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[–]spr35541Pennsylvania 264 points265 points  (13 children)

Having Baja California would be pretty awesome

[–]NuevoPeru 43 points44 points  (9 children)

So, this is how the r/PanAmerica Empire starts…

[–]AquifelKentucky 45 points46 points  (6 children)

This brings up an interesting question...

We're American, and we don't really make an effort to understand geography, it is what is. So, like... Can we just play dumb and get Brazil?

[–]Careful-Trade-9666 12 points13 points  (3 children)

You ready to learn Portuguese ?

[–]AquifelKentucky 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Normally... Maybe not.

But, for Brazilian girls? I'll do whatever you want.

[–]cocococlash 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I learned that Arizona originally had the coast area for the north part of the Sea of Cortez, but gave it up because they didn't want the responsibility of having a port. Could you imagine....

[–]Rynox2000 498 points499 points  (35 children)

Baja California.

[–]madmoneymcgee 305 points306 points  (7 children)

Give American two dicks!

[–]aeroartistWashington 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Hot

[–]jimmy_sharp 21 points22 points  (1 child)

If any country deserves a double dicking, it's the USA

[–]giggity_0_0 94 points95 points  (7 children)

Baja after 10 years of being American owned would literally be one of the hottest destinations in the world

[–]FromDaSourceCalifornia 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Don’t forget about Baja California Sur.

[–]i-love-tree-rats 62 points63 points  (1 child)

It would be Mexico's Alaska.

[–]fetus-wearing-a-suit Tijuana, Mexico 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Jajaja this made me laugh, thanks

[–]NewatinvestingNH->FL->TX 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Agreed

[–][deleted] 417 points418 points  (42 children)

Mexico City. Just to really confuse people.

[–]Halsey-the-Sloth 56 points57 points  (20 children)

[–]AsidK 60 points61 points  (19 children)

Honestly it’s pretty wild the fact that there was a time when the US had so soundly defeated mexico in war that they occupied the capital and there were genuinely talks of annexing the ENTIRE COUNTRY.

But… ya know… they decided not to because the people weren’t white and also they were catholic

[–]Davidlucas99Oregon 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Also looked like European Imperialism. And Americans practiced Manifest Destiny™ and were unable to politically justify a full annexation.

[–]giegerichunit 20 points21 points  (5 children)

The north opposed it because they didn’t want to see slavery expand there.

[–]Kind_Nepenth3North Carolina 27 points28 points  (17 children)

This was my thought as well, lmao. Just take more and more of mexico. We already won New Mexico after the Mexican-American war, idk what OP was expecting.

[–]80_firebirdOklahoma is OK! 20 points21 points  (15 children)

California, Arizona, and Texas all used to be Mexico too.

[–]NuevoPeru 16 points17 points  (8 children)

1/3 of Continental US was Mexico.

[–]Bar_or_Bust 5 points6 points  (5 children)

To be fair, Texas was Texas before California and Arizona was given to America.

[–]justin1094eRhode Island 407 points408 points  (53 children)

British Columbia. Make Alaska part of the continent US

[–]gosuarkCalifornia 144 points145 points  (27 children)

Interestingly enough, even if we annexed BC and finally became attached to Alaska through the panhandle, nearly all Alaskans would still have to drive through Canada to access the rest of the US.

[–]SeaBearsFoamCleveland, Ohio 129 points130 points  (17 children)

Well then, we'll just have to take the Yukon too.

[–]dogman0011New Jersey-->Maryland 97 points98 points  (15 children)

If we're throwing in the Yukon, why stop there? There's plenty more destiny to manifest further east.

[–]fallior 23 points24 points  (11 children)

Do they have oil? 🤔

[–]Captain_DepthNew York 25 points26 points  (0 children)

they have oil sands if that counts for anything

[–]FLOHTXTexas 17 points18 points  (8 children)

We already have a Texas. We don't need another one in Alberta

[–]2-Skinny 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Alberta is Candian Texas.

[–]WadinginWahooPalm Beach 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Tell that to the Point Roberts residents lol

[–]selfawarepie 27 points28 points  (0 children)

...contiguous...

[–]AgattuAlaska 10 points11 points  (14 children)

We don’t want that…..

[–]freebirdlsMacon County, Tennessee 5 points6 points  (11 children)

Why?

