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Old 03-02-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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I believe we Puerto Ricans really care an eff about our island. Of course not me, but I can't believe one of the most beautiful places in the world with gorgeous ocean sights, beautiful mountains, cliffs, caves, dry forests, rivers, man-made lakes, and even the historic places have been trashed by the residents (most of them) of the island. I read that one of the caverns in the north coast is in very bad shape, some beaches are insanely dirty and I don't want to even mention about safety and crime.

Do you believe other countries/regions surpass Puerto Rico in terms on its people not caring a bit about their homeland?
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Belgium.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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North Korea
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Well if you mean, which countries have degarded/polluted their landscape a lot, I'd have to put China up there. Especially when the Commies got into power. I'm sure there are plenty of Chinese people who see the land as sacred who are heartbroken by this though.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Belgium.
Most Flemish people here do care a lot about Flanders. Brussels or Wallonia, most don't give a rat's ass I'm afraid. So yes, when it comes to the whole of Belgium, there's not much love involved...
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Well if you mean, which countries have degarded/polluted their landscape a lot, I'd have to put China up there. Especially when the Commies got into power. I'm sure there are plenty of Chinese people who see the land as sacred who are heartbroken by this though.
China is no more degraded and polluted now than were the USA, England and Germany during the peak years of their industrial revolutions. You cannot have industrialization without changing the landscape to extract resources and produce energy. Once industrial development has taken place, much of this can be turned around. Compare Pittsburgh today with what it was like 100 years ago. Thirty years ago, Lake Erie was on fire near Cleveland. Two American cities had to be evacuated and closed down in the 1980s due to industrial pollution. West Virginians are dying to this day from industrial diseases. Americans "valued their homelands" so much that the US Congress did not even legislate a Clean Air Act until 1970. All, by the way, without the Commies getting into power.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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China is no more degraded and polluted now than were the USA, England and Germany during the peak years of their industrial revolutions. You cannot have industrialization without changing the landscape to extract resources and produce energy. Once industrial development has taken place, much of this can be turned around. Compare Pittsburgh today with what it was like 100 years ago. Thirty years ago, Lake Erie was on fire near Cleveland. Two American cities had to be evacuated and closed down in the 1980s due to industrial pollution. West Virginians are dying to this day from industrial diseases. Americans "valued their homelands" so much that the US Congress did not even legislate a Clean Air Act until 1970. All, by the way, without the Commies getting into power.
That's true, the US was pretty degraded back then and is still in a lot of areas.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:57 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well im proud to be from Northern Ireland so definately not us northern irish folk.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, IN
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If a people collectively consider themselves to have a unique tie to a particular 'homeland' (regardless of the legitimacy, or lack thereof, of that connection) and they have used their perceived relationship to one another through that real or imagined idea of a particular geographic location being 'theirs' to political effect then it is pretty clear they do value it... I'm not sure I buy the premise of your question.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:13 AM
 
Location: El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA
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Well if you mean, which countries have degarded/polluted their landscape a lot, I'd have to put China up there. Especially when the Commies got into power. I'm sure there are plenty of Chinese people who see the land as sacred who are heartbroken by this though.
Communists didn't get into power, Maoist State Capitalists did.

That being said here is a neat list of emigration rates

Going Somewhere? Countries with the Highest Immigration and Emigration Rates

I don't think it's fair to say the Palestinians don't value their homeland, they really seem to, but it's a very tumultuous situation. Samoa is on that list but I think they might have an affinity for it after leaving, as for Grenada and Saint Kitts and Nevis I don't really have reservations about either so I can believe them.
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