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Old 01-29-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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I don't know why people in countries that were colonized by the British look different from those who were colonized by the Spanish. Is it that Spanish Europeans have different phenotypes than Eastern Europeans do?
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Spain
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Latin America is a mixture of indigenous, spanish people and many other components (africans, other europeans, even middle eastern and asian people), while in USA indians were practically eliminated (sorry if i´m wrong, that´s what i heard). On the other hand, of course, in spain we have different phenotypes and contrary to the myth, very varied.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I don't know why people in countries that were colonized by the British look different from those who were colonized by the Spanish. Is it that Spanish Europeans have different phenotypes than Eastern Europeans do?
Huh ... ?
First you write about *The British* colonising,
Then you write about *The Spanish*,
Next you wonder about the difference between Spanish- and Eastern Europeans ?

The *British* live in the west of Europe.
The *Spanish*, in the south west.
What does that have to do now with the ones in the East ??

To answer your question in the last sentence:
<<<Is it that Spanish Europeans have different phenotypes than Eastern Europeans do?>>>
Yes they do look different. But you have to really look at some of the *original* inhabitants in each country.
The more recent inhabitants, are more mixed, so the differences seems to disappear.
On the other hand which countries do you deem Eastern European ?
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: New York
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Originally Posted by irman View Post
Huh ... ?
First you write about *The British* colonising,
Then you write about *The Spanish*,
Next you wonder about the difference between Spanish- and Eastern Europeans ?

The *British* live in the west of Europe.
The *Spanish*, in the south west.
What does that have to do now with the ones in the East ??

To answer your question in the last sentence:
<<<Is it that Spanish Europeans have different phenotypes than Eastern Europeans do?>>>
Yes they do look different. But you have to really look at some of the *original* inhabitants in each country.
The more recent inhabitants, are more mixed, so the differences seems to disappear.
On the other hand which countries do you deem Eastern European ?
and don't forget the question at the headline of the thread...
Why Don't People in Latin America Look Different From Those in English America?
I've never heard the term 'English America' before
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Because the majority of people in Latin America are the descendants of a Mediterranian people and Native Americans. "White" Americans are the descendants, primarily of Northern, Central and Eastern Europeans without much "native" blood. That is why.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I don't know where to start, haha.

Plenty of 'White Americans' are Italians, and many Latinos are white or practically white.

Far more Latin Americans are mixed than Americans.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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With those perfectly logical explanations, I think that's enough on this subject.
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