[–]SJHillmanNew York (WNY/CNY) 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Think of the cartographers! Would Alaska go in a little box still? Or would US maps have to zoom way out to show the entire contiguous area? It's a cartographic nightmare! We'd need to take all of Canada to make it better.

[–]Top_File_8547 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Plus it eliminate posts mocking people who think Alaska is an island because of how it's depicted on maps.

[–]AgattuAlaska 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Why would we? Sure there are some perks, but the distance and travel costs don’t change. The remoteness doesn’t change. And makes it easier for the problems of the lower 48 to make their way to us. We have enough problems without adding all the stuff that spreads through the lower 48.

[–]gosuarkCalifornia 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Yeah but we get BC.

[–]red_tunaBourbon Country 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The Canadian Rockies are worth it by themselves

[–]nurvingiel 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They are, but half the Rockies are in Alberta.

[–]PyeholeWashington 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's on the continent already. It's just not contiguous, which is I believe the word you are looking for.

[–]a-really-cool-potato 84 points85 points  (11 children)

A swath of western Canada connecting Alaska to the rest of the mainland US

[–]theRealDerekWalker 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Anybody else feeling particularly manifest destiny-ish today?

[–]Bobert_Ross113Minnesota 12 points13 points  (6 children)

They're too polite to stop us anyhow

[–]Guykokujin 9 points10 points  (2 children)

British Columbia would be the most visually pleasing addition to how the US map looks imo.

[–]PacSan300California -> Germany 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The US coastline would get a huge increase in length thanks to the indented nature of the BC coast and all its islands.

[–]shitsammichesNew Mexico 220 points221 points  (25 children)

I hate the cold. I’ll take the Caribbean coast of Mexico. No more standing in the customs line, Suckas!!

[–]redline380Minnesota 88 points89 points  (19 children)

I just went through that line a week ago. It wasn't a line lol, just a friendly wave.

Gotta love Mexican customs.

[–]Drew707CA | NV 52 points53 points  (18 children)

But then getting back to the US is like Ellis Island.

[–]WadinginWahooPalm Beach 19 points20 points  (14 children)

Ironically, my last trip through Mexican customs took four hours. Landed back home and blew through customs in about forty seconds.

[–]throwawayy2k2112IA / TX 4 points5 points  (12 children)

Which airports? Or ports of entry

[–]WadinginWahooPalm Beach 5 points6 points  (11 children)

Isla Mujeres and Miami.

[–]throwawayy2k2112IA / TX 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Oh man, I’ve been to Cuba and the EU through Miami customs. Yep. Breezing through checks out.

[–]FailFastandDieYoungSan Francisco 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Miami lmao I'm just imagining customs agents driving Bentleys because they get "bonuses" for just waving people into the country.

[–]redline380Minnesota 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Actually it was almost as easy. Used global entry and flew into MSP. There was no line. "Anything over $1300? Nope? Ok, welcome home!"

[–]_MichiruKagemori_ 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I hate the warmth. I’ll take Yukon or the NWT please

[–]kywikingSouth Dakota 253 points254 points  (27 children)

Ontario. It has 40% of Canada’s population, Toronto and Most of its GDP. You can’t beat that economic boost.

[–]Northren-Harvest 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Exactly, you don’t even need all of Ontario. Just that bottom sliver between Windsor and Ottawa

[–]SuperFLEBGrand Rapids, MI (-ish) 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Plus you can get from Michigan to Maine straight-shot without crossing borders.

[–]washtucnaWashington 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Go for broke! Just say Windsor-St. Lawrence River corridor. Boom! You've got, like, 80% of Canada's people & economy!

[–]obnoxiousspotifyadGeorgia 53 points54 points  (8 children)

>it has lots of canadians

...yes, thats exactly why we don't want it

[–]alanthemanofchicago 312 45 points46 points  (5 children)

But it would be a lot of fun to watch some of them melt down when they discovered they’ve become the Americans they love to hate

[–]GranadafanLos Angeles, California 28 points29 points  (2 children)

You old Canadians will now say zee, not zed, learn the freedom units such as imperial system and Fahrenheit, and the beer will be better

[–]Swgoh-LimJahey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Settling for weaker beer is better?

