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Canada-Pictogram.png Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second-largest country by total area.

Description

Appearance

Male

Canada-Pictogram.png Canada is often seen in a plaid button-up and either black pants or jeans. He wears a fur hat with a striped tail coming off the back of it also known as the coonskin cap, iconic of the fur-trade era early in their founding. their outfit reflects the lumberjack stereotype of Canadians (although, it is true that we wear a lot of plaids). they can also be represented with Canadian ranger or mountie clothing.

they can also be represented with the clothes that Nordic countries usually use (in fact, some European countries consider Canada as one of them despite being in the Americas)

His body type is average, and he's seen as very weak, or naïve. There are also representations with long incisive teeth (referring to beavers), but this is rare. There is a lesser known version in which Canada is represented with clothes of the North American indigenous peoples. This last representation is because Canada had adopted the way of life of the aboriginal people, however, most Canadians consider this offensive.

Female

Female Canada is often seen with a green jacket, a red plaid button-up, and jeans just like her male counterpart. A less represented version wears a red dress, symbolic of the Red Dress movement, although, this version of Canada can be quite rare to find.

Personality

Canada-Pictogram.png Canada is pretty shy, timid and innocent. Even though they're friends with almost everyone, they prefer to stick beside their brother. they don’t like talking much, and they sometimes don't talk to anyone but America for so long that the other countries forget they exist, But that’s the way they like it, Even if the things they've done barely compare to other things the countries around them have done, they're still very ashamed and guilt-ridden. Canada just wants to live in their log cabin in the woods, without anyone bothering them. some people headcanon that when they get depressed or stressed, they go to Jamaica’s house and spend time there, smoking weed.

on the flip-side, there are some things about Canada that aren’t as innocent. Since Canada is so close to America they see the worst in his brother, and even if Canada has a very little obvious ego, they still have a superiority complex. Sometimes it gets the best of them, and they do a 180, suddenly wanting to be the center of attention (but this is rare). Then of course, despite feeling sorry about it, they mistreat the First Nations for practically fun. In most headcanons, this more psychopathic side of them only comes out if they're drunk/high or really emotionally stressed.

European countries usually consider Canada as one more country in Europe. Mainly, because Canada is the country that shares a culture, history, politics, economy, and society very similar to those of the European continent. Australia and New Zealand are also often seen in this way in Europe, especially in Euro vision, but not as much as Canada.

Note: British Canada and Nouvelle-France (New France) are like alters for Canada. Depending on the situation, they manifest in him (flag changes).

Interests

  • Hockey in general, he loves to play it a lot at times.
  • Hanging out with Ukraine
  • Ice-skating
  • Eating maple syrup
  • Playing video games

Flag Meaning

Canada-Pictogram.png Canada's flag is two red vertical lines with an 11-pointed (red) maple leaf in the middle. It comes from the national plant (maple tree), national identity, to separate Canada from being a colony. The two red bars are said to symbolize the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on either side of Canada. (Although this may not be correct.)

Color, meaning HEX RGB
Red is the color of St. George's cross, symbolizes United Kingdom-Pictogram.png UK #FF0000 255, 0, 0
White symbolizes France-Pictogram.png France #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
Adopted: 15 February


Preferences

Likes

  • Their brother (USA) protecting them.
  • Ukraine
  • Maple syrup
  • Hockey
  • nanaimo bars
  • poutine
  • the netherlands (depends on the person)

Dislikes

Canada does not dislike very much things, as they are quite a happy and innocent person. However, these things are exceptions:

  • His enemies.
  • Bringing up his past

Nicknames

  • Maple
  • Great White North
  • Nada (Usually called this by his brother, USA)

Other symbols

  • Canada's motto is "A Mari Usque Ad Mare" (Latin), in English translations, it is "From Sea to Sea."
  • Their Anthem is "O Canada" Which is their national, but their Royal is "God Save the Queen"
  • Canada's largest city is Toronto and its Capital is Ottawa.
  • The National animal of Canada is the Beaver since it is a symbol of Sovereignty of Canada.

