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Old 01-21-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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UK: classism, football, Empire, many different accents, "English gentleman", great music, anti-European, chavs, tabloids, royal family, beautiful nature (esp. Scotland and Wales), traditional, Protestant ethics, historical towns that are very similar to ours

Belgium: our little brother, great food (chocolate, waffles, fries, beer), shy and reserved people, Brussels as EU capital, divided society, Calimero complex

Scandinavia: egalitarian society, socialism, wealthy, blonde people, fish (as food), cold weather, languages sound pretty much the same, expensive

Italy: Catholicism, great food (pasta, pizza, tiramisu, etc.), strong family ties, corruption, discrimination of all kinds, warm weather, beautiful language, maffia, political incompetence, fascinating history, still many differences between the regions

Germany: self-perceived superiority over other nations (although they would never outright admit to this), Oktoberfest, hard-working people, reliable, good quality products, efficient, big food portions

France: diverse country in terms of nature and culture, intellectualism, cheese and wine, Tour de France, constant strikes, colonial history, strong support of secularism and republicanism (not the American kind)

Spain: Catholicism (but more liberal than e.g. Italy), labour unions, macho, paella, warm weather, strong regional identities (Catalonia, Basque Country, etc.), great at football and basketball

Russia: very intolerant society - discrimination of all kinds is common and acceptable, macho, cold weather, alcoholism, big gap between rich and poor, oil and gas resources, not democratic, beautiful women, Orthodox Christianity

Romania: gypsies, beautiful language (sounds like Italian), communist legacy, orphanages, poverty which causes immigration to WE

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USA: self-perceived superiority over other nations (and unlike the Germans, they're not subtle about it), loud, optimistic, religious, overweight, individualism taken to the extreme, politics play a divise role in society, wealthy, great contribution to music, baseball/basketball/American football, deeply sexist culture (the adjective "feminine" is akin to a swear word), "melting pot" society which manages to integrate immigrants very well (despite the occasional redneck that wants to send all brown people to Mexico), Christian Fundamentalism in the South, great natural and cultural diversity, fast food, commercialism, reverance for the military, friendly and outgoing people, Halloween, Thanksgiving, everything is BIG

Canada: ice hockey, cold weather, very similar to USA in terms of culture (but don't say this to a Canadian), friendly and reserved people, French and English as official languages, open to immigrants, lots of empty land

Australia: mix of UK and US, annoying nasal accent, lots of exotic and dangerous animals, they celebrate Christmas during the summer, a big part of the country is unpopulated, Aboriginal peoples, beautiful nature

South Africa: the "Rainbow Nation" - truly multicultural and multilingual, AIDS epidemic, poverty and division between rich and poor, Apartheid legacy, gorgeous natural scenery, one of the "wealthiest" countries in Africa
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Australia - Tomorrow when the war began
Austria - Hitler
Belgium - Fries
Canada - USA north
China - Orange chicken
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland - cute colorful homes
France - Eiffel Tower
Germany - Nazis
Greece - Mykonos
Iceland - Volcano
India - Taj Mahal
Ireland - Guinness
Israel - Too many haters
Italy - Pizza
Japan - Weird people
Mexico - Amazing food
Middle East (except UAE, Kuwait and Israel) - Just a bunch of haters
Netherlands - Canals
New Zealand - Australia east
Russia - Biggest country
Spain - Soccer
United Arab Emirates and Kuwait - rich people in Lamborghinis
United Kingdom - Second best "country" (is it a country?) in the world
United States - The best country in the world

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Old 01-21-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Greece: Sirtaki, Joroña que joroña, yogurt, democracy.
Italy: Romans, pizza, dirtiness and mess, unpunctual trains, volcanos.
France: Raclette, macarons, bread, cheese and silent people, casino supermarket.
Portugal: religion, tradition, yummy gastronomy, friendliness. Cork producers. Pingo Doce, fado.
Sweden: short days, soft men. Volvo, Ikea ABBA and electrolux.
Tunisie: camels
UK: Tea, false smiles, red bricks, nice houses, sailsbury.
Germany: beer, Castles, fairytale cities, pretzel.
Austria: Mozart, rude people, mountains, lakes, croissant inventors.
Turkey: moon, yogurt, coffee.
Norway: ship captains, cold, coloured houses, handcream.
Finland: the unknown, white building/green roof in Helsinki, no cent coins here.
Netherlands: orange, Anne Frank, tulips, channels, bikes.
Belgium: frittes, manneken pis, chocolate, Audrey Hepburn, diamonds.
China: kubak! too many people.
Japan: technology, SinChan, small people, fast train.
Switzerland: bank, cows, chocolate, migros.
Argentina: tango, strong temper, nice accent.
Thailand: transgendes, soft voices, the king, Chao praya, sabaticraa, delicious cuisine, tea fields.
USA: hamburgers, films, natural parks, fat people, the flag, starbucks.
Ireland: drunk people, carroll's, great pubs, leprechaun!
Venezuela: anacondas.
New Zealand: antipodes.
Australia: kangaroos, sharks, beaches.
Spain: sun, art, history, dance, beaches, tourism, food, bulls, variety.
Russia: furry hats, coloured cathedrals.
Canada: Bears, mountains, cold.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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United kingdom is a Country, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are constituent Countries.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It took a few pages but I am glad to see people finally have something to say about Canada!
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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USA - Overweight, people, cars, fast food, Walmart, Hollywood, rap music, Christian Fundamentalists, mean-spirited, military, in everyone's business, highways, Wall Street
Agreed with your list for the most part, though dunno about the U.S. being "in everyone's business", which is pretty much what every "Superpower" does anyway (at least if it wants to stay that way). And actually the U.S. is relatively benign in that respect, certainly compared to other historical superpowers like the Romans, Spain, the Dutch, or even the Brits (although admittedly we have had our own occasional cowboy 'exceptionalists', like Dubya)!
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Sweden: Pirates
What do you mean?
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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What do you mean?
Somali immigrants?
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Caribbean: Pirates
England: Pirates
France: Pirates
Barbary States: Pirates
Somalia: Pirates
Malaysia: Pirates
Sweden: Pilates
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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China: Dragons
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