Canada Might Get Interesting

If you asked Americans to pick the dullest country in the world, most of us would pick Canada. That is a tribute to Canadians. For decades, Canada has heeded the Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times" and done the opposite. Given a choice between the headlines and a decent life, Canadians cede the headlines to Haiti. Americans should start thinking about their dull neighbor though, because there is an even chance that this year or the next, Canada will join the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia on the list of former countries and become two neighbors.

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