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Old 06-23-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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Which cities outside America are most Americanized for whatever reasons, in layout/ American influence, etc.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:54 PM
 
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Dubai?
but i think its beyond Americanized...i was there last summer and i was stunned, amazing city that wasnt even there in the early 1990's
i couldn't believe i was in the middle east
1990 to 2003....same street


its been 6 years since the 2003 version...now they are building communities out in the water on the beach front


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Old 06-23-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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I'd guess maybe Medicine Hat, Alberta or something in the Caribbean. One of my brothers seemed to indicate Montego Bay, Jamaica is handicapped accessible and has many American retirees. Americana, Brazil was largely founded by ex-Confederates who went to Brazil although they represent less than 10% of the current population.

Maybe some city in the Philippines could fit as they were ruled by the US for a time. (The Marshall Islands was part of the US until much more recently, but they don't seem large enough to have cities by the meaning you're likely using)

Online I find one, questionable, list.

The 7 Most ‘American’ Places Outside US | My Bad Pad

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:00 AM
 
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I'd guess maybe Medicine Hat, Alberta or something in the Caribbean. Or maybe some city in the Philippines as they were ruled by the US for a time. (The Marshall Islands was part of the US until much more recently, but they don't seem large enough to have cities by the meaning you're likely using)

Online I find one, questionable, list.

The 7 Most ‘American’ Places Outside US | My Bad Pad
i disagree with some of those 7...like the European cities that have been there much longer than the US it self
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Manila is very Americanized.
Minus the spanish and Chinese architecture... as well as the immense poverty.
Manila would put the worst of ghettos in the US to shame.
Aside from the fact, I would say it is Americanized.
Sprawly and Big. Like Los Angeles in the Tropics... but worse in terms of Numbers and Traffic.

Shanghai and Beijing (as well as many Chinese cities over 3 million people), are also very Americanized. Except denser as a group, not as sprawly. The Comparisons I hear often to cities in China.
Shanghai is to New York
Dallas and Houston are to Nanjing
Beijing is to Washington
Detroit is to Harbin and Shenyang

Tokyo has like 10 Time Sq's... literally, but no one makes anything of them. They are not as famous so they arn't as well lit but TRUST ME it doesn't look like someone forgot to turn on the lights.

Mexico city is also very American.

and maybe Baghdad
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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Maybe Calgary.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:41 AM
 
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I would guess it's the most westernized countries that would have cities resembling American ones. For example, Tokyo, Singapore, and Seoul I would guess to be more "American" than Hanoi, Beijing, or Jakarta. Same with Johannesburg and Cape Town over Kinshasa and Nairobi.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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Manila is very Americanized.
Minus the spanish and Chinese architecture... as well as the immense poverty.
Manila would put the worst of ghettos in the US to shame.
Aside from the fact, I would say it is Americanized.
Sprawly and Big. Like Los Angeles in the Tropics... but worse in terms of Numbers and Traffic.

Shanghai and Beijing (as well as many Chinese cities over 3 million people), are also very Americanized. Except denser as a group, not as sprawly. The Comparisons I hear often to cities in China.
Shanghai is to New York
Dallas and Houston are to Nanjing
Beijing is to Washington
Detroit is to Harbin and Shenyang

Tokyo has like 10 Time Sq's... literally, but no one makes anything of them. They are not as famous so they arn't as well lit but TRUST ME it doesn't look like someone forgot to turn on the lights.

Mexico city is also very American.

and maybe Baghdad
Monterrey and the border cities are even more American than Mexico City. Even Guadalajara is more American than Mexico City although Mexico City definitely has American influence.

The cities outside the US that would be most like American cities would be Canadian and Australian cities.

In Europe, I'd have to say Frankfurt. Spain's Costa Del Sol does look like California though.

In Africa? Casablanca looks a lot like NYC. From seeing movies shot in South Africa it looks like some SA cities look like American cities.

Also judging by films Tel Aviv resembles Miami

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:36 AM
 
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Part of the city of Lashkar Gah in southern Afghanistan was actually build by American engineering firms in the 1950's while they worked on a regional dam project for the Afghan government. It looks like an American suburb from that era.
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