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Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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It seems like Australia is more like Canada because of the British connection, but seem more like Americans in terms of their red-blooded culture.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Bit of both if you ask me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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They seem more like Americans in temperament, but more like Canadians, especially Western Canadians, in everything else.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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I guess we're both rebels but for different reasons, Americans are rebels because they had a revolution to get their independence and Australians are rebels because of our convict past lol.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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Their government structure, recent history past 100 years and size are more in common with canada but based on my experiences australians and americans tend to be more boisterous, canadians are a little more reserved out of the three. Australians and canadians however would also tend to be a good deal less religious than the us as a whole.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Their government structure, recent history past 100 years and size are more in common with canada but based on my experiences australians and americans tend to be more boisterous, canadians are a little more reserved out of the three. Australians and canadians however would also tend to be a good deal less religious than the us as a whole.
That's a good point, I would say Australia is a secular conservative country while Canada is a secular liberal country while the US is religious conservative.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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Neither. Australians are like Brits and maybe South Africans.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Another difference with Canada and similarity with the U.S. is that Australia is "the big guy" in its part of the world (Oceania). Militarily, politically, economically, culturally.

Canada, although quite a bit bigger than Australia, does not in any way play this role in its part of the world, where this role is of course played by you-know-who.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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If you want to compare Australians to Americans, I would compare them to Westerners, especially Californians. I think Australians have the "Liberaltarian" mentality of many Californians.

Urban Dictionary: Liberaltarian
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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I have lived in both Australia and the USA and Australians are nothing like Americans, at least not Americans here on the East Coast. The Canadians I know are mainly from Quebec and Australians are nothing whatsoever like them either.

Australia is, in general an isolated country which has developed it's own sense of identity quite unlike other countries.
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