Etymology

The name "Canada" came likely from Huron-Iroquois word "Kanata," which had meant "village" or "settlement". In 1535, two aboriginal youths of early Canada told the French explorer Jacques Cartier of the route to kanata. They were referring to the actual village of Stadacona, which is the site of the present-day city, Québec.

History

Before colonization

Before colonization, Canada was not Canada. He was a large group of First Nation/Native American tribes, not really a country. In 1000 BCE, Leif Erikson (a Swedish Viking explorer) landed in Newfoundland/Labrador, but for some unknown reason, he and the settlers abandoned their settlements (which are still around today!). The natives lived in relative peace, still having their squabbles and whatnot.

[Authors Note: there appears to be nothing in canon about whether or not the natives are considered separate from the countries, so this can be up for debate]

Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous people were present-day Canada which includes the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. They were the last being of a mixed-blood people who had originated in the mid-17th century to when the first-ever nations and Inuit people had married European settlers. It's term "Aboriginals" was a collective noun as a specific term of art that was used in some of the legal documents; Constitution Act 1982.

Its first inhabitants in North America were generally hypothesized that people of Siberia were by the way of the Bering Land Bridge that had arrived 14,000 years ago at least. The Paleo-Indian archaeological sites at the Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves have been the two of the oldest sites for human habitation in Canada, and it's characteristics the Canadian Indigenous societies which have included its permanent settlements, agriculture, complex societal hierarchies, and trading networks. Some of the cultures within Canada have collapsed by the time the European explorers had arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The cultures that have collapsed only been discovered through archaeological investigations.

Canada's Indigenous population at the time was the first European settlement to have been estimated with it being between 200,000, and two million, with a figure of 5000,000 accepted by Canada's Royal Commission. The aboriginal Peoples, as a consequence of the European colonization, the population of its indigenous peoples were declined by forty to eighty percent. The several first nations, such as the Beothuk, had disappeared when the Europeans have traveled to the land. Its decline was attributed to several causes, mainly coming from the transfer of the European Diseases. Such as influenza, measles, and smallpox which they had no natural immunity and conflicts over the fur trade, conflicts with the colonial authorities and it's settlers, the loss of the indigenous's lands was given to settlers and the subsequent collapse of several nations self-sufficiency.

Although not while not conflict, European Canadians' early interactions with initial Nations and Inuit populations were comparatively peaceful. initial Nations and breed peoples contend a crucial half within the development of European colonies in North American country, notably for his or her role in helping European coureur des Bois and voyageurs within the exploration of the continent throughout the North yank fur trade. The Crown and autochthonic peoples began interactions throughout the EU establishment amount, although the Inuit, in general, had a lot of restricted interaction with European settlers. However, from the late eighteenth century, European Canadians inspired autochthonic peoples to assimilate into their own culture. These tries reached a climax within the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with forced integration and relocations. An amount of redress is current, that started with the appointment of the reality and Reconciliation Commission of North American country by the govt. of Canada in 2008.

Nouvelle-France

In 1534, France discovered Canada. He was one of her few biological children (the rest of her colonies were adopted/kidnapped). France named her son "Nouvelle-France" (eng., New France), after herself. Nouvelle-France was a hub for the fur trade and made most of his money that way. Nouvelle-France had a good relation with most native tribes, except the Iroquois who—rightfully—despised the French and British for claiming their land.

Nouvelle-France and New England—which would soon be known as the USA/America—were very tense around each other, due to the rivalry of their parents, France and England. But when Nouvelle-France became British Canada, the two relaxed a bit (until 1812 that is).

In 1713, the Treaty of Utrecht cut most of Nouvelle-France up and gave it to England. France was sour about this, how England could so horribly hurt her son. Little did she know what England had in mind next.

In 1754, there was a squabble between France and Britain for Ohio, which escalated into the Seven Years War. In the end, France lost. She lost both her honor and her closest son. England killed Nouvelle-France and replaced him with a puppet of his own making. British Canada. A son who would do his bidding and never ask questions, and was not French. This marked the end of Nouvelle-France.

Nouvelle-France lived from 1534 to 1763.

