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Old 10-22-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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It's funny how much "Anglo-Saxon" still gets used when even England itself is a mix of various groups that came at different times(Celts, Romans, Normans, Vikings from Norway or Denmark along with the Angles and Saxons). The Anglo-Saxons were the ruling group prior to the Norman invasion and provided a lot of the foundation of English culture, but if there was still Anglo-Saxon culture we'd be speaking Germanic Olde English instead of modern French-influenced English.

The Thirteen Colonies were settled by the British, mostly English, though there were Scots and other Celtic groups present as well as German immigrants in Pennsylvania and the Dutch in New York. And of course English culture left an imprint(though we have less in some ways then many other former colonies), but it wasn't really that "Anglo-Saxon" no more than it was "Norman".
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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In short.... I see and most of the world... The US is a Anglo (I leave out Saxon) as by PROXY ADOPTION. EVEN AS TECHNICALLY NOT PART OF THE CROWN. We are as if the PURHAPS???? BASTARD CHILD. ... BUT STILL IN THE FAMILY FOR LIFE NEVERTHELESS.
To the OP ? If the UK residents see we are? And the World? I think to admit for the most why we are?? With all the comments here? It is a YES..... Our culture is still primarily closest to them. No matter what previous nation our parents came from. Only more recently is with such a Latino influx is it having a bit of influence? But LOOK AT OUR TV AND MOVIES???? IT ISNT TURNING INTO A SPANISH SPEAKING NEW LATINO NATION ANYTIME SOON. WHY... The Children of new Latino immigrants, still grow up as Anglo-Yankee version.... as any and ALL have before them.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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Only deluded republicans and British right wingers who have never been to the United states think the US is an anglo-saxxon nation.

I once met this stereotypically flamboyant british guy from a city called Birmingham telling me how he visited America and he was so shocked because it's so different, in his own words America felt nothing like Britain, he felt like a complete stranger in California and Las Vegas.

I then asked him, and why would California or las vegas out of all places be anything like Britain in the first place? and he replied because we colonized all those parts of the world. (I then corrected him and told him that Britain had only colonized 13 states on the eastern seaboard of the US and that the area he visited had actually been colonized by the Spaniards, and the middle of the US was pretty much French colonial territory until America bought it from France, and he looked at me surprised!!!
(pompous fancy pants didn't know America was so diverse, he thought the British still had some sort of right over the united states and his majesty had built the United States as we know it!)

I wonder if he was expecting to find tea, pictures of queen everywhere and british guards guarding government buildings and the casinos in las vegas!
And they say Americans are ignorant about other parts of the world...
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Another historical point - the Old Norman language that swept into England along with the conquest of 1066 was, itself, a product of Old French combined with Norse languages from the raiders who had occupied and settled parts of Normandy over the centuries.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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The fact is OP, Anglo-saxon doesn't mean just white ppl of british descent.
It means English speaking people who enjoy a free and democratic society based on common law...of which you can be of any ethnicity. Whether one is black, white, hispanic, Asian, etc.

So, America is largely an Anglo society with other cultural influences mixed. So is Jamaica and Australia and Canada, and south Africa and many other former British colonies.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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Cultural diversity is not at all mutually exclusive to being a former extension of being part of the British Empire. The US is like Canada or Australia except that it fought a war for independence.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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The fact is OP, Anglo-saxon doesn't mean just white ppl of british descent.
It means English speaking people who enjoy a free and democratic society based on common law...of which you can be of any ethnicity. Whether one is black, white, hispanic, Asian, etc.

So, America is largely an Anglo society with other cultural influences mixed. So is Jamaica and Australia and Canada, and south Africa and many other former British colonies.
Aside from using that word to describe the British, the term "anglo" itself can have different meanings depending on what part of the country you're in. In the Southwest it usually means a Non-Hispanic White person. While in the Northeast it can be used to describe an American of English decent to differentiate them from the ethnic Whites.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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^ That guy you quoted has a nerve to be bragging about Just-us lol.


like no one else in the whole world was free until the anglos popped up.

please.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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So I guess I am not an American because I don't have anglo-saxxon roots.

My family came from Norway

and African-Americans are not Americans either, neither are the Italian-Americans, or the hispanics, or the jews, or the Asians.

The vast majority of Black Americans have a large percentage of European ancestry, almost all of it of English/British origin.


Not many Norwegians had illicit affairs with their African slaves.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Anglo-sexon?

I'd at least consider just about any type of sexon.
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