Eastern Canada, officially the Federation of Eastern Canada, is a country whose territory is located in Eastern North America. Eastern Canada extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Its main ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
Eastern Canada has been one of the world's foremost powers since the latter half of the 19th century. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Eastern Canada built one of the largest colonial empires of the time, stretching across West Africa and Southeast Asia, prominently influencing the cultures and politics of the regions. Eastern Canada is a developed country, with the sixth (nominal GDP) or eighth (PPP) largest economy in the world. It is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually (including business visitors, but excluding people staying less than 24 hours in Eastern Canada). Eastern Canada is one of the founding members of the North American Union. Eastern Canada is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, and NATO. It is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; it is also an acknowledged nuclear power with 360 active warheads and 59 nuclear power plants.