British Canada

With the aid of British industrialization, British Canada was more profitable from the fur trade than Nouvelle-France had been. But also more ruthless. He was meant to be a perfect colony, never question his father, and basically be a mini-England. Which, he was.

In 1812, America—now independent—wanted to expand into his brother's territory. But, faced defeat as England protected his loyal son. (Many historians argue that neither side won, but in Canadian schools, it's taught that Canada won because we fended off the Americans from taking our land.)

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR NEXT PART: Genocide against natives, cultural genocide, racism, sexual abuse, and child abuse]

The First Nations were seen as savage. British Canada and England believed they needed to learn "proper etiquette."

One of the most infamous crimes British Canada ever committed was the Residential Schools. Taking native children and forcing them into schools run by priests and nuns. The native children were stripped of their culture and were forced to be "proper." They were not allowed to speak their native languages, worship their gods or observe their religions, wear their traditional clothes, or do anything but listen to the authorities at the school. They were stripped of their childhood and their culture.

The children were forced to do intensive manual labor and were allowed very little freedom if at all. Children were molested and raped in these schools by authorities. Many children died from starvation, illness, or were purposely killed. Others died trying to escape. Altogether, 6 000 native children died, of the 150 000 who were put into this system. Several were buried in unmarked graves, without anything to identify. We don't know the sex of about a quarter of residential school deaths. The survivors have had to live on with horrible memories of abuse and the stripping of their culture. After going through this system, many of the survivors were abandoned on the streets or have died due to circumstances relating to living through this system.

The last residential school closed in 1996. 23 years ago.

But this is what British Canada thought was moral. I think that gives you a good idea of the kind of person he was. But of course, residential schools continued into Modern Canada's lifetime.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Reserves have little to no access to clean water, depression and suicide rates are extremely high amongst First Nations children, all the native languages except for Inuit, Cree and Anishinaabe are very close to death and one reserve is so polluted that the birth rate has changed, two girls for every boy.

the war of 1812

The war of 1812 was an important war that kept independent America from invading Canada (then a British colony). president James Madison wanted to invade Canada, but was pushed back time and again. While the war was mostly defensive and produced no real outcome (except keeping the Americans from invading Canada), the Canadians did manage to famously burn down Washington DC (which is pretty darn awesome).

Many historians believe The War Of 1812 was a tie. Both America and Canada can be portrayed to hold no grude between the war till this day.

WW1 and WW2

Canada's involvement in WW1 when the United Kingdom entered the First World War by declaring war on Germany. the declaration of war automatically brought Canada into the war, because of Canada's legal status as a British Dominion. However, the Canadian government had the freedom to determine the country's level of involvement in the war. On August 4, 1914, the Governor General declared a war between Canada and Germany. The Militia was not deployed and instead an independent Canadian Expeditionary Force was raised.

Canada's sacrifices and contributions to the Great War changed its history and allowed it to become more independent, while also creating a divide between the French and English speaking populations. For the first time in Canadian military history, Canadian forces fought as a distinct unit, first under a British commander but ultimately under a Canadian-born commander. this is ultimately how Canada gained independence from Britain.

twenty years later, WW2 broke out following the invasion of Poland. because Canada is part of the commonwealth (as an independent state), this means Canada was subject to participation.

The key battles Canada participated in was the battle of Hong Kong, the dieppe raid, and vimy ridge.

Canada also supplied food and materials to allied troops, as well as infantry in many battles.

Present

Canada is less of a puppet to England but still listens to him. He's constantly trying to make up for things that happened in the past but still muddling it up.

Canada is very close to his brother America, and neither of them really hold grudges for the whole 1812 fiasco.

Canada is now a very peaceful, inclusive country, although he still struggles with native relations.

Organizations and Affiliations

"The Government of Canada is committed to making its assistance more effective, more focused and more accountable. This includes multilateral aid. More than one third of Canada's official development assistance is channeled through trusted multilateral organizations,"[1]

United Nations

Canada is one of the founding members of the UN

British Commonwealth

Canada essentially lives in UK's basement

G6/7/8/20 -

"The G8 summit is an annual meeting between leaders from eight of the most powerful countries in the world. The aim is to try to tackle global problems by discussing big issues and planning what action to take. The leaders of the countries meet every year in a different member country" (apparently Canada is powerful)

NATO

ha ha...NATO...

