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Old 01-23-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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From most to least. I would assume Mexico would be first, but in some ways they're very different. Mexico also seems a bit less modern than Argentina and Chile.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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I would say Brazil is like the US. Both are very big and dominate their continent. Both are international players. They also both have a ton of inequality and problems, while having several good things.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:53 AM
 
Location: classified
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Brazil is more similar to the US when you look at the fact that both places had slavery in the past and were destinations for many immigrants (Sao Paulo is said to have more Italians outside of Italy, and has a sizable population of other groups such as Lebanese, Portuguese, Spaniards, Japanese, Koreans, Jews, Germans, Bolivians, etc).

Also agriculture/the commodities markets play an important role in the economy of both countries.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Sorry but Brazil is nothing like the USA- similar in terms of size, similar immigration patterns, its importance within the continent(although Brazil's importance is mostly overstated and exaggerated) and both are large producers of commodities.

In terms of culture, mentality and history- these countries have very little in common- American culture is superior in almost every sense and comparing these two would be like comparing a mostly insignificant "Third World Country" to the best country in the world

I don't mean to pick on this user cry_havoc but comparing social inequalities in Brazil and the USA is simply ludicrous! The USA is about 200 years ahead of Brazil in almost everything.
I agree with you in one area. When it comes to social inequality there is a big difference. Most Brazilians agree to work together to correct it whereas in the US many people want to make the social inequality worse. The US is much more reactionary.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Sorry but Brazil is nothing like the USA- similar in terms of size, similar immigration patterns, its importance within the continent(although Brazil's importance is mostly overstated and exaggerated) and both are large producers of commodities.

In terms of culture, mentality and history- these countries have very little in common- American culture is superior in almost every sense and comparing these two would be like comparing a mostly insignificant "Third World Country" to the best country in the world

I don't mean to pick on this user cry_havoc but comparing social inequalities in Brazil and the USA is simply ludicrous! The USA is about 200 years ahead of Brazil in almost everything.

SUPERIOR???

LMAO!!!

Sorry, but I have to laugh my *ss off... Nothing personal...


You are certainly 200 years behind Brazil in terms of respect for the sovereignty of other countries. We don't invade and bomb other countries to steal their resources...

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Argentina is not like USA at all, maybe just in variety of climates and landscapes, only.

I see Chile as more similar to USA in other aspects.

But overall USA is bigger and very multicultural and in that aspects it cant be compared to any Latin/South America country. Maybe only Brasil but USA is still bigger and more varied.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chile is the closest in terms of mentality. They're really different than other Latin American countries, in a good way. Chile is the Most developed, stable, and prosperous.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Uruguay first, in terms of geography, demographics, economy, culture. infrfastructure.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Uruguay first, in terms of geography, demographics, economy, culture. infrfastructure.
really? USA seems way more modern than Uruguay, Uru is laid back.
And geography? USA haves amazingly varied geography (landscapes, etc) and Uru not. I say the only country comparable in landscape variety and climate is Argentina.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Houston, TX is a lot like Mexico.....
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