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Old 12-03-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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Friendliness:

USA
Australia
UK
Canada

Location:

As I said in a previous thread, we need to better define the advantages of it....well I say UK tops them all, belonging to a very diverse continent (Europe)

Lifestyle:

Australia
USA
Canada
UK

Weather:

USA (more diverse)
Australia
UK and Canada tie for for the bottom of the pile

Nightlife:

USA
Australia
UK
Canada

Tourist attractions:

USA, UK (tie)
Canada and Australia (tie at the bottom)


Economic diversity:

USA (not even close)
UK
Canada and Australia (tie)

Cultural contribution:

UK
USA
Canada, Australia (tie)

Urban living:

USA, Canada, Australia (tie)
UK

History:

UK (not even a contest)
USA
Canada
Australia

Architecture:

UK (by far)
USA
Canada, Australia (tie)

Transportation:

Meaning?? Ease of transportation?? Public transportation?? I would say you can fly very cheaply from the UK (meaning London) everywhere.
Public transportation is first class in the UK then Canada and Australia and USA last.
Personal transportation?? USA is car/personal boat/personal plane heaven.

Education:

Tie all 4 of them

Natural scenery:

USA (more diverse)
Canada
Australia
UK

Cost of Living:

USA (by a long shot)
Canada, Australia (tie)
UK

Political Stability:

UK
USA, Australia (tie)
Canada (Quebec issue)

The Politics:

All 4 of them tie for the bottom of the pile

Economical Stability:

USA
Australia
Canada
UK

Fun:

USA, Australia (tie)
UK
Canada
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Montana
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My goodness! How do you get from NYC to LA quickly if your scared of heights and don't drive then? lol
Well that's just it; so many people in the USA drive! If you live in a small city (200,000 or less) you may be hard pressed finding work without a car. Oh, and I guess if people don't want to fly from NY to LA they could always take the 4 day long journey on the Amtrak!
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by JoanCrawford View Post
Well that's just it; so many people in the USA drive! If you live in a small city (200,000 or less) you may be hard pressed finding work without a car. Oh, and I guess if people don't want to fly from NY to LA they could always take the 4 day long journey on the Amtrak!
Sounds exciting!
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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Originally Posted by JoanCrawford View Post
Well that's just it; so many people in the USA drive! If you live in a small city (200,000 or less) you may be hard pressed finding work without a car. Oh, and I guess if people don't want to fly from NY to LA they could always take the 4 day long journey on the Amtrak!
Still faster than British travel though, on same distance that is... Probably?
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Originally Posted by saturno_v View Post
Friendliness:

USA
Australia
UK
Canada

Location:

As I said in a previous thread, we need to better define the advantages of it....well I say UK tops them all, belonging to a very diverse continent (Europe)

Lifestyle:

Australia
USA
Canada
UK

Weather:

USA (more diverse)
Australia
UK and Canada tie for for the bottom of the pile

Nightlife:

USA
Australia
UK
Canada

Tourist attractions:

USA, UK (tie)
Canada and Australia (tie at the bottom)


Economic diversity:

USA (not even close)
UK
Canada and Australia (tie)

Cultural contribution:

UK
USA
Canada, Australia (tie)

Urban living:

USA, Canada, Australia (tie)
UK

History:

UK (not even a contest)
USA
Canada
Australia

Architecture:

UK (by far)
USA
Canada, Australia (tie)

Transportation:

Meaning?? Ease of transportation?? Public transportation?? I would say you can fly very cheaply from the UK (meaning London) everywhere.
Public transportation is first class in the UK then Canada and Australia and USA last.
Personal transportation?? USA is car/personal boat/personal plane heaven.

Education:

Tie all 4 of them

Natural scenery:

USA (more diverse)
Canada
Australia
UK

Cost of Living:

USA (by a long shot)
Canada, Australia (tie)
UK

Political Stability:

UK
USA, Australia (tie)
Canada (Quebec issue)

The Politics:

All 4 of them tie for the bottom of the pile

Economical Stability:

USA
Australia
Canada
UK

Fun:

USA, Australia (tie)
UK
Canada
I agree except the UK shouldnt be the most politically stable. Earlier this year the country almost split up. No one seriously wants to secede from Australia or the US. Scottish secession is as much of an issue to the UK as Quebec independence is to Canada.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Originally Posted by JoanCrawford View Post
Well that's just it; so many people in the USA drive! If you live in a small city (200,000 or less) you may be hard pressed finding work without a car. Oh, and I guess if people don't want to fly from NY to LA they could always take the 4 day long journey on the Amtrak!
Good to see you guys are starting to figure things out.

Big country, cities far apart, cities themselves are very sprawled out, huge car culture, cheap gas.... probably wouldn't rush to build a high speed rail just so we can be like other countries (that are nothing like us).
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Originally Posted by JoanCrawford View Post
Well that's just it; so many people in the USA drive! If you live in a small city (200,000 or less) you may be hard pressed finding work without a car. Oh, and I guess if people don't want to fly from NY to LA they could always take the 4 day long journey on the Amtrak!
I would LOVE to take the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer train to the west coast.

The Rocky Mountaineer Train | Canada Rail Vacations
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Reputation: 4293
Friendliness: Canada
Location: UK
Lifestyle: AUS
Weather: AUS
Nightlife: USA
Tourist attractions: USA
Economic diversity: USA
Cultural contribution: USA
Urban living: USA
History: UK
Architecture: UK
Transportation: UK
Education: AUS
Natural scenery: AUS
Cost of Living: AUS
Political Stability: Canada
The Politics: Canada
Economical Stability: Canada
Fun: AUS
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Reputation: 9845
Friendliness: Alll 4 are friendly
Location: USA because of access to S. America & Asia
Lifestyle: Aussie but all 4 are very good
Weather: Aussie has the best & USA has the 2nd best
Nightlife: Definitely USA
Tourist attractions: USA
Economic diversity: USA
Cultural contribution:USA
Urban living: UK
History:UK
Architecture:USA
Transportation:UK
Education:USA
Natural scenery:USA
Cost of Living:USA
Political Stability:USA
The Politics:what?
Economical Stability:USA
Fun:USA
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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Friendliness: Alll 4 are friendly
Location: USA because of access to S. America & Asia
Lifestyle: Aussie but all 4 are very good
Weather: Aussie has the best & USA has the 2nd best
Nightlife: Definitely USA
Tourist attractions: USA
Economic diversity: USA
Cultural contribution:USA
Urban living: UK
History:UK
Architecture:USA
Transportation:UK
Education:USA
Natural scenery:USA
Cost of Living:USA
Political Stability:USA
The Politics:what?
Economical Stability:USA
Fun:USA
Each country have very slightly, or very similar politics - the right wing in the UK for example, would be considered the left wing in the US... Although on the whole the politics are fairly similar in the sense of freedom of speech, democracy and capitalism, there is still slight cultural differences in the way the countries are run. For example, Britain is slightly left wing with it's "allowing the world and it's dog in to the country" policies, it's ridiculously generous benefits system, and it's NHS. This compared to the USA and Australia's slightly more right wing policies and ideas such as a massive emphasis on individualism, health insurance, and proper immigration controls - Aussie and US policies are more what I adhere to personally (my views on the NHS is a little more confusing and can't be bothered to explain it as it's to long winded )...
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