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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful Women in Europe (PICK 6!)
Irish 40 9.83%
Scottish 19 4.67%
English 40 9.83%
Dutch 43 10.57%
Belgian 13 3.19%
French 116 28.50%
Swiss 23 5.65%
German 44 10.81%
Austrian 18 4.42%
Italian 116 28.50%
Spanish 85 20.88%
Portuguese 39 9.58%
Danish 44 10.81%
Norwegian 67 16.46%
Swedish 115 28.26%
Finnish 41 10.07%
Estonian 26 6.39%
Latvian 25 6.14%
Lithuanian 26 6.39%
Polish 64 15.72%
Ukranian 77 18.92%
Czech 77 18.92%
Slovakian 31 7.62%
Hungarian 39 9.58%
Romanian 47 11.55%
Moldovan 19 4.67%
Slovenian 17 4.18%
Croatian 33 8.11%
Bosnian 11 2.70%
Serbian 33 8.11%
Bulgarian 23 5.65%
Albanian 19 4.67%
Macedonian 8 1.97%
Greek 48 11.79%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 407. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:19 AM
 
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I usually like, and agree, with your posts. When I've been in Spain's Andalusia, the Moorish ancestry that crossed near the Strait of Gibraltar is obvious. In the many times I've been to Sicily, I found more light-skinned people there than in most of Spain. They may have dark hair and brown eyes, but a lot of them are fair skinned. The differences between the Spaniards and the Italians, in terms of coloring/complexion, are minimal, but the Moorish presence on the Iberian peninsula is highly visible.


Andalusia is the region of Spain with less Moorish blood. There's more moorish blood in the Northwest (Galicia, Zamora). The reason is that during the XVIIth Century, moorish were expelled from Spain, particularly from Andalusia (because of the Turkish threat). Many moorish converts fled to Northen Spain, where everybody was considered of "clean blood" and the Holy Inquisition was not that powerful.

Andalusia was resettled with Christians, and in some cases, with Europeans. But if you visited Andalusia, you probably saw many Gypsies, and a large part of the service staff is Latin American or Morrocans.

Those people that you saw that looked moorish were probably Morroccans. Morrocans are as abondant in Andalusia as Mexicans in California, most are illegal.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:23 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Andalusia is the region of Spain with less Moorish blood. There's more moorish blood in the Northwest (Galicia, Zamora). The reason is that during the XVIIth Century, moorish were expelled from Spain, particularly from Andalusia (because of the Turkish threat). Many moorish converts fled to Northen Spain, where everybody was considered of "clean blood" and the Holy Inquisition was not that powerful.

Andalusia was resettled with Christians, and in some cases, with Europeans. But if you visited Andalusia, you probably saw many Gypsies, and a large part of the service staff is Latin American or Morrocans.

Those people that you saw that looked moorish were probably Morroccans. Morrocans are as abondant in Andalusia as Mexicans in California, most are illegal.
Is there a lot of Moorish blood in Portugal? Knew a Portuguese girl who was very dark, not sure if she had Gypsy blood either.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Spain
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And keeps on producing and producing twenty years after the fall of that aforementioned communism...

It's not communism, it's the Russian culture that produces the ultra-feminine women and macho men, with all the ideas of "man providing," while woman is destined to dazzle him with her gorgeous looks and sex appeal. So the more dazzling the looks, the higher the price to pay.
I can see where this kind of women can cause a headache for American men for example, who are more used to see "business partners" in their wives, but in Southern cultures that are also predisposed to machismo, this type of Russian women can be a better fit.
In southern cultures, women have not had public representation for many years for years, but in Spain many women allways have been "the boss" at home. At least many of them. For example, i remember my grandmother, she could not buy a home without the signature of my grandmother, but when he brought the money to home, he gave it to her, she was responsible for the administration of almost all, i think it was something hubitual in many families. With regard to femininity, I think many men complain that women are no longer so feminine in western countries, Also men have lost part of his "gentlemanly", is a consequence of having more equity between men and women.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In southern cultures, women have not had public representation for many years for years, but in Spain many women allways have been "the boss" at home. At least many of them. For example, i remember my grandmother, she could not buy a home without the signature of my grandmother, but when he brought the money to home, he gave it to her, she was responsible for the administration of almost all, i think it was something hubitual in many families. With regard to femininity, I think many men complain that women are no longer so feminine in western countries, Also men have lost part of his "gentlemanly", is a consequence of having more equity between men and women.
I notice this in a lot of Spanish film. Powerful female figures. Italian too, even though it's very patriarchal.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:18 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Italian & Southern European women are much prettier on average then Northern European women (IMO) With the exception of Greeks, i don't find them attractive at all..

NE women look kinda bland and don't age that well.. Not to mention they're more prone to obesity..
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Why do the French win all the polls on this forum?
If it's about movies, food, culture, cities, women etc., etc....
Stop overrating them!
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 AM
 
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Marketing, French have been marketing their country since their revolution.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:28 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Italian & Southern European women are much prettier on average then Northern European women (IMO) With the exception of Greeks, i don't find them attractive at all..

NE women look kinda bland and don't age that well.. Not to mention they're more prone to obesity..
Save the UK, the opposite is true.

Italian women seem either very feminine or very masculine.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:32 AM
 
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Is there a lot of Moorish blood in Portugal? Knew a Portuguese girl who was very dark, not sure if she had Gypsy blood either.

Most people in the Iberian peninsula have had a similar aspect during the last 8.000 years. Exactly the same aspect that original inhabitants of UK. Gypsyes arrived less than 500 years ago, they keep to themselves.

Portuguese look like Spanish, Italians and most French and western European in general.

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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Save the UK, the opposite is true.

Italian women seem either very feminine or very masculine.

Italian women have a very strong character because they have to cope with Italians.
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