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Old 06-08-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Well, you've put all of ex-Yugoslavia except Slovenia (and Macedonia close to the top) so I was wondering.. But I was more interested about your idea of the definition.
"Patriotic" imo just means showing love for your country, being proud of it and willing to defend it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Actually he was right. "Nationality" as we think about it know didn't exist back then. There is no way you could give up your nationality because there wasn't one in the first place.
But what the explorer did was saying something like " from this day I am not a Portuguese any more ". That is also like giving up the nationality right ?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:22 AM
 
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Of what I've observed of Eastern Europeans (especially at sporting events like the UEFA Euros or FIFA World Cup), they seem to be the most patriotic Europeans.

I've always thought the Italians were a patriotic bunch, but maybe it's just the younger generations who were born to Italian immigrants who moved out of Europe, who partake in this patriotic feeling for Italy.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I'd go for Germany, France, and the U.K., in that order.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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go to northern Ireland , union jacks are all over the shop , especially at this time of year
I don't care what is happening there, I am referring to what I see within England (can't comment on Scotland or Wales). NI is a small part of the UK.

So, again, I disagree completely, I do not think the UK is the most patriotic country in Europe, from observations as a person living here (and having lived here all of my life). We are probably the most self-deprecating country in Europe.

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Teh funny thing is that many french young people have union jacks in many to appear "cool" or "fashion". Isn't it the case in the UK? Or do young British have french flags on thei items to appear cool and fashion (I will be surpised if it was the case! ...
No -- but we do have stars and stripes on a lot of apparel here. I see clothing with union jacks on it too, but that isn't a sign of pride or nationalism. It's merely a fashion statement.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 4710'N 025'E
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No -- but we do have stars and stripes on a lot of apparel here. I see clothing with union jacks on it too, but that isn't a sign of pride or nationalism. It's merely a fashion statement.
Yes, but would you think that the french flag could become a fashion statement in the UK?? I don't think it could be. I don't think union jacks can be fashion in an Anglophobic country.

Is Francophobia still strong in the UK? When I was teenager, in the 90's, I even saw in the gate of a shop "no dogs, no french", and having had insults from English youngs because of my nationality (I must look french, since they recoginsed I was without speaking). Obviously this is due to a small margin, I also recieved welcomes while there.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Get over yourself!
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yes, but would you think that the french flag could become a fashion statement in the UK?? I don't think it could be. I don't think union jacks can be fashion in an Anglophobic country.

Is Francophobia still strong in the UK? When I was teenager, in the 90's, I even saw in the gate of a shop "no dogs, no french", and having had insults from English youngs because of my nationality (I must look french, since they recoginsed I was without speaking). Obviously this is due to a small margin, I also recieved welcomes while there.
What are you talking about? I don't think France is an Anglophobic country. You must have me confused with someone else.

Could the French flag become a fashion statement in the UK? Probably not - it's a fairly plain tricolour flag.

As for Francophobia - well, I hear groups of French students talking in French when walking around my city, and nobody shouts at them or attacks them, and I have never seen a shop sign saying ' no French', so I am inclined to think no, and I doubt such a thing ever existed.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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I don't care what is happening there, I am referring to what I see within England (can't comment on Scotland or Wales). NI is a small part of the UK.

So, again, I disagree completely, I do not think the UK is the most patriotic country in Europe, from observations as a person living here (and having lived here all of my life). We are probably the most self-deprecating country in Europe.



No -- but we do have stars and stripes on a lot of apparel here. I see clothing with union jacks on it too, but that isn't a sign of pride or nationalism. It's merely a fashion statement.

I love the british self depreciating humour , no reason one cant be both patriotic and self depreciating
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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This English house really likes flying their flag:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Westm...,,0,-3.29&z=14

A lot of flags even for North American standards.
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