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Old 02-08-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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London is very dry compared to the UK average which is well above 1,000mm. Parts of Scotland, NW England and W Wales get in excess of 3,000mm, some areas get above 4,000mm. The UK is larger than Ireland, there is more variability, but Dublin and eastern Ireland aren't particularly wet.
Why is it that London and eastern Britiain is so dry? Not like theres a huge mountain chain running the Atlantic coast. I would of expected everywhere in the Uk it get at least 900mm of rain.

Also another Uk advantage could be our long coastline
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Its dry because once the low pressure systems hit ireland they slow down and fizzle out. Thats why.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Why is it that London and eastern Britiain is so dry? Not like theres a huge mountain chain running the Atlantic coast. I would of expected everywhere in the Uk it get at least 900mm of rain.

Also another Uk advantage could be our long coastline
There are no particularly high mountain ranges in the UK, but the Pennines, the Welsh mountains and the Scottish highlands are enough to block a good portion of the precipitation from moving eastwards - take a look at a rainfall radar sometime, you will often see rain stalling over western areas, and even forming over mountainous areas such as Cumbria, but never making it further east, it's quite spectacular really considering that the Pennines in particular are an absolutely puny mountain range, more large hills than anything, and if these weather fronts passed over the mountain ranges with ease, places like Cumbria and western Scotland wouldn't be as wet as they are now.

Yes, we have a long coastline, ranging from white sandy beaches in Cornwall and the Outer Hebrides, to dramatic rugged coastal cliffs seen from Kent to North Yorkshire. Certainly no lack of variation here.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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^yes that was in my mind but 590mm (london) seems way to low. Those tiny mountains makes the whole of the Uk in a rainshadow!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Another thing to consider is that these weather fronts would have to weaken eventually. They cannot continue over land indefinitely, they are primarily fueled by ocean moisture. The UK is certainly not a large country by any definition of the word, though, but if the mountain ranges were completely obliterated, no doubt London would be wetter, but I'm not sure about 900 mm.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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That is an excellent topic to show that a lot of countries have plenty of pros/qualities to appreciate, get to know, and enjoy, while also having a brief summary to say that.

There is probably at least 50 countries where a lot of positive, optimistic, intriguing, impressive qualities can be said that upstage the cons/flaws, and more pros/qualities than flaws/cons.

Here is the top 28 countries related to that based on my views: France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Iceland, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, China, USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Chile.

My favorite specific responses for the topic that I saw up to now in earlier posts are for France, Norway, Spain, Germany, UK, Australia, Canada, Brazil.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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For the country I lived in up to now: USA

Pros/Qualities/Best Traits:

1. A Large Variety of Scenery, Entertainment Options, Culture, Lifestyle.

2. A Good Amount of Opportunities in Life.

3. Plenty of diversity.

4. My Favorite Cities, Nature scenery areas, and States.

5. The Hipster/Yuppie/Progressive/Middle Class/Upper Class/Intellectual Culture that can be found.

6. In the Top 10 Countries for Innovation and Setting Exciting Trends.


Cons/Flaws/Worst Traits:

1. Sometimes Too Much Ignorant, Narrow Minded Provincialism: Some people in the USA don’t realize that plenty of other countries have some or a lot of similar qualities and impressive characteristics and they should know that. However, don’t worry, a lot of people in the USA actually don’t have those attitudes, and a lot of Americans have attitudes similar to my views.

2. A Very Divided Nation in People, Politics, Culture, Lifestyle, Places, Attitudes for Various areas of Life. It can be a bit conflicting and mixed sometimes.

3. The News Media/TV went downhill in the past 5 to 10 years and became so corrupted, shallow, not varied enough perspective. An increasing amount of Americans are starting to ban watching TV because of that.

4. The Ghetto/Redneck/Conservative/Shallow/Low Income/Anti-Intellectual Culture that can be found.

5. Sometimes too Materialistic, Workaholic, Live to Work Mindset.



* I can say an equal amount of Pros/Qualities/Best Traits for 28 other Countries. Hopefully, I get to internationally live in some other countries soon. I like the USA while also liking plenty of other countries in the World at the same time.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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Have read the whole thread, very interesting read!
Here's my country:

Sweden

Best things?

- People speak Swedish (most of them at least)
- You can do pretty much anything except drugs and barely get punished (murder, robberies etc.)
- Relativley safe
- You can see sunshine for maybe a week or two in the summer if you're lucky (which is nice, who doesn't like the sun?)
- "Free" healthcare (which in itself sucks, but at least it's free)
- Universities are "free"
- Women in general look very good, and have a "slutty" mentality

Worst things?

- Weather sucks (cold, dark and depressing)
- Extremely high taxes
- Bad business climate
- You can do pretty much anything except drugs and barely get punished (murder, robberies etc.), which can be both a positive and a negative.
- Lots of left-wing propaganda and hidden messages in the media
- All media is owned by one family and the state
- People are very cold towards others
- People expect to get things that they don't deserve, and they get it too
- Swedes are spineless people, maybe the most spineless ethnic group that has ever lived?
- Ques for months to see a doctor, and most emergency rooms and hospitals only have nurses and no doctors.
- Feminine society
- Prostitution is illegal (but only for the buyer and not for the helpless little hooker)

Free = You pay taxes for it. 10% of your paycheck every month goes straight to healthcare,
no wonder it's "free".

Last edited by svedski; 02-17-2013 at 03:15 PM..
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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The US

best: we are the most awsomeness country ever and everbody loves us and wants to be ruled by us.

worst: nobody else in the world realizes ^this.
I do .

Actually, I'd just as well do one for USA since I'm already writing.
Lived there for a year and now trying to get back:

Best things?

- Relativley low taxes
- Very multi-cultural so there are food and people from all over the world and from all countries sharing both their positives (and their negatives) with eachother.
- Lots of opportunities (The Land of Opportunities)
- People are generally capitalists
- The media is pro-capitalism
- Many great cities and different landscapes and cultures
- Heavy criminals get punished hard to keep them away from the streets
- Gasoline is cheap (Yes, compared to Europe it still is)
- Lots of choice when it comes to restaurants, food-stores, clothing stores, TV shows etc. (You want it? You got it!)
- Citizens can legally own guns and rifles to protect themselves from scumbag thieves and burglars
- People are allowed to use violence in self-defence and you can't get arrested for sexual harrasment for a telling woman that she's sexy.

Worst things?

- On it's way to becoming a police state
- Very hard for someone from Western Europe, from the same background and socio-economic status as middle class America to get a Visa to stay there (I understand if they don't want people from the 3rd world, but c'mon, we're talking French, German, Dutch, Swedish etc...they would love to come to your country, work hard and contribute to the American society in every way possible).
- Many cities are unfortunatley quite run down in their inner parts.
- Women are generally fat, to get away from the fatties you have to be in one of the beach cities like West LA or New York City.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Who needs enemies when you have friends like svedski?
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