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Old 08-12-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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I would not call any Media product coming from Hollywood "American". Since the 20's, most directors and producers were European and now is International. It's more like a round-trip.

Americanization does not mean anything, does not change things. Germans were extremely americanized in their 20's and early 30's, even the VW was an American concept, etc...and it did not change a thing. In fact, the main cause of the rise of Hitler was the withdrawal of US investments in Germany in 1930.

So Mickey Mouse and Coca Cola are not Americanization no more.
So America get's no credit for it's TV and movies but it is responsible for Hitler? You haters are pathetic.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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So America get's no credit for it's TV and movies but it is responsible for Hitler? You haters are pathetic.
Lol they are everywhere on the internet, i find it entertaining though so i dont care
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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European countries like Bulgaria and Romania.
One time I listened to a Romanian radio station and it was almost all American pop music.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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What is 'Americanization'?

Is becoming a developed nation, eating out, talking on mobile phones and watching TV considered 'American'? If so, then 90% of the world has become 'Americanized', if the US owns these traits.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Iran

I'd like to say the Vatican too
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: classified
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Cuba, Bhutan, Burma, Mongolia, North Korea, Papa New Guinea, a few others in Central Asia (ie Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakstan, etc), a few Pacific Island countries (ie Kiribati), and most of Africa. Basically anyplace in the world with a combination of the following:

a) either does not have direct flights from the US
b) are pretty isolated
c) does not have US businesses and/or chains operating there
d) whose governments are unfriendly towards the US government
e) are very impoverished
f) all of the above
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:19 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I would not call any Media product coming from Hollywood "American". Since the 20's, most directors and producers were European and now is International. It's more like a round-trip.

Americanization does not mean anything, does not change things. Germans were extremely americanized in their 20's and early 30's, even the VW was an American concept, etc...and it did not change a thing. In fact, the main cause of the rise of Hitler was the withdrawal of US investments in Germany in 1930.

So Mickey Mouse and Coca Cola are not Americanization no more.
Well what is it then? European? Even though it was made in the United States for an American Audience? Sorry but those programmes are nothing like European programmes sorry. They are American.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:22 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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One time I listened to a Romanian radio station and it was almost all American pop music.
Ok that may be the case like many other European countries, but on the surface they are still very much into their own culture. From my experience the UK and Ireland are the only countries in Europe that have really Americanised. I have been to quite a few countries in Europe and we are really the only area where you can widely get American foods (in most shops). They in Europe seem to eat their own foods- meaning they don't have very many American brands.

They don't really have as much American TV either.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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One time I listened to a Romanian radio station and it was almost all American pop music.
Alot of what you heard might have been Romanian artists, they often sing in English because it is more marketable (though yes, they play alot of American stuff, but they do everywhere). Romanian pop is on the rise. Inna is their leading artist, the epitome of the sexy Romanian woman.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Are you sure about that? There are at least 100 American Tv Channels on SKY and counting. It has never been so high.
You have over 100 American channels? That is twice as many as most Americans get. Brits are being Americanized faster than Americans!
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