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Old 09-02-2013, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Vietnam is easily one of the least anti-american countries. Vietnamese are extremely friendly towards Americans visiting their country. Never felt even the slightest himt of anti-American sentiment in that country.
Still find it hard to understand why. Imagine if Vietnamese bombers bombed most of the forests of the South and Northeast stripping them bare and killing civilians, I'd imagine Americans would absolutely hate them.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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Still find it hard to understand why. Imagine if Vietnamese bombers bombed most of the forests of the South and Northeast stripping them bare and killing civilians, I'd imagine Americans would absolutely hate them.
I've spoken to a Vietnamese Australian who came here as a young child. Her father was former South Vietnamese army who was held in a "re-education camp" for a more than a few years following the fall of the Saigon regime. It seems the entire family endured a pretty unpleasant life during that period

She had pretty intensely hostile feelings towards the socialist regime of the north.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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Still find it hard to understand why. Imagine if Vietnamese bombers bombed most of the forests of the South and Northeast stripping them bare and killing civilians, I'd imagine Americans would absolutely hate them.
Only if you were N.Vietnamese.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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There is no anti American feelings really. This is bs of propaganda.

This is created by the US government to brainwash you for you to stay in usa and spend your money in usa only. They want you to be a bunch of consumers. Be in debt and enslave yourself in the US system. Just look at what you know in geography, it's clear they don't want you to leave usa.

I see usa guys in Asia or else and ask me why people hate them, I said it's not you that people hate, it s your dumb us government. Usa people are just a bunch of sheeps with no much neurons left and have no clue what s going on in the world expect what is broadcasted on cnn.

We like Americans. Just look by the number of people who wear usa t-shirt and hats.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I'm an American living in Scotland. I've never encountered anti-Americanism here, but I have in England.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:04 AM
 
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I'm an American living in Scotland. I've never encountered anti-Americanism here, but I have in England.
I'm an American who has lived in two countries in southern Europe over the past fourteen years, and travelled to several other countries in Western Europe, as well as Turkey. I have never run across any anti-Americanism directed at me personally. I have listened to people who have disagreed with this or that part of American policy, but nothing at a level that I could begin to call anti-American.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I'm an American who has lived in two countries in southern Europe over the past fourteen years, and travelled to several other countries in Western Europe, as well as Turkey. I have never run across any anti-Americanism directed at me personally. I have listened to people who have disagreed with this or that part of American policy, but nothing at a level that I could begin to call anti-American.
That's great. But I have.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Anywhere. I never ask people what they think about Americans anyway, and people don't talk about it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Some Americans can't seem to tell the difference between anti-Americanism and legitimate criticism of US foreign policy and other aspects of US politics. It's as silly as calling people anti-Arab or anti-Muslim for criticising the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Some food for thought:

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I've spoken to a Vietnamese Australian who came here as a young child. Her father was former South Vietnamese army who was held in a "re-education camp" for a more than a few years following the fall of the Saigon regime. It seems the entire family endured a pretty unpleasant life during that period

She had pretty intensely hostile feelings towards the socialist regime of the north.
I live in a large Vietnamese community and I am aware that most were refugees from the communist regime and have anti-socialist feelings. I haven't spoken to anyone about the war, probably a good thing lol. I think it depends on your perspective and your experiences...there are of course those with equally traumatic experiences at the hands of the South/US and allied forces...I have a friend in Saigon I met in Vietnam, I asked her if she was glad that the North won and she said 'of course I'm glad Vietnam won' - granted, I don't know if she'd get in trouble for even saying otherwise in Vietnam, and of course most kids are probably taught it was a patriotic war against a foreign aggressor, but I think the majority of Vietnamese in Vietnam still probably do feel it was definitely a victory for the Vietnamese people.
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