Why won’t the United States annex Canada, even if militarily? It seems that could alleviate the strain on the Current Account and allow for the removal of several trade barriers for the continent, not to mention provide a stable currency for our Northern friends.
What kinds of externalities are at play here?
Unless a clause was put in place asserting the population of the annexed neighbor wouldn’t ever get the right to vote in a presidential election, I believe that the current leadership would be hesitant to expand the United States to the North. Or to the South for that matter.
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