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Old 04-17-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Between the EU and The US California seems to be the US counter-part to Italy based on the fact that I've traveled to both often. Which one seems to have the brightest future in terms of it's economy, entertainment, and infrastructure- which one will be the most important on the global stage in say, 10-15 years.


ps. This thread is more for fun so don't take it too seriously
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Have to go with California here.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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California
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Economy, entertainment and infrastructure go to California.

However, I much prefer Italy as a whole over California. Italian culture, history and language are simply on another level.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Other things like wine country, culture, and, architecture can count.


Also which has the best universities and/or public schools
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Bonus question: who has the best political legislators


ex: Brown vs Renzi
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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Both politicians suck
for the rest Italy, there's too much historical remnants, city centers, identity where California is basically empty
on natural resources and landscape Ca's trailin Italy by a tiny margin imho

there was even a thread about it:Which has better natural scenery, California or Italy?
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Both politicians suck
for the rest Italy, there's too much historical remnants, city centers, identity where California is basically empty
on natural resources and landscape
Ca's trailin Italy by a tiny margin imho

there was even a thread about it:Which has better natural scenery, California or Italy?
How do you figure this?
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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I meant Ca is empty on monuments, castles, historical city centers compared to Italy, of course
not she's empty of natural resources...
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Southern Italy
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I remember there was a thread already and it didn't go well but i trust OP on keeping order not letting the thread be derailed

California's economy is brighter due to having heavily invested in the booming tech system, a growing population, economical focus shifting on the Pacific where most of the trade with East Asia is made, ecc. The weight of California within the USA should keep growing.

When it comes to entertainment, i'm not sure, on one hand California is considered the bulk of the American entertainment industry but on the other hand Italy has an interesting musical scene (especially when it comes to hip hop, folk, hardcore and even ska), brilliant filmaking (when it comes to comedies, Italy, France and UK are still a couple spans above USA) and theater scene and most of all vibrant cities such as Naples, Rome, Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Milan which despite their smaller size (relatively to Californian cities) offer all kinds of entertainment

As for political leaders, Brown and Renzi (i don't know much about the former but i tried to read a quickly sum of his political career) are both liberals and seem to hold similar political stances. I'm not sure Renzi will outlast this November though (he's said he'd step down were the Constitutional Referendum not to pass) whereas Brown has won four terms. For this reason i back Brown.

As for the public school system, i would take ours despite all its faults [i think the recent School Reform has rectified a few pressing problems establishing basically a system of rewards which promotes excellence and one of punishment for lack of competence as well as assigning a back up teacher whenever it's needed (sickness, incompetence, ecc.)] as enrolling into university is considerably cheaper and basically free for low income citizens and still fairly well organized (despite not being on California's level) and for the prominence of institutes over lyceums.
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