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Old 05-15-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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The USA:
Like
-The ingenuity in business
-Order and a semi-descent justice system
-Welcoming to immigrants
-Foodie culture
-Intellectual culture

Dislike
-People are always complaining about everything
-Peoples obessions with Hollywood
-very wasteful society with food and trash, lack of consciousness
-culture is too individualistic- people are always offended, bothered by someone or something.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^ Thanks for sharing Greysholic. Yes, the diplomatic thing is something I didn't think of. Are Taiwanese considered 'citizens' of the ROC? I mean can you be a citizen of what is not officially a country?
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Well if you think Taiwan is a country,it is a country.I mean we are not the authorities of any country,so I think we can judge by ourselves without causing any controversy or pissing China off lol.

Actually I just don't think the term is that important,and besides,if we are not considered "citizens" of Taiwan(or ROC,whatever.I really dislike the name ROC though,it sounds so stupid,and long),what are we?Citizens of PRC?Certainly not.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well if you think Taiwan is a country,it is a country.I mean we are not the authorities of any country,so I think we can judge by ourselves without causing any controversy or pissing China off lol.

Actually I just don't think the term is that important,and besides,if we are not considered "citizens" of Taiwan(or ROC,whatever.I really dislike the name ROC though,it sounds so stupid,and long),what are we?Citizens of PRC?Certainly not.
Yes, basically a country is any self-governing territory who can defend it's autonomy or maintain it some way.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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In the United States, I like:

- The East Coast

- Money/Stock Market

- Diversity

- Universities

- Federal government jobs

- Women


I dislike:

- Ghettos

- That it's not closer to Europe because I love London and Paris so much, those 2 cities should be part of the United States anyway :-)
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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USA:

Things I like:

1) Greatest country in the world
2) Better than other countries at mostly everything
3) Excels at being #1
4) Full of winners

Things I dislike:

1) Too much greatness
2) At times too incredible
3) Sometimes being #1 all the time gets repetitive
4) Our freedom makes others jealous
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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Originally Posted by hobbesdj View Post
USA:

Things I like:

1) Greatest country in the world
2) Better than other countries at mostly everything
3) Excels at being #1
4) Full of winners

Things I dislike:

1) Too much greatness
2) At times too incredible
3) Sometimes being #1 all the time gets repetitive
4) Our freedom makes others jealous
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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I live in the USA.

Pros:

-MLB. I love baseball.

-Foodie culture.

-Great Lakes (Though Canada has them too)

-Good Universities

-A lot of cool places to visit without needing a passport.

-Excellent hospitals

-We are allowed to protect our family and homes with guns, if it comes down to it.


Cons:

- Hollywood. People worship celebrities such as Beyonce, Kim and Kanye, Miley, Rihanna. They are sometimes more worried about the celebrities private life than their own.

-Horrible K-12 school systems/common core.

- People who think our country is somehow better and greater than the other 100+ countries that exist.

-Thug culture, rap music culture. Being a "gangsta" is considered cool.

-Too many people here live to work, instead of working to live.

-Our gun rights I listed in the pros? Yeah those are slowly being taken away from us.

-Way too materalistic. Apple this, Apple that. A lot of importance is put on having the shiniest, newest car, the latest tablet, the most expensive clothes. You could say this feeds into the workaholic culture.

-The government/Obama/Obamacare

-Gay marriage is still frowned upon.

-Police brutality way too common, getting worse.

-Political correctness, everyone's a winner, you hurt my feelings apologize right now type of culture.

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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I’m American but currently live in Seoul, South Korea.

Things I like:
Extremely low cost of healthcare, socialized medicine (doc visit: $3 out of pocket, Rx Meds: $2, friend had cancer: $3k for one month of radiation treatment)
Great public transportation: subway, buses. Air conditioned, safe, modern, many routes
24 hour almost everything: Coffee shops, bars, restaurants, study rooms, movie theaters, shopping
Low violent crime: just not many murders and fights
Low theft: left my wallet and cell phone around town, got it back
Super fast internet

Things I dislike:
Lack of Western food (obviously)
General annoyance at most Korean public and table etiquette (or lack there of)
General racism (Korea is homogenous)
Homophobia (not gay, but to each his own)
Lack of occupational mobility (lifetime workers still the norm)
Over-emphasis on only certain educational areas (English, Science, Math)
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: southern california
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level of honesty is high here
it has declined some in last years but still light years ahead of other countries i have lived in.
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