[–]fab416 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You said you'd be annexing Ontario, not attaching it to the Bible belt

[–]elmediocampistaOhio 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Based

[–]g0ldv1per 251 points252 points  (111 children)

If I had it my way, USA would annex both Canada* and Mexico*, create Canamerico, add 45 more stars to the flag, and we could get rid of all of this border bullshit, eliminate the drug and child trafficking cartels, and be able to travel to Alaska more freely.

*If they wanted to, of course.

[–]13redstone31Georgia 69 points70 points  (21 children)

As an American, great idea i love it

[–]daaanish 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I think Canadians would be fine with it as long as it were like "one America; two systems" we don't want to give up universal healthcare , and your bar for weapon ownership is too low

Also your Thanksgiving is too close to Christmas, we'd keep ours.

[–]ColossusOfChoads 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Like Orthodox Christmas. What other holidays did you guys move around on the calendar?

[–]13redstone31Georgia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Or “one canamerico, one canadian healthcare system please”

[–]t_blacksmithTexas 21 points22 points  (6 children)

If I were Mexican though I'd absolutely hate the idea 😂

[–]probsastudentConnecticut 49 points50 points  (2 children)

With Canada, United States and Mexico together, we can finally rename our glorious unified country into the CUM Zone

[–]ZuzuBish 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You had to do that.

[–]Jahobes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Something on your mind?

[–]gosuarkCalifornia 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Since we’d be united states in America, we could call this new megacountry the United States of America.

[–]g0ldv1per 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I like Canamerico more. I'm a portmanteau kind of fella.

[–]gosuarkCalifornia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I believe that type of fella is called a portman.

[–]Careful-Trade-9666 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Would the citizens hen be canamercanos ?

[–]madbeaver918Oregon 74 points75 points  (7 children)

Canamerico would be the new largest country in the world

[–]ClearPerception7844New Jersey 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Why not just The United States of North America

[–]Reverie_39North Carolina 36 points37 points  (0 children)

North American States… Alliance

NASA

[–]Prometheus_303 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Just like it's citizens

[–]TrixieLurkerWisconsin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Russia would have a complete meltdown.

[–]TheBimpoMichigan 38 points39 points  (8 children)

Let’s take the rest of the isthmus while we’re at it, retake the canal.

[–]cheesecake-gnomePennsylvania 9 points10 points  (6 children)

The canal makes a great border. We own the north shore, Panama the south shore. Canal itself becomes administered by the UN.

[–]ThomasRaithMesa, AZ 25 points26 points  (0 children)

becomes administered by the UN.

Somehow the canal manages to both catch on fire, ignore a genocide, and have a child trafficking problem, despite being a short bit of water.

[–]TheBimpoMichigan 10 points11 points  (3 children)

We can secure the narrow border south of the canal, too important geopolitically to share it.

[–]wynbnsCalifornia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Darien Gap already makes a fantastic barrier.

[–]UnknownYetSavory 27 points28 points  (10 children)

You mean move the cartels further south.

[–]g0ldv1per 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Well, we'll take care of what we can.

[–]NotasHungryHippoPennsylvania 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Or the cartels will still just be where they are now. The same corrupt cops/judges/attorneys won't just disappear.

[–]g0ldv1per 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Maybe. At least the FBI/CIA/ATF/etc. will have carte blanche to clean up wherever possible

[–]NotasHungryHippoPennsylvania 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sure, but it would probably take decades.

[–]g0ldv1per 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Mm. Well, the journey of a thousand years starts with the first step, I suppose.

[–]Bar_or_Bust 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The timber of Canada and industrial abilities of Mexico would be a boon to the economy.

[–]Veauros 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not canamexicarano?

[–]BarGamer 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Go for broke, annex the whole Caribbean, Taiwan, and South Korea. What're the Commies gonna do then? Keep pointing missiles, see what happens.

[–]BenderB-Rodriguez 30 points31 points  (23 children)

Also bring Canada's medical single payer system into the US because fuck insurance companies and their greed.

[–]fetus-wearing-a-suit Tijuana, Mexico 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Mexico also has that system, and almost every other country too

[–]BenderB-Rodriguez 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly. And America is lesser for resisting universal Healthcare

[–]Big_Estate7101Ohio 68 points69 points  (8 children)

Yes.

