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What do other countries think about americans in general.
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George Washington be disappointed.
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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.


The Chinese economy is heavily dependent on the US. If the US suddenly stopped trading with China, it would be devastating for their economy.
https://www.uschina.org/statistics/tradetable.html

Neither country would want a nuke war. If that did happen, you'd have to hope our defense systems could take out enough of them to spare as much of the US as possible. With their roughly 240 nukes, it's a distinct possibility. As for our more than 5,000 active nukes, there won't be a China left.

As for your 13 years first hand experience... I think your bigotry and ill attitude might be why you have such problems conversing with Americans. It would also have to depend on which state you were in. Some are very open minded, some are populated with ignorant racists.

As for Americans never having left their borders, most of the people I know have visited other countries. I myself have spent 1-2 months every year for the past 7 years all over China, including inner Mongolia and Tibet.
But as large and diverse as the US is, you can experience quite a lot with without ever needing a passport. You can't say that about many countries.
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Leave it to the canadian to ve the only one to say something remotely positive about the america, Were easy to hate to be debated mostly by the actions of our government or military. After this forum I see how stereotypes and hatred of america come to light. media is running wild with the american image. looking online seeing how people think americans are dumb but there asking people at walmart questions of course there going to fail. I feel intelligent compared to the americans portrayed in the media when asked questions. I got every answer that was asked. Then again I live in wisconsin witch we could be different from the rest of the USA. we stereotyped similar to canadians online. I would like to here more up sides of america but thats just wishful thinking.
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The founder fathers of this country are now very disappointed and have been for the longest time.
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i'm not sure if people are religious or not but if you want a nice impression of people as a whole goto a sunday church when you visit, you will def. run into some disrespectful people and drunks if you goto a bar, it all depends on the diff. people you meet, everyone is different no two people are alike no matter how hard you look or search that's the only truth you need to know esp with 300+ mil people in one country calif has a bigger population than canada most people wouldn't know that or it's about the same last i checked.

goto florida(stay away from miami), enjoy the amusement parks, go see the scenery, some americans are indeed ignorant and prejudiced to foreign people your experience will be vastly diff. depending on where you go but if i had to pick the best representation of people to visit would be florida in the winter time you can meet people from everywhere NY, etc people trying to get away from the winter going to summer homes, if you goto disney world and find more people speaking french don't be shocked alot of french canadians go there for vacation in the winter lol.

but don't judge people if you havn't even come to visit just because of the sterotypes, you see our country is vastly different, depending on which state you visit you will have a diff. experience then any of the other states ,the only good thing about america is when things get bad we come together as a whole there is a national pride that no citizen can ignore and that's the pride of being an american, people call it egotistical but we love our country no matter how many faults it may have.
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coolio1500 wrote:

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


My point exactly.




We owe russia allot to winning WWII, and there is smaller countrys that no one cares to thank. If japan did not attack we would not joined thats true I cant speak for all americans but we don't feel were owed any thing. Its just most of the world says we do nothing they say they don't need our help nothing short off bending over and kissing to words ass would please most countrys even that would not make them like us. There is few countrys that will say america helped them in some way, I think I know how canada feels well a small fraction. were not that important but what if america cuts all ties with the world like noth korea and withdrew our aid and support. it would only be havoc for a short wail. The the Uk can feel in the cap. even the ritch countrys like germany and Kuwait depend on american military support and aid. That way they can use there money on, health care, education and so on. doing so put america in debt poor education and health care. We should step back and not get in the affairs of other countrys and worry about helping are citizens insread of sending money to starving kids in africa to feed our starving kids. yes america is messed up. the world can do with out us the canadians and the UK, japan and china can fill the voide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hWJ5cI-uQ8
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


coolio1500 wrote:

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


My point exactly.







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haha all I know is that most of the canadians I have met can keep up with me at party's where as many americans cannot! XD



That's not me anymore. nowadays thanks to age and diabetes I can get a hangover from a bag of potatoe chips. but back in my army days...




I think the canadian military is on par with the US, tuff bastards of survival canadians.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


coolio1500 wrote:

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


My point exactly.







papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Greekfire09 wrote:

haha all I know is that most of the canadians I have met can keep up with me at party's where as many americans cannot! XD



That's not me anymore. nowadays thanks to age and diabetes I can get a hangover from a bag of potatoe chips. but back in my army days...







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Greekfire09 wrote:



I'm sure you could throw down in the good 'ole days! Haha. I can act mature all I want but at heart i'll always be punk kid!


18 until you die?

but we're getting off topic. hmmm on topic.

in previous posts I've said my bit about American "arrogance". I've alluded to american 'igorance' at least as regards my own country. I've specifically attacked the 'We won world war II so the rest of the world owes us" fallacy.

what else is there to discuss.. ah...

American selfishness/altruism.. and perhap's more on the rest of the world's "Ingratitude"

All nations act in the self interest of the State and those who run it. If the state is some sort of despotism it's probably being run into the ground in the interest of those who run. If there is some mechanism by which those who run the state are answerable to the people then economic, military and social interests of the state as a whole might be addressed. In this regard EVERY nation, the US included and NO OTHER NATION EXCLUDED is selfish.

