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Old 07-02-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Sorry...Ireland and Iceland are not continental...got carried over...
And Shetland and Orkney are in Scotland, not England.

 
Old 07-04-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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France.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 02:50 PM
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There aren't any nations that similar to England, except for maybe parts of Canada and New Zealand.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 05:24 AM
 
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I might look at Scandanavian countries. They all have a relationship to the sea, and like the English, the Swedes and Danes enjoy the countryside (the French don't).
 
Old 07-05-2010, 06:23 AM
 
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I might look at Scandanavian countries. They all have a relationship to the sea, and like the English, the Swedes and Danes enjoy the countryside (the French don't).
Where did you get the idea that the French don't like the countryside
 
Old 07-05-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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Where did you get the idea that the French don't like the countryside
Maybe I should have said that Parisians don't.
Historically, I think there has been a palpable class seperation in France between the urban and the rural.
If you look at 17th and 18th century French country architetcure and landscapes you can get a hint at the differences in attitudes. In France the "chateau" was a very formal and controlled environment- geometric homes and gardens, usually walled in from the natural environment. Not so in England, where gardens were more naturalistic, houses more immersed in the landscape. The French country chateau's were built by the aristocracy in part as status symbols- a place to get away with one's entourage. The English country houses of the aristocracy were built as working hunting lodges.
My belief is that the attitude about the countryside in the UK is different than in France (or Italy) where there is more status associated with city living than in most places.
 
Old 07-06-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Hopefully, none.
 
Old 07-06-2010, 11:50 AM
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Culturally, England has no similarity to the rest of Europe.
 
Old 07-06-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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Does Gibraltar count as a country? If it does.... that would be the closest you'd get to England. Otherwise, I don't know
If it did then certainly it would be the one, yet its an overseas territory of the British.
 
Old 07-12-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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England is very different then continental Europe. It is weird the difference that language makes on a society. The Britney and Normandy Region of France look a lot like England.

English culture was heavly influenced by the vikings early on so I would have to say Denmark.
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