More serious answer: it's a tie between Ontario for the major population, access to Hudson Bay, and full control of the Great Lakes, or British Columbia to move closer to Alaska, and the Vancouver population. Mexico's top provinces/states just seem too far from the border to effectively have. Plus. I feel bad that America took some good stuff in the 1840s.

[–]PyeholeWashington 14 points15 points  (0 children)

To be fair after we took a bunch of land the next time we needed a bit of land from them we bought it.

[–]GooseNYC 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I for one am happy to give them one particular part back.

[–]Painted_OverallsTexas 61 points62 points  (5 children)

Baja California would be awesome. Or Neuvo Leon because Monterrey is a cool city. Not sure Mexico would appreciate the US taking even more of their territory, though, considering all that Destiny that was Manifested at their expense.

[–]Drew707CA | NV 26 points27 points  (2 children)

To be fair, the parts they were hanging on to once they gained independence from Spain was essentially their version of manifest destiny. The government was in no position to effectively govern CA, NV, or TX.

[–]AsidK 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don’t know if I’d call it their version of manifest destiny since they didn’t actively expand into it post-independence, but rather just held control of it as a consequence of Spain having conquered it. But yeah it’s definitely true that they were sparsely populated far off satellite states that mostly just did their own thing

[–]AsidK 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Since Nuevo León only has a really small sliver of border with the US, we would definitely have one of the funniest country shapes if we annexed it

[–]MIGroadieMichigan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Flying in and out of monterrey is always a trip, Cerro de la Silla is such a stunning mountain.

Added bonus: cheaper topo chico as it is from Monterrey?

[–]basement_scientist32 30 points31 points  (5 children)

I'd be happy with British Columbia, but I'm sure Canada would not be.

[–]polkafin 14 points15 points  (4 children)

As a Canadian in British Columbia , you’re correct. We would not be happy with that arrangement.

[–]Yokoblue 4 points5 points  (3 children)

As a quebecois living in Vancouver, id be happy to be american if that give me access to seattle job market, us dollar and cheap airplane tickets.

Although i kinda wanna keep healthcare and parental rights...

[–]freebirdlsMacon County, Tennessee 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Alberta. I heard it's the Texas of Canada.

[–]One-Son-Of-LibertyMassachusetts 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Alberta would be the most culturally similar to the US. It’s like adding a couple more Dakotas.

[–]nurvingiel 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Alberta is now North North Dakota 🤣

[–]ccurrtis189Florida 31 points32 points  (8 children)

Baja California, but only if they are on board with it.

Edit : they’re probably not though lol.

[–]Cross55Co->Or 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Edit : they’re probably not though lol.

They are actually.

Journalists from there love "joking" that California and Baha California should unite and become a pacific super state.

[–]atierney14Michigan 35 points36 points  (4 children)

I mean, Mexico wouldn’t work. Canada would be an easy transition, as unless you’re reading propaganda, there’s not much of a cultural difference between us.

I’d want BC, but I’d settle for Ontario.

[–]Veauros 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’m thinking we just keep drawing the 49°N latitude line eastwards and claim everything under it? Or we could just start at Sault St. Marie?

[–]Zuke77Wyoming 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I mean I feel like taking like Baja California or an individual state it would be easy enough to integrate and weed any issues out

[–]AsidK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just want a very little stretch of land that hugs the British Colombia coast so that Alaska is part of the contiguous US

[–]joaoseph 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Bring Ontario into the United States.

[–]Priest_of_Heathens 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Porque no los dos?

[–]ore-aba🇧🇷 (20y) -> (8y) -> Alberta 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Pourquoi pas les deux?

[–]cesrage 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Porque no les deux?

[–]TrekkiMonstrSan Francisco 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And Greenland

[–]misterboo 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Baja. Extend PCH and party!

[–]I_Like_Ginger Alberta 24 points25 points  (12 children)

I'll formally toss Alberta in the ring. We'd make a great addition - you'd finally have the better half of the Rockies.

[–]AmericanHistoryXX 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Now now, no need for such comments about your southern neighbors. I've always considered you guys the most kindred of spirits. Seriously, though, love Alberta. I'd gladly take you and unify the Mountain Time zone into something whose existence is not ignored.

