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View Poll Results: Washington D.C. vs New York City on worldwide recognition
Washington D.C. 9 17.65%
New York City 42 82.35%
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Who is the technical head of state in Canada? Queen Elizabeth. Who is the actual head of state in Canada? Prime Minister Trudeau.

Who is Canada's equivalent to Obama or Merkel? Trudeau or Queen Elizabeth? You're arguing Queen Elizabeth, I'm saying Trudeau.
Comparing people to cities... What's even worse is that both people don't share the same nationality.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:11 PM
 
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Just because the parliament is located in Den Haag doesn't make it the capital city.
OK, then what is the point of this conversation? If we aren't talking about govt. functions, then how is any of this discussion relevent?

We are talking about Washington, DC, not ceremonial functions. DC is important because it's the federal center of the most powerful/important economy on earth. It's a purely govt. center. It has nothing to do with ceremony. It isn't remotely analogous to Amsterdam's status in Netherlands.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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Comparing people to cities... What's even worse is that both people don't share the same nationality.
Correct, but Queen Elizabeth is the official head of state in Canada, just like Amsterdam is the official capital of Amsterdam. Of course Queen Elizabeth does not have executive power in Canada, and Amsterdam does not have the typical federal power of a capital.

If you want to be pedantic, that's the argument you're making.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Nope. The Ruhrgebiet, and Frankfurt are larger metros. The Ruhr is, by far, the largest German population center.

Berlin is the third largest German metro, slightly larger than Munich and Stuttgart. And Berlin has only the sixth largest German urban economy.
Calling Ruhr area a city is like calling Randstad or the Taiheiyo belt cities lol.

You guys don't even have to argue which the capital of the NL is by this logic because Randstad is the capital of the Netherlands.

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Old 05-13-2016, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Southern Italy
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Sucre is the capital of Bolivia.

Quito/Guayaquil was the only 50/50 for me, I know Guayaquil isn't that famous worldwide but most people haven't heard of Quito either.

Never met anyone that went to Zagreb but i have met hundreds that went to Split.

Medellin is slighly more famous than Bogota outside politics thanks to Pablo Escobar (most famous Colombian ever)

Without Shanghai most of China would still be stuck in the 80's.

Mumbai is more famous than Delhi, Bollywood plays a big part in that.
Really? Is it that popular a vacation spot? Even then, i would safely say that Zagreb is more known due to people knowing it for being Croatia's capital. Aside from that, i think Dubrovnik is also more known than Split at least here in Italy. After that, it's a toss up between Rijeka (historical reasons) and Split.

Most Italians don't know who Escobar was, doubt it would be different in the Netherlands.

As for India, i forgot Mumbai but it's fairly close although i would give the edge to it. That China would be stuck in the 80s without Shanghai matters very little, the subject is the more well known city, not the one you like the most and Beijing has the most well known landmarks outside of the two
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:06 PM
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Location: Ontario
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New York City


After London, the most known city in the world.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Most Italians don't know who Escobar was, doubt it would be different in the Netherlands.
I think 60-70% of the people in the Netherlands know that Pablo Escobar was a big cocaine exporter from Colombia.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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But Berlin isn't the largest or richest or most important city in Germany. And Amsterdam isn't the capital, at least not per this discussion.
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Amsterdam (/ˈæmstərdæm, ˌæmstərˈdæm/;[9][10] Dutch: [ɑmstərˈdɑm] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany

Berlin is the second largest city in the EU after London so it most definitely is the largest in Germany.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Nope. The Ruhrgebiet, and Frankfurt are larger metros. The Ruhr is, by far, the largest German population center.

Berlin is the third largest German metro, slightly larger than Munich and Stuttgart. And Berlin has only the sixth largest German urban economy.
You are really bending reality here. Now you're telling a native of the Netherlands that you are right and he is wrong regarding his own country??? Just stop. You're making it worse for yourself.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Correct, but Queen Elizabeth is the official head of state in Canada, just like Amsterdam is the official capital of Amsterdam. Of course Queen Elizabeth does not have executive power in Canada, and Amsterdam does not have the typical federal power of a capital.

If you want to be pedantic, that's the argument you're making.
That's because The Netherlands is not a federation.
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