Without starting an argument I would have to differ in my opinions here. I have been to Canada just the once but I was overwhelmed by their sense of 'Canadianism' if their is such a word. I mean there were Canadian flags EVERYWHERE!! Offices, houses, petrol stations, and their wasn't even a world cup on (not that Canada would have been in it anyway :) ).
i like america. it's generally one of the most diverse cultures, and we still keep a solid identity as americans (and unlike the canadians). we have the constitution, first of its kind and very stable. we don't have to spend money on a wasteful monarchy that's around only for cerimonal purposes. most importantly, we have unbelievable world power. imagine canada trying to get something done in the world scene with only its own clout to rely on.