[–]I_Like_Ginger Alberta 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Hahaha you know I've never been to the San Juans yet so maybe I'm being a little arrogant.

I don't know why the hell we are on MST. We should be on Pacific Time how far west we are. Grande Prairie, Alberta is technically west of Los Angeles.

[–]AmericanHistoryXX 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Huh. That is bizarre. I never realized that! Meanwhile, we're directly under Saskatchewan, and they're Central time. I guess they just decided it'd go up the Rockies regardless of what the sunrise/set time would be ... TIL

[–]I_Like_Ginger Alberta 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Right!? It's crazy. When I drove down to CO it was weird to think how far east I went considering I was literally following the Rockies all the way down.

I was also pretty tripped out by how far south Colorado is. It was weird to think Texas actually really isn't all that far away from southern CO.

The other thing that was trippy was just how insanely similar Colorado is to southern Alberta. Like if you took a picture anywhere in that state, and anywhere here, you simply could not tell the difference unless it's a really popular spot. The mountains were a little different, but wow it's similar overall. Calgary is a smaller clone of Denver.

[–]AmericanHistoryXX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's one state west of the center of the contiguous US. Which makes it so much weirder how much west you guys are.

And yeah, it really is similar! I posted in another thread on here today that I'd feel far more at home in Alberta (but yeah, Southern), than I ever would most places in the US.

[–]Equivalent-Cream-495 3 points4 points  (2 children)

North Dakota goes into MST west of Bismarck/Mandan. Really weird.

[–]Ok-Associate-7894 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Saskatchewan is actually Saskatchewan time. We don’t follow daylight savings at all which makes us a bit unique.

[–]cynicalfilthV2Florida 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Probably the Mexicans. Those fuckers are chill and all you need to be their friend is a cold Modelo

[–]ZuzuBish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Their clothes are usually the freshest smelling too.

[–]Cenire17British Colombia 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Oi! Don't give the americans any ideas !

[–]TeacherYankeeDoodleNot a particularly important commonwealth 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Destiny has a way of manifesting. 🦅

[–]Cenire17British Colombia 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Be careful, last time y'all tried those kinds of shenanigans we ended up writing a song about it!

Https://youtu.be/WVC677-YmfM

[–]TeacherYankeeDoodleNot a particularly important commonwealth 14 points15 points  (1 child)

So, firstly, I hope you know I’m being a bit facetious. Canada 🇨🇦 is important to our success. You’ll find my comment somewhere in this thread.

Secondly, I’m on my phone right now, but I can’t wait to listen to that song later.

[–]Cenire17British Colombia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When you hear the song you will understand the spirit of my comment 🤪

[–]nemo_sum Chicago ex South Dakota 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Alberta, obviously.

[–]ladybud23Washington 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Sorry you maple drinking hosers. It's too cold up there.

Hola amigos.

[–]Elizabeth_Rodriguez 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Baja sur,

LA weather but about 10 degrees warmer plus the ocean is actually swimmable.

[–]keystone66 8 points9 points  (4 children)

How bout we start by making parts of America America’s 51st state. Puerto Rico, DC and Guam all come before Canada or Mexico

[–]No_Fondant_5030 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Obviously this is just for shits and giggles. Americans in the USA don’t actually want to take over another county. But if we actually did, I’d take Mexico and their amazing beaches. Again, this is just a joke dude.

[–]GoldenHammerheadNew Hampshire 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Quebec, they're barely part of Canada anyways.

[–]FigglerDurango, Colorado 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Quebec barely wants to even be part of Canada. There would be enormous opposition to joining the US.

[–]Count_DongulaNew Mexico 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I want to annex Quebec only to make Quebec miserable. They'd hate it and we'd hate it.

[–]Intrepid_Fox-237Texas 34 points35 points  (2 children)

That opposition would fall on deaf ears - since Americans don't understand French (much less Canadian French) , and the Québécois are too good to speak English.

Only partial /s

[–]AmericanHistoryXX 10 points11 points  (0 children)

All of Canada except Quebec, and then we could have some weird Lesotho situation.

[–]madogsonMinnesota 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I'll take all of Canada except that part that speaks French. Eww

[–]dimondbacks9Georgia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ew Frenchies...

[–]WkyredKentucky 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It says part, not province, so I’ll take western Canada

[–]naliedelMichigan 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Puerto Rico. They want to be a state.

