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What do other countries think about americans in general.
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One thing I'd like to address is the idea that the rest of the world owes the United States some sort of debt for 'Winning World War II'

I don't want to make light of US losses and sacrifice. But this idea does exactly that to every other nation involved in the conflict.

It's True that without "The Arsenal of Democracy" turning out more Shermans than the German's had Anti-Tank rounds we would have lost the war.

But it's also true that the Soviet Union had more casualties than all of WWII's combatants combined. And they incurred those loses drinking down more German equipment troops and morale than anything the rest of us were doing.

So.. where's the gratitude to Stalin? (I don't feel _I_ owe him any. but... fair is fair right?)

It's also true that US came very late to the party. We like to talk about the failed appeasement policies of Neville Chamberlain, who stood aside and let Hitler swallow Czechoslovakia and Austria. and allowed the despot to believe he could attack Poland with impunity. All that happened before 1939

from 39 to 41, the US sat on it's ass and watched Britain (and the commonwealth) BLEED.

Then when Japan dared to spill you blood on your soil you went "oh yeah... world threat right"

If we are to be Grateful to you for winning the war. what do we owe you for not signing up when the rest of us did?

I think it would be best for civilized dialogue about the role the US plays in the affairs of other countries if they just shut up about what we owe them for World War II.
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Given that I can't speak for anyone else, I can say that I stereotype Americans when it's convenient.
Case in point it's easy to say "stupid American" when you see stuff like a misuse of there/their/they're or countrie rather than country and so forth. Is it an appropriate stereotype? Not by any stretch of the imagination but that's the nature of negative stereotypes in society.

However the feeling I get from people and media outside of America is that the people in America are (generally); capitalist extreme right-wing southern rednecks without a clue as to what is going on in the rest of the world... in reality that only applies to a small (but highly vocal) portion of the population.


I'm glad someone else was irritated by the misspellings. Not that I'm imperfect but it certainly would make the average American look a little more intelligent if we would learn to use our NATIONAL language properly.
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Coffeebot wrote:

Given that I can't speak for anyone else, I can say that I stereotype Americans when it's convenient.
Case in point it's easy to say "stupid American" when you see stuff like a misuse of there/their/they're or countrie rather than country and so forth. Is it an appropriate stereotype? Not by any stretch of the imagination but that's the nature of negative stereotypes in society.

However the feeling I get from people and media outside of America is that the people in America are (generally); capitalist extreme right-wing southern rednecks without a clue as to what is going on in the rest of the world... in reality that only applies to a small (but highly vocal) portion of the population.


I'm glad someone else was irritated by the misspellings. Not that I'm imperfect but it certainly would make the average American look a little more intelligent if we would learn to use our NATIONAL language properly.


or at least not Lazy. I mean how much effort does it really take to spell 'you' with three key strokes? really? and Four is a number and not to be confused with for, or Four ... and.. uh... never mind. I sense a rant coming on.

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Man, Russia or China on their own can destroy America. China's military is probably larger than the population of America. If China decides to invade us, we are dead. One Chinese soldier per American; think about that.


You're so funny! I almost thought you were serious.

The Chinese military uses outdated equipment and they can hardly afford to arm all those people let alone train and feed them.
The most efficient, experienced, well-trained and most technologically advanced army in the world vs a mob of ill-trained, poorly armed Chinese? Wake me up when it's over.

And we defeated Russia already, didn't have to fire a shot. They bankrupted themselves trying to keep up with us and are still in shambles.

EDIT: Here a fun fact

China’s military budget is about $120 billion and the United States budget is about $663.8 billion.


Here's another fun fact.

The American Economy is based on a credit system, and other countries buy into the American dollar to make it valuable, with China being one of the top investors in the American Financial Scheme, going to war with China would not be beneficial regardless of the amount of $ American Military budget is. it's all money America doesn't actually own. Remove the stability that china's investment into the American $ provides and the military is already looking at hard times. And then on top of that you're looking at using weapons of mass destruction to destroy a military over a huge expanse of land. Mixed in with the economic and ecological side effects, America would be inevitably defeating itself if war between the two countries of that much power ever actually happened.

Not to mention last I checked China DOES have nuclear weapons and they still work whether detonated with a yoyo or a time machine.

