I wouldn't expect most Americans in 1975 to be able to find Iraq on a map, but Americans in 2013 certainly should.