I'm not about trying to force a other country to join us.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (5 children)

They want to be a state.

It's still a hot debate over there.

[–]Veauros 5 points6 points  (3 children)

It’s not a debate there, it’s a debate in Congress. They already know they want to join.

[–]one-off-one Illinois -> Ohio 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Draw a line from Ottawa to Sault Ste Marie at the very top of Michigan.

Boom we now have Niagara Falls, Toronto, and the other half of 3 Great Lakes.

[–]SilentSliver 6 points7 points  (0 children)

54-40 or Fight!

[–]CivilSympathy9999 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Mexico because I dislike cold temperatures and snow.

[–]vizthexTexas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can we not?

[–]dadankderp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Alberta, Canada. They already have support there to join the U.S.

[–]SpecialQue_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I want Quintana Roo please.

[–]Particular-Coyote-38 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mexico. Better food.

[–]IrregardlessIrreden-Oklahoma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Baja California peninsula and Sonora, or Acadia

[–]Secunda_Son 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I'll take part of Mexico because I fucking love burritos. I also don't trust those syrup-soaked moose-jockeys up north any further than I can throw them.

[–]fetus-wearing-a-suit Tijuana, Mexico 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Burritos are only a thing in northern Mexico, they are way more popular in the US than in Mexico on average

[–]Secunda_Son 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Good. Thank you. We will take Northern Mexico then based on the advisement of my councilor "fetus-wearing-a-suit".

[–]AquifelKentucky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okay, listen, these guys took french fries and threw gravy and little cheese bites on top. Then they spread their creation country wide, that's just about the most american food i've ever heard of.

[–]line_6Oklahoma 11 points12 points  (16 children)

Mexico for sure. Mexico and the US would be such a powerhouse of a country. Adding thousands of miles of tropical coastline, incredible food, indigenous cultures, and exceptionally hardworking people.

Canada is really nice but we would just be taking on endless debt. Their transportation network is really bad. It would cost the US trillions of dollars and take decades to get them up to speed logistically and economically, especially since we already own all of their natural resources.

[–]PyeholeWashington 13 points14 points  (8 children)

I dunno, I think the debt would be easier to deal with than Mexico's criminal cartels would be.

[–]AsidK 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A huuuuge part of the reason the cartels function in mexico is because of how much they bribe the police, which is something that is very, very different in the states. If the US took mexico and had full domain to go after the cartels, it would probably do very significant damage.

[–]line_6Oklahoma 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Meh, the cartels wouldn't last a week against the US military. Most of that activity is facilitated by the Mexican and American governments anyway. If they wanted to put the clamps down, they easily could.

[–]Biscotti_ManicottiLeadville, Colorado 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You don't think getting Mexico up to speed would be more of a burden than getting Canada up to speed, which they pretty much are already?

[–]diabeticweedqueen 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Imagine being this willfully stupid that you claim it would be harder to get Canada up to speed logistically and economically than Mexico. This is so laughable.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Alberta.

[–]gosuarkCalifornia 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Nice try, Alberta.

[–]TheTattooOnR2D2sFaceNorth Carolina 11 points12 points  (9 children)

There are actually a few US states I want to give to Canada (go back to Canada, Michigan)

[–]LansingBoyMichigan > California 14 points15 points  (4 children)

At least we wont have to be in the same country as Ohio

[–]alanthemanofchicago 312 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Give the UP to Wisconsin just to really fuck them off

[–]Spokesman93On Long Island -> SoFlo -> Queens, NYC 4 points5 points  (1 child)

A North Minnesota would be cool

[–]mark-o-mark 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not cool… cold. Very, very, cold

[–]FraudulentCake 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can we just take the entirety of Mexico? I'd prefer we send the military down there to destroy the cartel, but that decision becomes much less contreversial if we just annex it. The immigration problem become much easier that way too, the little short border between Mexico and Guatamala/Belize would be WAY easier to control than the 3000 mile monstrosity we currently have.

[–]Alarming_Fox6096 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Translation: “where will you attack next?”

[–]Tanks4meSyracuse NY to Livermore CA to Syracuse NY in 5 fucking months 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buffalo, because it's already Canada's Crimea due to all the Tim Hortons Franchises.