In regards to the OP's subject:

I dislike America, And many Americans I meet are rather annoying and incorrigible. Talking to them is like speaking to a wall, they don't want to listen and everything is something they know or don't want to know. A country where pretty much no one has ever left it's borders is bound to suffer from delusional tendencies, and Having lived there for 13 years, have experienced that first hand.

Oh yes, you forgot to add in the fact that the U.S. has also over the last 4 years borrowed billions from China.
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Boganis wrote:


FacelessRed wrote:


BearSol wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

Man, Russia or China on their own can destroy America. China's military is probably larger than the population of America. If China decides to invade us, we are dead. One Chinese soldier per American; think about that.


You're so funny! I almost thought you were serious.

The Chinese military uses outdated equipment and they can hardly afford to arm all those people let alone train and feed them.
The most efficient, experienced, well-trained and most technologically advanced army in the world vs a mob of ill-trained, poorly armed Chinese? Wake me up when it's over.

And we defeated Russia already, didn't have to fire a shot. They bankrupted themselves trying to keep up with us and are still in shambles.

EDIT: Here a fun fact

China’s military budget is about $120 billion and the United States budget is about $663.8 billion.


Here's another fun fact.

The American Economy is based on a credit system, and other countries buy into the American dollar to make it valuable, with China being one of the top investors in the American Financial Scheme, going to war with China would not be beneficial regardless of the amount of $ American Military budget is. it's all money America doesn't actually own. Remove the stability that china's investment into the American $ provides and the military is already looking at hard times. And then on top of that you're looking at using weapons of mass destruction to destroy a military over a huge expanse of land. Mixed in with the economic and ecological side effects, America would be inevitably defeating itself if war between the two countries of that much power ever actually happened.

Not to mention last I checked China DOES have nuclear weapons and they still work whether detonated with a yoyo or a time machine.

In regards to the OP's subject:

I dislike America, And many Americans I meet are rather annoying and incorrigible. Talking to them is like speaking to a wall, they don't want to listen and everything is something they know or don't want to know. A country where pretty much no one has ever left it's borders is bound to suffer from delusional tendencies, and Having lived there for 13 years, have experienced that first hand.

Oh yes, you forgot to add in the fact that the U.S. has also over the last 4 years borrowed billions from China.


Yeah about that billion dollars of debt, well you see we're going to pay it back.....eventually.

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KiteCross wrote:


Boganis wrote:


FacelessRed wrote:


BearSol wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

Man, Russia or China on their own can destroy America. China's military is probably larger than the population of America. If China decides to invade us, we are dead. One Chinese soldier per American; think about that.


You're so funny! I almost thought you were serious.

The Chinese military uses outdated equipment and they can hardly afford to arm all those people let alone train and feed them.
The most efficient, experienced, well-trained and most technologically advanced army in the world vs a mob of ill-trained, poorly armed Chinese? Wake me up when it's over.

And we defeated Russia already, didn't have to fire a shot. They bankrupted themselves trying to keep up with us and are still in shambles.

EDIT: Here a fun fact

China’s military budget is about $120 billion and the United States budget is about $663.8 billion.


Here's another fun fact.

The American Economy is based on a credit system, and other countries buy into the American dollar to make it valuable, with China being one of the top investors in the American Financial Scheme, going to war with China would not be beneficial regardless of the amount of $ American Military budget is. it's all money America doesn't actually own. Remove the stability that china's investment into the American $ provides and the military is already looking at hard times. And then on top of that you're looking at using weapons of mass destruction to destroy a military over a huge expanse of land. Mixed in with the economic and ecological side effects, America would be inevitably defeating itself if war between the two countries of that much power ever actually happened.

Not to mention last I checked China DOES have nuclear weapons and they still work whether detonated with a yoyo or a time machine.

In regards to the OP's subject:

I dislike America, And many Americans I meet are rather annoying and incorrigible. Talking to them is like speaking to a wall, they don't want to listen and everything is something they know or don't want to know. A country where pretty much no one has ever left it's borders is bound to suffer from delusional tendencies, and Having lived there for 13 years, have experienced that first hand.

Oh yes, you forgot to add in the fact that the U.S. has also over the last 4 years borrowed billions from China.


Yeah about that billion dollars of debt, well you see we're going to pay it back.....eventually.


Oh yeah, just like many of the nations the U.S. has lent to.
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Oh yeah, just like many of the nations the U.S. has lent to.


