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Old 06-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Location: Encino, CA
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Originally Posted by LongNote View Post
I know I'm asking two different questions, that's why I used the word "or" instead of "and" ... I'm not sure what point you felt you were making in pointing that out.
Ha ha. Dont get all angry dude. I was just pointing out that people dont move to live in a country solely because of the country's history. You wont hear anyone saying "Oh, I decided to live in Greece because back in 776 BC they had the first Olympics". People will almost always seek out what the country has to offer TODAY in order to determine if its a place they would want to live.

Then your other question:

LongNote asks: "What I should have asked is, does the negative aspects of a country's past, especially as it relates to your people, effect your desire to move there or visit."

Kinda wish you would give examples or specifics because it sounds like you have specific scenarios in your head that you are talking about as it relates to a specific race/country of people to a specific race/country of another.

Would a Jewish person travel to Germany? Yes. Many live there today.
Would a Scot or Irishman travel to England? Yes. Despite hundreds of years of war, they are now pretty much one country - U.K.
Would a Japanese travel to the U.S. despite Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Yes. Many visit daily and call it HOME.
Would someone from Peru travel to Spain? They probably wont even know about the Spanish conquest of 1532 and even if they did, they'd be like "Whatev".
Would an Armenian travel to Tukey? Probably not. This is the only scenario I can think of where a person would not travel to a country based on the country's past as it relates to their people. This is based on the Turks genocide of Armenian and their refusal to acknowledge it and call it was it was - GENOCIDE!!

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Old 06-17-2015, 10:37 PM
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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If history means amazing architecture and a well-developed, tasty cuisine, then it factors into my decision very much.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:54 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Actually, none. I'm much more interested in seeing the present-day social and economic dynamics of places I travel, and I can't be bothered even walking in the front door of a museum.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:27 AM
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None. I don't choose a country specifically due to history, although if there is something historically that interests me, I try to see it while I am there.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Location: North Dakota
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Originally Posted by LongNote View Post
How big of a role does a country's history play in your decision to move to or travel to that country?
Seeing as how I don't care to emigrate, the history has no bearing on living there. As far as visiting, it depends on the type of trip. If I want to see nature I don't care about the history. If it's somewhere like Europe I would go for the history.
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