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How much do Brits know about American history, how its government is set up, and states, cities, and capitals?


by Anonymousreply 1410/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 110/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 210/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 310/30/2013

OP, probably more than we know about theirs.

by Anonymousreply 410/30/2013

More than Americans would know about British history, that's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 510/30/2013

Not really R3

by Anonymousreply 610/30/2013

r1,r2,r4, missed the point completely.

by Anonymousreply 710/30/2013

More than American know about American history.

by Anonymousreply 810/30/2013

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?)

by Anonymousreply 910/30/2013

[quote]More than American know about American history.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 1010/30/2013

Why is Gr/St/Umpy back?

Kill it.

by Anonymousreply 1110/30/2013

The perfect Canadian retort, R6.

by Anonymousreply 1210/30/2013

We're eager to learn so that we can escape the EU and become the 51st state.

by Anonymousreply 1310/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1410/31/2013
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