You haven't lent to us, you just keep illegally taxing our products and ignoring the rulings of trade tribunals that YOU helped set up.
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People from other countries are incredibly racist based on my experiences and observations over years of using the internet. Just about everybody has something bad to say about America or Americans in general, but doesn't realize that they're acting like what they claim. Generally, they say that Americans are rude, retarded, lazy and fat. Funny thing is that the people making these claims tend to be extremely rude and retarded themselves.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Boganis wrote:


Coffeebot wrote:

Given that I can't speak for anyone else, I can say that I stereotype Americans when it's convenient.
Case in point it's easy to say "stupid American" when you see stuff like a misuse of there/their/they're or countrie rather than country and so forth. Is it an appropriate stereotype? Not by any stretch of the imagination but that's the nature of negative stereotypes in society.

However the feeling I get from people and media outside of America is that the people in America are (generally); capitalist extreme right-wing southern rednecks without a clue as to what is going on in the rest of the world... in reality that only applies to a small (but highly vocal) portion of the population.


I'm glad someone else was irritated by the misspellings. Not that I'm imperfect but it certainly would make the average American look a little more intelligent if we would learn to use our NATIONAL language properly.


or at least not Lazy. I mean how much effort does it really take to spell 'you' with three key strokes? really? and Four is a number and not to be confused with for, or Four ... and.. uh... never mind. I sense a rant coming on.


I wish someone would rant a little more often! I love to view the forums just for the level of humor I find within them. We Americans are sooo self-righteous (as is EVERY other culture) about our intelligence, but by viewing our communication skills, I am constantly puzzled by this arrogance.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Boganis wrote:

Oh yeah, just like many of the nations the U.S. has lent to.


You haven't lent to us, you just keep illegally taxing our products and ignoring the rulings of trade tribunals that YOU helped set up.

Cannot quite decide which country CotU is but we've probably done both to you.
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Boganis wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Boganis wrote:

Oh yeah, just like many of the nations the U.S. has lent to.


You haven't lent to us, you just keep illegally taxing our products and ignoring the rulings of trade tribunals that YOU helped set up.

Cannot quite decide which country CotU is but we've probably done both to you.


Toronto is my HomeTown. CotU is what the rest of Canada THINKS we think Toronto is. Country is Canada Location is Toronto. And no you haven't lent to us. However, your billions in defense spending throughout the cold war allowed us to spend money on education and social programs while our army was forced to drive trucks that qualified for the vintage car club and helicopters that fell out of the sky.

(edited for grammar)
(postscript)

there is... enough truth... to Pat Buchanon calling us 'Freeloading Canuckistan' to sting... and provoke verbal escalation regarding your nation's sins against us. but all and all we've been good allies more often than not.

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Boganis wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Boganis wrote:


Coffeebot wrote:

Given that I can't speak for anyone else, I can say that I stereotype Americans when it's convenient.
Case in point it's easy to say "stupid American" when you see stuff like a misuse of there/their/they're or countrie rather than country and so forth. Is it an appropriate stereotype? Not by any stretch of the imagination but that's the nature of negative stereotypes in society.

However the feeling I get from people and media outside of America is that the people in America are (generally); capitalist extreme right-wing southern rednecks without a clue as to what is going on in the rest of the world... in reality that only applies to a small (but highly vocal) portion of the population.


I'm glad someone else was irritated by the misspellings. Not that I'm imperfect but it certainly would make the average American look a little more intelligent if we would learn to use our NATIONAL language properly.


or at least not Lazy. I mean how much effort does it really take to spell 'you' with three key strokes? really? and Four is a number and not to be confused with for, or Four ... and.. uh... never mind. I sense a rant coming on.


I wish someone would rant a little more often! I love to view the forums just for the level of humor I find within them. We Americans are sooo self-righteous (as is EVERY other culture) about our intelligence, but by viewing our communication skills, I am constantly puzzled by this arrogance.


True that. Though I think it's a generational thing too. My English on these forums is execrable by the standards of any college paper I was expected to write. But while I think "u" and "4" and 'pwned' are things that scramble my ability to comprehend and read quickly (as well as make the writer look illiterate (which is not synonymous with stupid)) The generation that grew up typing with their thumbs instead of talking on their phones feels otherwise.
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Ummmmmm, from what i remember world war II was won not just by america but also by the allies like Russia, england and all of our allies not just the u.s
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Obviously everyone looks up to and respects Americans for bringing democracy and civilization to the savages in the east.
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