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What do other countries think about americans in general.
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do other countries stereotype americans on how we act talk and think, Is the view different if we are in there countrie verse them being in our countrie. How do they think americans view there countrie, do other countries think americans try to americanize them plus this question is for americans how do we view other countries in general do we stereotype non english speaking countries? Do we view non english speaking people in america as a bother or are we just as accepting as if they spoke english. Do outher countries hate america as a hole, the new would stat yes but what do americans and non americans think on the subject.
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Hmm, well we don't stereotype much in England
Some misconceptions that we have are that all your high schools have cliques, you all like burgers and you make some pretty epic movies - do I need to mention braveheart and gladiator?
But then again most Americans think that all English people speak like the queen and lead posh life styles - this is so NOT true. But we do have awesome accents - and Scotland is amaZing.
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I have grown up around all kinds of races and all kinds of people pretty much, so i hardly judge.
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I personally do not judge - but Americans from other coutries are often seen as too-patriotic, self centred individuals. Who know nothing on anything outside of America.

Like for example, in a real situation, I had had an American ask me if we had Electricity in England. As I am not judgemental, I am just putting that down to complete retardedness, but it's the kind of stereotype you Americans have. Every country has a stereotype though, so it's nothing to bother about
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I don't stereotype any non-English speaking countries or any other country for that matter. I judge people on an individual basis not by what their country is like as a whole. When it comes to non-English speaking people in America I believe that if you intend to live here then you should learn the language first or at least learn as much of it as possible shortly after moving here. Even when just visiting I think one should at least learn the basics. However I feel the same way about it when going to any country. I wouldn't travel to Japan or China or Russia without first trying my best to learn what I would need to know to get around and function in that country. I think it's just rude to go to another country and expect them to cater to you by speaking your language.
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Lukeaxx wrote:

I personally do not judge - but Americans from other coutries are often seen as too-patriotic, self centred individuals. Who know nothing on anything outside of America.

Like for example, in a real situation, I had had an American ask me if we had Electricity in England. As I am not judgemental, I am just putting that down to complete retardedness, but it's the kind of stereotype you Americans have. Every country has a stereotype though, so it's nothing to bother about


That is my opinion as well. I can see why other countries do hate us/praise us for what we do and values. Sure, we have great opportunities, and to what others would define "the american dream". But we have to stop being the world police all the time. We need to take care of our own people than to mingle in other's issues.I think its great that we take such care and concern in the world, than most countries will ever do, but there has to be a fine line of what is excessive.

I do agree, that most americans only think of themselves, and not know what goes on in the world.
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Lukeaxx wrote:

I personally do not judge - but Americans from other coutries are often seen as too-patriotic, self centred individuals. Who know nothing on anything outside of America.

Like for example, in a real situation, I had had an American ask me if we had Electricity in England. As I am not judgemental, I am just putting that down to complete retardedness, but it's the kind of stereotype you Americans have. Every country has a stereotype though, so it's nothing to bother about


That is my opinion as well. I can see why other countries do hate us/praise us for what we do and values. Sure, we have great opportunities, and to what others would define "the american dream". But we have to stop being the world police all the time. We need to take care of our own people than to mingle in other's issues.I think its great that we take such care and concern in the world, than most countries will ever do, but there has to be a fine line of what is excessive.

I do agree, that most americans only think of themselves, and not know what goes on in the world.


1) Every country has idiots.
2) If it weren't for stupid Americans the world would not have Microsoft, Apple or the internet.
3) Nobody wants Americans around . . . until they're needed.
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Full of opinionated idiots.
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LOL vary good opinions everyone.
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trinkit wrote:


Havoc_360 wrote:


Lukeaxx wrote:

I personally do not judge - but Americans from other coutries are often seen as too-patriotic, self centred individuals. Who know nothing on anything outside of America.

Like for example, in a real situation, I had had an American ask me if we had Electricity in England. As I am not judgemental, I am just putting that down to complete retardedness, but it's the kind of stereotype you Americans have. Every country has a stereotype though, so it's nothing to bother about


That is my opinion as well. I can see why other countries do hate us/praise us for what we do and values. Sure, we have great opportunities, and to what others would define "the american dream". But we have to stop being the world police all the time. We need to take care of our own people than to mingle in other's issues.I think its great that we take such care and concern in the world, than most countries will ever do, but there has to be a fine line of what is excessive.

I do agree, that most americans only think of themselves, and not know what goes on in the world.


1) Every country has idiots.
2) If it weren't for stupid Americans the world would not have Microsoft, Apple or the internet.
3) Nobody wants Americans around . . . until they're needed.


all of you are right.
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Here in the UK, general opinion on things tends to be highly varied based on area, social class and age, so I can hardly speak for everyone. However, from what I've observed, the popular stereotypes about Americans around here are that they're trigger happy, overly nationalistic, and not necessarily stupid, but kinda ignorant towards the rest of the world. For the most part, these are presented as friendly jabs, but some, especially about the trigger happiness, are taken far more seriously.

There is some concern about Americanisation, but over here it's far less of a big thing than in other places simply because our culture and the USA's have been similar for a long time for obvious reasons.




Havoc_360 wrote: But we have to stop being the world police all the time. We need to take care of our own people than to mingle in other's issues.I think its great that we take such care and concern in the world, than most countries will ever do, but there has to be a fine line of what is excessive.

The problem a lot of people seem to have isn't just that the US likes to play world police, but the reasons behind it. Popular (cynical) opinion is that even when it's said to be about helping other countries/ spreading freedom/ anything else 'nice' sounding, the reality is that it's actually more about money or building political ties. This is exacerbated when America gets involved with wars and other countries are obligated to get involved too due to alliances, because a lot of people aren't particularily happy about risking their people for the what is mainly the USA's gain.
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Man, America is a joke. It's filled with ignorant and dumb opinionated people that are mostly brainwashed and can't think for themselves.
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I tend to judge people individually so I don't really judge America as a whole. Some of the stereo types that people have of Americans over here is that: they are all stupid, very trigger happy and in war will mow down/bomb allies as well as enemies, they are brain washed into thinking America is the greatest and most important country in the world so are ignorant to their country's misdeeds.

These are not my own views but one of my own is that the government there is pretty messed up I mean take Cambodia for instance killing over 2 million people for no reason, not that I think there is a good reason to do something like that.
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-Vega- wrote:

Man, America is a joke. It's filled with ignorant and dumb opinionated people that are mostly brainwashed and can't think for themselves.


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Posted 12/26/12
we scottish people think your stuck up ummmm idiots and we hate u lol dats just most scottish people
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