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Why is Canada population so low compared to Russia? Both are very cold

Why is Canada population so low compared to Russia, when both are very cold and yet Russia is four times more populated than Canada?

Which capital city is colder – Ottawa or Moscow?

Yep, it’s Ottawa.

That’s despite the fact that Ottawa is TEN DEGREES OF LATITUDE FURTHER SOUTH.

You can’t even properly compare the other topography of the two countries.

Like the fact that Canada has a lot less soil over its range. We call it the Canadian Shield. That’s largely because in its history Canada has actually had a lot more glaciation than Russia.

In truth, the bulk of Russia’s population is on the European side of the Ural Mountains. Similarly, the bulk of Canada’s population is in the highly habitable St. Lawrence Valley/Great Lakes area.

The rest of Canada is a lot more like Siberia, the Asian part of Russia – cold and dry with limited areas for agriculture.

The European part of Russia is much like the rest of Europe. Lots of land for growing, forest resources (Moscow is largely surrounded by forest) good water routes (all the major rivers run through European Russia).

Canada is harsh. In most places it’s cold. Where it’s not terribly cold, it can be snowy (Ottawa is a lot snowier than Moscow too) or rainy (like Vancouver).

Meanwhile, Russia has a reputation for harshness that Canadians kind of stifle laughter about.

And of course, Russia had been inhabited for many more years before the colonization of Canada.

Just a Poke

Ninety year old Marvin “Zadie” Hubberman was in the hospital for a few days because of concerns about his blood sugar levels.

“OK Mr. Hubberman,” said the nurse, “time to check your blood sugar. Hmm…” she said as she examined his red fingertips that had been poked numerous times already. “Which finger should we use this time that won’t hurt too much?”

“Yours!” Zadie replied.

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Yehuda Lave writes a daily (except on Shabbat and Hags) motivational Torah blog at YehudaLave.com Loving-kindness my specialty. Internationally Known Speaker and Lecturer and Author. Self Help through Bible and Psychology. Classes in controlling anger and finding Joy. Now living and working in Israel. Remember, it only takes a moment to change your life. Learn to have all the joy in your life that you deserve!!! There are great masters here to interpret Spirituality. Studied Kabbalah and being a good human being with Rabbi Plizken and Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, my Rabbi. Torah is the name of the game in Israel, with 3,500 years of mystics and scholars interpreting G-D's word. Yehuda Lave is an author, journalist, psychologist, rabbi, spiritual teacher and coach, with degrees in business, psychology and Jewish Law. He works with people from all walks of life and helps them in their search for greater happiness, meaning, business advice on saving money, and spiritual engagement
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