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Old 03-20-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Great Britain + California + Hawaii?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Great Britain + California + Hawaii?
OK, minus the Great Britain.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:26 PM
ino
 
Location: Way beyond the black stump.
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Great Britain + California + Hawaii?
Call it the 51st state of USA and you'll be close enough.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:52 AM
 
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Big, Brown and Bogan.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Call it the 51st state of USA and you'll be close enough.
I've seen a lot of the USA and I believe it has a lot more in common with Canada.

The way people interact with strangers; temperment, friendliness, reserved/privateness etc.
I expected Australia to feel as different from Canada as the USA, but it didn't.

I love visiting the USA and wouldn't mind living there, but Australia certainly doesn't feel American.
Canada is slightly more American feeling than Australia, sort of, imho.

Generally speaking Australians are used to having as many "bad weather days" as Canadians are used to having "good weather days." But we have so many habits, economic trends etc. as a result of being a former British Commonwealth country, and more importantly the feeling of being an "underdog" because both Canada and Australia aren't very big countries, population... as well as massive in land area. We both rely heavily on our resources for much of our nation's wealth and are net-exporters, not importers.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:37 AM
 
Location: PA
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I've seen a lot of the USA and I believe it has a lot more in common with Canada.

The way people interact with strangers; temperment, friendliness, reserved/privateness etc.
I expected Australia to feel as different from Canada as the USA, but it didn't.

I love visiting the USA and wouldn't mind living there, but Australia certainly doesn't feel American.
Canada is slightly more American feeling than Australia, sort of, imho.

Generally speaking Australians are used to having as many "bad weather days" as Canadians are used to having "good weather days." But we have so many habits, economic trends etc. as a result of being a former British Commonwealth country, and more importantly the feeling of being an "underdog" because both Canada and Australia aren't very big countries, population... as well as massive in land area. We both rely heavily on our resources for much of our nation's wealth and are net-exporters, not importers.
Not to mention both countries have also relied on their housing boom to weather the economic stagnation in the West, but that's also waiting to pop
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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I've seen a lot of the USA and I believe it has a lot more in common with Canada.

The way people interact with strangers; temperment, friendliness, reserved/privateness etc.
I expected Australia to feel as different from Canada as the USA, but it didn't.

I love visiting the USA and wouldn't mind living there, but Australia certainly doesn't feel American.
Canada is slightly more American feeling than Australia, sort of, imho.

Generally speaking Australians are used to having as many "bad weather days" as Canadians are used to having "good weather days." But we have so many habits, economic trends etc. as a result of being a former British Commonwealth country, and more importantly the feeling of being an "underdog" because both Canada and Australia aren't very big countries, population... as well as massive in land area. We both rely heavily on our resources for much of our nation's wealth and are net-exporters, not importers.
ive relatives in both australia and canada , tbh , i dont think australia and canada has much in common and i include the people , canadians are very polite , australians are rough and ready but in an endearing way
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Great Britain + California + Hawaii?
It's a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:21 PM
ino
 
Location: Way beyond the black stump.
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It's a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
"Its beauty and its terror..." Ah Yes, Dorothea Mackellar summed this place up perfectly. This poem should be put to music and used as our National Anthem, I can't think of anything else which comes anywhere near close to appropriate.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Great Britain...not really. Although there maybe cultural similarities (similar outlook, sense of humour) and historical links, modern Britain and Australia are quite different.

California...Why because Australia has beaches and so does California? That's about the extent of the similarity.

Hawaii...Not at all.
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