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View Poll Results: "Honorary European countries" - Which country would you consider European on an honorary b
Turkey 6 18.18%
Lebanon 0 0%
Israel 2 6.06%
Armenia 0 0%
Georgia 7 21.21%
Azerbaijan 0 0%
All of the above. 1 3.03%
None of these. 17 51.52%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-29-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Which one of these non-European countries would you consider giving the honorary title "European" to?

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Last edited by Iber-Colchis; 11-29-2013 at 10:55 PM..
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I don't think these countries much care if they're considered 'honourary European' or not.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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I don't think these countries much care if they're considered 'honourary European' or not.
Trust me, Georgians-Armenians-Azeris do.
They don't want to be considered "Middle-Easterners."
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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I would vote for Armenia, Georgia and Israel if it was a multiple choice poll. Turkey is most definitely more a Middle Eastern country than a European one and Lebanon and Azerbaijan have nothing to do with Europe, I don't understand why they're in the poll.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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In football, they all except Lebanon take part in European competitions.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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In Eurovision,they are all contestants,lol.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Shrewsbury UK
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Certainly Armenia is. Indo-European language, culturally very European, diaspora all over Europe who fit in much better than those from real Asian countries.

Georgia as well is much more European than Asian. When these two were part of the USSR I don't think anyone seriously thought them anything but European. Don't really understand why their status has been questioned since independence.

Cyprus and Malta are not on there, obviously the OP thinks they are part of Europe. Everyone but a few Wikipedia editors do. Turkey is a bit half and half: it's not completely "European" (never mind the religion, the language is Central Asian originally) but it certainly isn't Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. "Near Eastern" is a very good description.

Lebanon? Uh, no. Where did anyone get that idea. Yes I know it's half Christian, but Middle Eastern Christian. Is Bosnia in Asia because it's part Muslim?
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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What do you mean, "non-European countries"? Armenia and Georgia are European. Azerbaijan should probably be included, too. OP, I think you need to study geography a little more before you post questions like this. And your poll didn't allow voting for more than one, btw.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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Serbia.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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Georgia and Armenia, yes.

Azerbaijan is too Persian.

Israel and Lebanon are Semitic, albeit with very strong Western influence especially in Israel.

Turkey... on the whole, certainly not. There is European heritage there in a small part, but the country as a whole with its Ottoman history and Central Asian majority culture disqualifies it.
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