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Old 05-28-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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It's stronger than many people think. Certain British bankers have a huge influence on this country, whether you believe it or not.
And that's a fact!
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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But bankers are controlled by politicians, and I believe the OP mentioned anything aside from political influences...

I also agree that American pop culture influences Britain more these days than the British influence American's. That was not the same throughout the rest of history, especially during the last major British invasion in the 1960s, aka the Beatles, and the dozens of British bands that followed suit.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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But bankers are controlled by politicians, and I believe the OP mentioned anything aside from political influences...
It's actually the other way around.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:59 PM
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Location: Boston
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I've always wondered whether or not there are more Irish people in the US than in Ireland.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I've always wondered whether or not there are more Irish people in the US than in Ireland.
I can't find the numbers but the number of Irish people in the United States is very small.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:46 PM
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I can't find the numbers but the number of Irish people in the United States is very small.
That may be true, but there are 315 million people in the US vs 6 million in Ireland. I also don't have numbers, but to me it sounds plausible, and would be amusing if true.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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There are 40 million people of Irish descent in the U.S. Even assuming that a goodly number of them are actually Scots-Irish, and a fair proportion of the "real Irish" are of fractional descent, given Ireland proper only has 4.6 million people, the U.S. would only need 15% of the total to be full-blooded to have more Irish people than Ireland.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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It's stronger than many people think. Certain British bankers have a huge influence on this country, whether you believe it or not.
. I think there's a stronger German influence on the general American culture. Like the Interstate system is based on the Autobahn, the punctuality of the "Time is Money", and our most famous foods are of German origin (Hot Dogs, Hamburgers) along with Beers coming from German American founders. But London is pretty much the financial Capitol of the word. They influence most of the world banks.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:52 AM
 
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Huh? THe United States in general isn't that United. There's different accents, different take on government, musical style differences, some regions that are more atheist than religious. The southern states have a radically different culture than the northern states.


Don't kid yourself with the name United States of America. We're anything but "United" really. Even the revolutionary war with its take on individualism and gun rights is getting to becvome more questioned in certain parts of the country. Even with and increasing hispanic population the english lanugae is starting to fade. Some sections of the country may in some of our lifetimes speak spanish as the first official language.


It isn't a unified country, so stop lying and kidding yourselves. And some of the things that used to unite us such as language and religion (one nation under god) is starting to fade away in recent years.

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:31 AM
 
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Huh? THe United States in general isn't that United. There's different accents, different take on government, musical style differences, some regions that are more atheist than religious. The southern states have a radically different culture than the northern states.


Don't kid yourself with the name United States of America. We're anything but "United" really. Even the revolutionary war with its take on individualism and gun rights is getting to becvome more questioned in certain parts of the country. Even with and increasing hispanic population the english lanugae is starting to fade. Some sections of the country may in some of our lifetimes speak spanish as the first official language.


It isn't a unified country, so stop lying and kidding yourselves. And some of the things that used to unite us such as language and religion (one nation under god) is starting to fade away in recent years.
You pretty much just explained every country in the world.
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