Canada’s Geopolitical Role In The Future Canada is currently sitting in an economic catastrophe, our unemployment is high, production low, and our deficit is increasing at a rapid pace. We are one of the few first world countries, and we need to strengthen our economy. Once we fortify our economy, our geopolitical role will increase. Geopolitics is defined as the study of a two-way relationship between political beliefs and actions on one side and any of the usual concerns of geography on the other. As we move into the future, our geopolitical role may be broken down into many groups. As we can tackle the burden alone, we must join forces, and increase our geopolitical role.
As we administer towards the future, the concept of acting locally has slowly dissipated, and acting globally has emerged distinctly. “One word constantly encountered in any decision about the 1990s is ‘global'”. (Toronto Star, 09/11/89) We must all work together by shattering the trade boundaries, and acting as one. Currently, we are seeing concrete steps forward, as Mexico, United States and Canada are almost finished the signing of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). With this trade agreement, all three countries (Mexico, United States, and Canada) will virtually become one of the best trading partners in the world. With the vast differences that exist in the demographics, all three countries will find that trading with each other will bring prominent economic reform. Canadian and American capital, technology, and management expertise, will create many jobs for everyone, hence raising the standard of living. The Canadians speciality in financial services, software, and infrastructure will have wondrous impact on Mexico.
With the Americans and Canadians help in vitalizing Mexico, l strongly believe we will all become one single country in the future. Since the United States is the strongest of all three, the new country will be named the United States of North America. Becasue the United States is currently the biggest and only superpower of the world, the addition of Canada (vast resources and open land), and Mexico (substantial labour power), the United States of North America will be one of the largest dominating forces in the world. However, this will not be used against the other countries unjustly, but harmoniously. Moreover, we will not be the only countries of present day to join together, as many countries around the globe will do the same. This will help us erupt out of our boundaries and help all nations of the world. 90% of the world’s total aid is given by first world countries. “the reasons range from a desire to win political friends, to increase domestic business and to relieve guilt over the First World’s inequitable use of the world’s resources and its colonial interventions of the past.” (World Prospects 1987) I believe that the first world countries have a responsibility to aid the less fortunate, because we hold most of the resources and wealth.
In the future, former Canada, Mexico, and the United States will introduce new technology, infrastructure, and medicine to these countries, helping them achieve first or second world status. Since USNA (United States of North America) will have erased the borders, l believe that we will produce more advanced technological products, and will allow more manufactured goods from other countries to enter tariff free, allowing us for cheaper products without hurting our own industries. The USNA’s will introduce policies on birth control around the world, and educate the importance of limiting birth. This will be very important, because our earth has finally reached its full capacity. Another way that we can help, is allowing immigrants from other countries to migrate in our open lands to the north (former Canada).
The Environment is becoming ever so important, as we are destroying our ozone, creating massive heaps of garbage, demolishing our rainforests, industrial pollution, and much more. A world wide attempt shall be made by all countries which will be enforced by USNA. Strict laws will be passed, and large industries will make a valiant effort to control their pollution, as well as helping others realize their destruction to earth. Industries must contribute, because they have tremendous powers in the economy, and political decisions. As we lead ourselves into the future, Canada’s geopolitical role will be shared with the United States, and Mexico, after the signing of USNA. The geopolitical role of USNA will include free trade, migration, population policies, environmental reform, foreign aid, as well as energy development, resource use and territorial control. USNA will harmoniously create a world in which united efforts will have linked all the countries in the world to become one.
This will be a difficult and lengthy task which may take many years. Until that time, their geopolitical role in the future will see that all the nations of the world, work to combat pollution, introduce new trading zones, lessening the gap of the rich and poor, so that poverty will not exist, and introducing methods of birth control that will please everbody.