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Old 05-23-2016, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Ilomantsi Pötsönvaara
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Canada, USA, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand
I'm not asking about your countries friends or aquaintances, but if you have a special and sometimes unconditional relation to another country.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:15 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Canada-USA
Best buddies, except when USA starts to brag too much


Australia-New Zealand
Best friends, except when Australia starts to brag too much
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Probably Canada would come the closest. I live close to Canada, worked for an extended period for a Canadian based company and have many Canadian friends..I realize many Canadians get angry at the USA because we basically pretty much ignore them and consider them a kind of northern state....my wife sometimes forgets to bring her passport when we go there ('I forget it's a different country').
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:18 AM
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Location: California
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USA's closest ally is the UK then Canada.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Ilomantsi Pötsönvaara
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USA's closest ally is the UK then Canada.
Yes, most certainly. One of the most evident examples. I was initially thinking Europe only and post this thread on that subforum, but then I realised that a global view would be much more interesting.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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USA's closest ally is the UK then Canada.
Though the U.S. government tends to accord the UK shabby treatment-Obama's remark about Brexit being an example.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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There's none really. Taiwan is an international orphan. It's like the classmate everyone once had who did nothing wrong yet no one would talk to him/her.

But if really have to choose one it's probably Japan, mostly due to the colonisation and lots of cultural similarities, though it's a bit of a stretch to say that as it's kind of an imbalanced relationship in the sense that Taiwanese people like Japan more than Japanese people like Taiwan.

Then Hong Kong, also due to lots of cultural similarities and the fact that we have what they want (democracy), at least from what I've heard, though it's a very recent development, basically started since HK's situation went down the drain because of China. HKers were really cocky and unfriendly before that.


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USA here. I don't think anyone really likes us.
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Italy already fails at being friend with itself, let alone with foreign countries.
I think both Italy and the US have quite a lot of friends.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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USA here. I don't think anyone really likes us.
The UK always seem to have out backs. For the US, the UK seems to be the country we can rely on most. Next would be Canada and Australia.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:47 AM
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Location: On the Border
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Though the U.S. government tends to accord the UK shabby treatment-Obama's remark about Brexit being an example.
This too shall pass. The UK always has our back and I hope they know we have theirs.

One administration can't stop that. I suspect the reason Obama has an issue with Britain, if he has one, was his Kenyan roots and the whole Mau Mau thing.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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Probably Canada would come the closest. I live close to Canada, worked for an extended period for a Canadian based company and have many Canadian friends..I realize many Canadians get angry at the USA because we basically pretty much ignore them and consider them a kind of northern state....my wife sometimes forgets to bring her passport when we go there ('I forget it's a different country').
Is really necessary passport between Americans and Canadians? I think it would be like South America or Europe. For example Brazilians may pass within borders with Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and others only with the national identification card.


Nowadays (since 80’s years) Brazil and Argentina are best friends although big rivalry in sports specially in soccer.
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