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View Poll Results: Which Anglophone country do you consider "most diverse"?
Australia 5 8.93%
Canada 8 14.29%
Ireland 0 0%
New Zealand 0 0%
United Kingdom 4 7.14%
United States of America 39 69.64%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Originally Posted by MrJester View Post
America wins in every single one of those categories. It's a tough nut to crack because it's simply so diverse. People from other developed countries have this idea that outside of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, NYC, and Disney World most of America is just like Texas. Cowboys, pickup trucks, Indians, oil fields, guns, fried chicken, Southern accents, Bible Belt preachers, and ultra conservative politics. They forget that states like California and Massachusetts are a lot more progressive than the rest of America.

I watch an Australian YouTube channel called TwoSet Violin and whenever they try to imitate an American accent it always sounds like a Southern accent. I'm guessing non Americans think of the South and Texas as the most unique and stereotypical part of America, where American trademarks like conservatism and evangelicals are at their strongest.

Also, if they just imitated a General American accent or a Californian accent, it would sound pretty similar to a Vancouver or Toronto accent, and then it wouldn't be uniquely American.

Of course, if you're taking not just about Anglophone countries, then India is far more diverse and complex than America. Well, it's a stretch, but India might be considered an Anglophone country. But I think you meant the developed Anglophone countries.
You have some kind of insecurity here.

Conservatism and evangelicals are not “American trademarks”. The promotion of American culture is done via Hollywood. Evangelicals are not representative of the American societal median, and America has easily gone through much, much more liberal waves of societal upset and cultural upheaval than Australia has, and never quite had the stuffy, hyper-conservative culture that Britain and the commonwealth had for much of the 19th and 20th centuries.

American culture was and is extremely popular, and largely influenced the rest of the west, and much of the world, to loosen its mores surrounding certain cultural taboos from the 1920s to the 1960s - so to hear people just erroneously act like America is so harsh and conservative because it titillates the part of the mind that thrills at depicting America as so extreme and weird, is obnoxious. It’s an insecure attempt at undermining American culture’s global appeal, nothing more.

There’s nothing about American media and cultural exports that has been anything other than liberal.
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