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Old 12-21-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Who cares??
Me.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Don't agree with that at all.nobody around the world knows about the origin of Levi's,all they know is that,it is an american product,with an american patent,sold by american companies so i don't see the point here.
I can cite many counter-examples where the products are not originally european but are produced and sold under a european flagship.
I agree. Making products to suit the local market doesn't make it less American, it makes it smart business. Perhaps that mentality is why American business dominates?
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Me.
Why? Because it gives you a chance to say the rest of the world uses/does/buys/copies American stuff so that means the US is superior? Right?
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Didn't P London do a topic on this already? Hasn't this topic also been beaten to death?
Yes I did and it could of been a thread where people actually have a rational educational debate.

Seems all the silly threads on this forum get noticed.



I was trying to prove a point that Americanisation doesn't exist

Globalisation or Americanisation?
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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I agree. Making products to suit the local market doesn't make it less American, it makes it smart business. Perhaps that mentality is why American business dominates?
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Yes,i agree with the 2nd point you made.it's called business.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Why? Because it gives you a chance to say the rest of the world uses/does/buys/copies American stuff so that means the US is superior? Right?
Nope. interesting assumption though.

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Yes I did and it could of been a thread where people actually have a rational educational debate.

Seems all the silly threads on this forum get noticed.



I was trying to prove a point that Americanisation doesn't exist

Globalisation or Americanisation?
Show a link to your thread about American influence around the world.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Don't agree with that at all.nobody around the world knows about the origin of Levi's,all they know is that,it is an american product,with an american patent,sold by american companies so i don't see the point here.
I can cite many counter-examples where the products are not originally european but are produced and sold under a european flagship.
Levi's is passé here in Europe. Most fashion trends seems to come from Europe. The so-called Americanization is primarily cultural (TV, movies and music). A lot of current American pop music (Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna) is inspired or even made by Europeans.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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In the cities in the Philippines you can find ANY American chain restaurant imaginable. Most people speak English. American movies and TV shows are never dubbed, they're always in English. The people dont keep up with every American sport, but they definitely keep up with NBA and they have their favorite teams. On the radio, you hear the exact same songs that are playing on American radio. You also see Evangelical Christian slogans everywhere, on signs, billboards, bumper stickers, T-Shirts, etc.

Here's an example. "Jesus alone saves" You see more of this in the Philippines than in a Bible Belt American city
Also notice the sign for "California Pizza Kitchen" Like i said, any American chain restaurant you can think of
http://automotivepartsuppliers.com/w...a-Traffic1.jpg

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Old 12-21-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Yes,i agree with the 2nd point you made.it's called business.
Glad we agree, now this means that either a. American businesses are better at business or b. other countries seem to prefer American businesses. While there has been globalization, it would be foolish to believe that the lions share in the most foreign markets is not American.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Levi's is passé here in Europe. Most fashion trends seems to come from Europe. The so-called Americanization is primarily cultural (TV, movies and music). A lot of current American pop music (Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna) is inspired or even made by Europeans.
As a musician, please explain that last part to me. Not yet saying you're wrong, just want to see if there is something I may have overlooked.
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