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Old 08-13-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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UK and USA.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Colombia and Panama, which were all one country a couple hundred years ago. Similar to the Turkey issue above, but at a different point in their history.

Turkey - Azerbaijan. The Caucasus countries are classified as Europe by most line-drawers.

Egypt - Syria, which were amalgamated into the United Arab Republic for a few years in the 60s.

Greenland - Canada.

Madagascar - Indonesia. The people of both countries share a common ethnicity.

Netherlands - South Africa, which share both ethnicity and language, and their modern cultures evolved alongside each other.

Surinam - India. Surinam is about 40% of Hindustani ancestry.

Liberia - USA. The ancestors of modern Liberians are freed slaves from the Americas, and still speak English with a black American accent. They use only US dollars, and have never had their own currency.

Dominican Republic - Equatorial Guinea. Both African island cultures with Spanish language and colonial history.

Cuba - Philippines. Both tropical former Spanish colonies taken over and developed by the USA and then by despots.
They do not speak with a Black American accent. I believe only between 5 and 10% of Liberians are actually descendants of freed American slaves.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Mexico - Philippines. The reasons have been discussed at length in other threads.

Canada - Sweden

India - Brazil. Yeah this is a stretch but both are tropical areas with a colonial past with vast stretches of rain-forest and wildlife in abundance. Both have many people who still live at harmony in those jungles.

USA - Russia. Each are dominant in their own spheres of influence.

Argentina - Italy

Haiti - Central African republic. Haiti has African ancestry. Both French speaking and the poorest countries in their regions.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Ukraine - Russia
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Ukraine - Russia
Haha, if we were talking only about countries which seemed the most alike, I think that combination might win. Granted I've not been to either but they seem more alike than many other countries said to be alike.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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They do not speak with a Black American accent. I believe only between 5 and 10% of Liberians are actually descendants of freed American slaves.
When I was there, they did. At least, a lot of them did. Maybe things have changed. At least, it had an American ring to it, as opposed to the British-colored English spoken in neighboring Sierra Leone and in Ghana. Liberians pronounced numbers like "fo" and "sebb'm".
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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When I was there, they did. At least, a lot of them did. Maybe things have changed. At least, it had an American ring to it, as opposed to the British-colored English spoken in neighboring Sierra Leone and in Ghana. Liberians pronounced numbers like "fo" and "sebb'm".
I am Black American. have known a few Liberians and had a Liberian teacher. Their accent IS NOT Black American. Not all Black Americans say "fo". Careful with that stereotype, some may bite your head off for that. No Black American I have ever known has said "sebb'm" LOL
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Ukraine - Russia
they're both in Europe
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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they're both in Europe
Ukraine is, (most of) Russia is not.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Ukraine is, (most of) Russia is not.
well partially, yes

Russia could also go with Belarus
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