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Old 02-19-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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After living in London for a year, I have to agree that everyday life there is nothing like it is in the U.S. - night and day.
After living in Scotland for 10 years I agree as well. Very different.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The US can be split up into 4 general regions, so I don't think there is one country that perfectly matches all 4.

The West no doubt closely resembles Spain - in fact parts of it look nearly identical.

Colorado/ Wyoming border


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Culturally I see a lot of similarities btw South Africa and the American South. Both have the high percent of Whites that are fundamentalist Christian (compared with secular Canada & Australia) and have had their problems with race issues. Both desegregated in the late 20th century. They don't look very similar, as SA looks much like the American West while the South is really flat and covered with Pine trees.

The Midwest region is very similar to Scandinavia and Germany in Europe. The Northeast is similar to England
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I would think that the countries most like the US would be those who like to stick their business in other countries while ignoring the needs of it's own citizens. For that reason, I would outrule Canada, Australia, and any other place mentioned on the forum.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Ha, good one, jj.

I'd take out England and NZ because they are smaller islands and add France and Argentina because of the agricultural base and diversity of people (Argentina) and geography.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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No, no way.
No similarity at all between UK- Germany and the US.
Entirely different. Don't know about Australia, but I think that Australia is more like England.
Yes, probably northern Mexico and Canada.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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No, no way.
No similarity at all between UK- Germany and the US.
Entirely different. Don't know about Australia, but I think that Australia is more like England.
Yes, probably northern Mexico and Canada.
Nope, there is NO similarity at all between UK and the USA. Not a single thing, none at all.

---They are NOT both democracies tracing their roots back to the Magna Carta.
--- They have NOT been allies in almost every major war for the last 90 years.
--- There is absolutely NO link between American and British music.
--- British and American actors NEVER appear in each other's movies or tv.
--- They DON"T share a joint cultural heritage or read each others books.
--- They NEVER heard of each others stories like King Arthur, Tom Sawyer, Robin Hood etc.
--- There are absolutely NO similar place names in both countries.
--- They NEVER intermarry and never had children together like Sir Winston Churchill.
--- They have NO similar history as the major naval powers.
--- They have NEVER been united as one country.
--- They do NOT both speak the English language.

and.....

--- They both NEVER had problems with the French!
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: The City
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--- They both NEVER had problems with the French!

Yes but lets not forget they assisted us many years ago, though at times I think they they forget we Both bailed them out in more recent times.

Speak eloquently and let somebody else carry the big stick; their crapes are good though
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Censusdata nailed it.

Many U.S. states are the size of European countries.

Florida is bigger than England, for God's sake!

It's impossible to compare the U.S. overall to any European nation because the U.S. should be five or six different countries.
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Yes, probably northern Mexico and Canada.
These are the two that are most similar to the US. After that, I would say Australia, New Zealand, Britain.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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Yes but lets not forget they assisted us many years ago, though at times I think they they forget we Both bailed them out in more recent times.

Speak eloquently and let somebody else carry the big stick; their crapes are good though
Well, the French just assisted the U.S. colonies to spite Great Britain and really out of a pragmatic interest in destabilizing the British Empire. After all, the French and Indian War was already one bloody conflict they had to suffer through in the Americas.

As for WWII, same thing with America really - pragmatic interest in a quest for expansion of power (even when fighting German occupation in France). This of course led to a decades-long conflict with the Soviet Union.

Personally I agree with Charles Lindbergh's philosophy of America First, and would have been against U.S. involvement in WWII.
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