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Old 08-09-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Although in my opinion, America is not really to blame for this problem.
No? The US practice of aid in return for the marketing of its products has been ongoing since WW2 at least.

This has led to a globalization which will keep the US unemployment rate very high and keep the pockets of the rich very full. But that is another topic.

Of the 15-20 countries I've visited (most in Europe), the only one that seems to be resisting "Americanization" is Brazil. The UK is the most Americanized and in the worst ways... sorry.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Who really cares, is my opinion. Plenty of American culture here, but that's to be expected with the language. If I listen to American music, it's about the music, not about wanting to be an American. Likewise with TV,film etc. Mcdonald's for lunch (yesterday)?, well if anyone can bet a chicken mc cheese and fries for $2.50, they're welcome to try.

I guess North Korea would have less American influence than most countries.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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There is possibly less acceptance of American pop culture in the U.S. right now than there is in certain other countries in the world. lol.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: IL
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No? The US practice of aid in return for the marketing of its products has been ongoing since WW2 at least.

This has led to a globalization which will keep the US unemployment rate very high and keep the pockets of the rich very full. But that is another topic.

Of the 15-20 countries I've visited (most in Europe), the only one that seems to be resisting "Americanization" is Brazil. The UK is the most Americanized and in the worst ways... sorry.
Brazil? I find a very strong influence there, or at least in Rio. The country has a very strong patriotic bent to it, but I see lots of anecdotal evidence. My in laws and friends wears American brands, I see lots of black market disney stuff when shopping in downtown Rio, there are a number of American channels on cable (ESPN, CNN, Discovery Kids, etc). Movies are also popular there, Wal Mart is coming in fast, lots of American restaurants, Nike is huge, etc.

There are very big Brazilian brands that compete well...Pao de acucar, lots of fashion lines, AmBev brands...but I find strong American influence there, too.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Mexico would be one of the top contenders.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Mexico would be one of the top contenders.
Ever been to Monterey? I swear, I went there expecting to explore some of my Hispanic roots, and all I got was more American culture. It was like I never even left the US, minus the English, however, being from Texas, I'm also accustomed to hearing spanish. I lose both ways
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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After all, this is the world forum, and the topic is a problem for most countries outside America. Although in my opinion, America is not really to blame for this problem.
Don't kid yourself. One of the primary missions of American embassies abroad is to push American products. This means Hollywood films (mainly B-grade films, it seems), music, products like Starbucks coffee and McDonalds, TV shows, Barbie Dolls, etc. etc.

Bhutan has done a great job of promoting their Indigenous culture and resisting Americanization and Bollywoodization.

Zimbabwe
Mongolia
Russia to some extent
Bulgaria
Sweden?
Iceland
Malagasy Republic
Seychelles?
Samoa (Independent)
Japan to some extent?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (belong to India, though, don't they?)
Papua New Guinea
Tanzania
Rwanda
Swaziland
Republic of Congo
Mozambique
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Belize, Madagascar, Angola
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:26 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Mexico would be one of the top contenders.
Mexico is right beside the USA just like Canada so I really wouldn't consider it a contender.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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adapt earthlings, resistance is futile
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