So. bitching about America as a nation doing things that are not in your country's interest in order to secure it's supply of oil or to protect it's citizens abroad or to keep what it considers important allies happy... Is HYPOCRITICAL. Your country is doing the same. just perhaps not as loudly or as successfully.

Conversely, all these claims of altruism an behalf of the US are so much BS! The US does what it does because it appears in the mind of it's leaders to be in the best interest of the State. Period. It's not out of the goodness of it's heart.

As the Empire of the Day the US has touched much less lightly on other nations than the Romans or the Spanish or even the British in their days in the sun. (So says someone who remains a bit of an Anglophile)

So... while The world had much less to be 'grateful' about than many Americans think is the case. It's hardly the 'evil empire' either.

make of that what you will.





That is the most wise thing any buddy said on this thread.
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People's view on america is wrong about WW2 because we could have been the tyrants and filled in the gap if we had leader's who listened to some of the generals, they really wanted to end it all, they wanted to finish off russia in it's current state, they didn't want to relinquish china, and liberate it from the japs. and make them give up korea, etc after they surrendered alot of them just wanted to take it all, it was due to important leadership and diplomatic out-look not one of a general or a conquerer that we worked with our allies in resolving so many of the disputes between countries after the conflict and thing's were trying to get back to normal people don't realize the massive distrust and distain people had for each other for year's after the war we took our outlook on the civil war and rebuilding these nations just like we rebuilt the south so much different then the outlook after WW I with people having to pay back unreasonable amounts, some thing's i wish we did was have more of a presence in china and korea after the war, the conflict with korea the US and china may have been avoided in the 1950's, when china invaded korea to push the US back we didn't fight back for month's only on a retreat basis to try to not spark another world conflict many lives were sacrificed before they were told they could fight back.

The what we could of done and didn't is why people respect us not what we did in the end.

EDIT we chose to responsibly control our nuclear ambitions after everyone saw what happend to japan we could of done literally anything we wanted to, no one else had nukes at the time we were the most generous people of our time to not just run over everyone else.
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Wow... I have read from the first starting post to the very last post on this thread. It took me about 40 mins to do so considering I reread several posts more than once. I did so, so as to not misunderstand what each individual had to say.

I can honestly say...that I have never known a phrase to be so true as this one is. " Opinions are like ass holes, we all have them! "

That said, I have never left the American shores. I have however been to at least 30 different states inside the United States. Each state is like going to a new world just as soon as you cross its state line. I have been to Canada and I feel its a beautiful Country and the same goes for its citizens. I have a unwanted fear of flying and it keeps me from going over seas to visit different Countries and behold all that I find awesome in each. So instead I read books, watch their style television shows, their movies, their news....of course I can't understand a damn word since I don't know their language. That's my folly 100%.

Every single Country, Civilization, Race or Religion has its pros and cons. Each has it ups and downs. Each has its own personality and most of all.....each of us and our Countries are different and will always be different.

So I see no point in bad mouthing any of them.

View this, read this, think of this as you see fit.
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You see, I avoided slinging names around because It's unnecessary, but I guess you wanted to cross the boundary. If you notice my age, and the fact I spent 13 years there, how old do you think I was when I lived there? Do you really think I'm the same person I was when I was in America? If that's not something you know, then calling me a Bigot, and having an Ill attitude as the cause of my experience with Americans, is not only a very poor assumption, but unnecessary mud-slinging.

I gave my opinion based on my experiences, that's what the OP asked. I may not have been entirely correct but the fact remains is that America is completely in Debt, and many of the facts presented to the US populace is heavily inaccurate and completely unknown. U.S. Wealth is entirely within the grasp of private enterprise, which last I checked didn't hire that many Westerners to do the labor work.
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A typical American would say..I want bear AND i want it COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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


Americans can and do stereotype other Americans. It depends a lot on where you live. I grew up in Wyoming, and some people still thought we didn't have electricity or my personal favorite, in door plumbing. I met a girl from Florida once that believed that for some odd reason. Americans can be very insular thinkers.
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A typical American would say..I want bear AND i want it COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(hands you a Polar Bear)



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FacelessRed wrote:


BearSol wrote:



You see, I avoided slinging names around because It's unnecessary, but I guess you wanted to cross the boundary. If you notice my age, and the fact I spent 13 years there, how old do you think I was when I lived there? Do you really think I'm the same person I was when I was in America? If that's not something you know, then calling me a Bigot, and having an Ill attitude as the cause of my experience with Americans, is not only a very poor assumption, but unnecessary mud-slinging.

I gave my opinion based on my experiences, that's what the OP asked. I may not have been entirely correct but the fact remains is that America is completely in Debt, and many of the facts presented to the US populace is heavily inaccurate and completely unknown. U.S. Wealth is entirely within the grasp of private enterprise, which last I checked didn't hire that many Westerners to do the labor work.


Maybe next time if you refrain from stereotyping and insulting a specific people, you won't come off as a bigot.

As for that affecting your experience, "I think" and "might be why" are often ignored when people's emotions get the better of them. I wasn't stating a fact, I was suggesting a possibility.

How can I know if you're the same person or if you've changed when I didn't even know you existed until today?


Sorry if you're offended by being called something you're not, but that's exactly what you were doing to much of America.
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