Politics

Government

"Canada’s style of government is based on the British system, with the national government-run as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Canada also resembles the United States in that the country is divided into 13 provinces and territories, all of whom have their own separate governments with unique powers." [2]

Canada has a technical constitutional monarchy, as the Queen of the United Kingdom is the head of state. The parliament of Canada is located in Ottawa, Ontario, which they split up into two chambers: the House of Commons and the Senate.

Diplomacy

Relationships

Family

  • (All of Canada's territory and/or provinces are their child)

Friends

Neutral

  • Brazil-Pictogram.png Brazil
  • Quebéc"How many times do I have to say this. You are not going to get independence. But I do enjoy your maple syrup quite a bit."

Enemies

  • China-Pictogram.png China — "Damn, it didn't have to be this way. We could have been neutral at least or good friends but you had to be a jerk with my sibling USA and your neighbours."

Past Version

  • New France
  • Post-Confederation Canada
  • Republic of Canada
  • Lower Canada

Opinions

United Kingdom

Canada is the UK's oldest son and first child, and they have close relations. (WIP)

France

Canada's parent. France loves Canada very much and regrets how she abandoned him early on (Nouvelle-France [current Quebec]). The two of them are very close now though and love confusing the rest of the family by speaking only French. Although sometimes they confuse each other since their dialects are so different! (WIP)

USA

Canada is extremely fond of his brother, often relying on him for protection despite the fact that Canada is the older brother, which gets on USA's nerves sometimes but he enjoys looking out for him nonetheless. In many people's headcanons, they are always using rude humour to make fun of one another and this sometimes causes arguments between them. But they probably have the closest sibling relationship compared to all other countries in this fandom.

Spain

Spain is Canada's Pibling and Step-Parent, but Canada feels absolutely no hate for Spain at all for marrying Canada's parent, United Kingdom after divorcing France. In fact, they have a close friendship between them and Spain enjoys Canada's company. In addition, Canada usually sees Spain as a parent figure (Probably, because Canada acquired the monarchical ideals of Spain). (WIP)

Malaysia

Canada was the first to recognize Malaysia's independence. Canada also regrets that they 'send' their plastic to Malaysia's land.

Australia

"Australia is..... something. He is a great person to be around when he is not being mean"
 
— Canada's thoughts about Australia

Australia and Canada get along, that is of course when Australia does not steal his maple syrup, or prank him to oblivion.

New Zealand

"What can I say, the kids got spirit. He may be a bit out there but he's got good stories"

Canada's thoughts about New Zealand

Ukraine

My dear friend, you suffered a lot because of Russia-Pictogram.png Russia and Soviet Union-Pictogram.png USSR, so I will always protect and support you no matter what!

Canada-Pictogram.png Canada about Ukraine-Pictogram.png Ukraine

Ukraine is one of Canada's closest friends and there have been hints of some sort of romantic relationship between them. They are often shipped together.

Gallery

Fan-art

Flags/Symbols

Trivia

  • Canada is usually marked down as "Hufflepuff" due to the similarity of heraldry and history with the hogwarts house. This also happens with Spain as "Gryffindor" and Greece as "Ravenclaw".
  • Canada is famous for it's brilliant Hockey, Maple Syrup, and it's brutally cold winters.
  • America and Canada do share a few similar things, but some are different too.
    • 1. They were both formerly inhabited by Native Americans. (1000)
    • 2. Both Canada and America were former British colonies (even though they became independent in different years. America was on July 4th in the 1770s, Canada became independence 100 years after America, July 1st, 1867)
    • 3. Different laws. Canada has highly restricted guns, with many models being banned, and civillians not being able to carry guns, and America has far fewer restrictions, with only a few models banned and civilians being able to carry firearms if they have a permit
    • 4. Chocolate eggs. Canada have Kinder Surprise eggs, America has Kinder Joy. (Not to be confused with each other).
    • 5. Same allies. Canada and America have some common enemies and allies.
  • Very multicultural and open-minded
  • Believes all religions to be true

References