How The Rest Of The World Sees America

Submitted by: domisgood 7 years ago in Funny

C"mon, it"s not like we"re wrong.
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Male 4
I`m from Europe and I don`t see America like that, there should be one big circle around whole USA that say "Idiots!". That is all.
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Female 117
Hey, I`m a mexican in Texas!
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Female 320
No territories? I feel left out...
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Male 45
lol so true about maine and stephen king
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Male 69
What?
this is how i see the united states, actually.
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Male 90
all other countries are lucky if i know one thing about them. so if you know like a dozen about mine then im fine with that. Amerriicaa! F*ck Yeah!
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Male 842
@ IAmWedge-Not all mid-US States are like that. For example, Iowa actually was one of the first to make gay marriage legal and is pretty proactive towards that kind of stuff.

...I suppose I should take more offense to the other mid-US States prejudices you had, but I honestly thought they were funny, and they`re actually kinda true. lol.
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Male 2,402
Suprising no the just the world but Hawaii is usually though of as grass skirts coconut wearing wahines and Mai Tai`s and surfing.
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Male 65
you forgot the big circle around us all saying idiots
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Male 32
Ah yes missed one out for Texas:

- Guns!
- Guns!
- ANVIL FIRING
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Male 32
Ok as a British guy here`s how I ACTUALLY view this map: (Continued)

(Lake) Michigan:
- The USA as far as Microsoft Flight simulator is concerned.
- Sears tower.

Washington DC:
- White house
- Memorial
- Um....?

Tennessee/Mississippi:
- Um..........?
- Mud Pie?

Florida:
- DISNEYLAND
- HOT!

New York:
- Setting for 50% of Hollywood movies (usually obliterated at some point or another)
- Yellow taxis
- Times Square

Maine:
- Um........?


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Male 32
Ok as a British guy here`s how I ACTUALLY view this map:

Washington:
"Another Washington" - Nope just Washington
"Microsoft" - Ok yep agreed
- Nearest US state to best ski resort in the world

California:
"Hollywood" - Yep agree
- Land of the superficial and class divide (LA)
- Surfing
- The OC
- Golden Gate Bridge"

Hawaii:
- Where Americans go to `get away from it all` (shared with Cancun, Mexico)
- Grass skirts
- roostertails
- Surfing

Arizona/New Mexico:
- How to get into the US without a Visa.

Texas:
- Mustaches
- Cowboys
- VERY fat people
- Cigar smoking + mustaches.
- Gay = ostracized but still alive.

Mid-US States:
- Gay = Broken bones / death
- Denim Bib+Brace overalls
- Barns / Granaries
- Dwight Schrute`s Brother

(Lake) Michigan:
- The USA as fa
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Male 177
Disneyland was left out too
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Female 535
What about Las Vegas?
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Male 2,220
BLLLLLEEH! BLLLLLLLLLLEEEH! *Snoot* *snoot*
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Female 20
Don`t forget about the lobsters in Maine, people always expect me to say I love lobster and Stephen King when they find out I`m from Maine. I don`t even eat seafood....
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Female 245
this is true. even to most americans. but living under the circled area of `what are these? i dont even...`, i know those states.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Actually in the uk we don`t think of florida as having lots of old people, we think "holiday" "disney land" nothing about old people. lol[/quote]

And alligators. Or maybe crocodiles. I think most people in the UK (including me) are far from sure what the difference is.

Disneyland and swamps full of alligators.
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Female 238
absurdly accurate.
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Male 97
Maine, damn
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Male 97
This is how I view American, This is how Americans view American. except when I see main I think of my home there.
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Male 38
303 ftw
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Female 509
Colorado is a popular place for tourist, especially Europeans.

Just thought I would throw that in..
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Male 877
MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
722 Posts Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:03:11 AM
"Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?"



we used to do it over the phone, but you`d hang up on us...; )...lighten up for petes sake
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Male 928
"Now if we can just keep America from falling into socialism and becoming Amerika."

If you took a stab at defining socialism, I wonder what it would be...
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Male 12,138
[quote]"Although I wouldn`t mind Canada so much..."

Until you have to go to the doctor.[/quote]
Auburn, what are you blathering about? I live in Canada, and had to go to the doc the other day. Called at 9am, made an appointment for 10:30, got seen to and sorted within 10 minutes. Oh yeah, did I mention that it was free?

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[quote]Now if we can just keep America from falling into socialism and becoming Amerika.[/quote]
lol, "falling into socialism". Crakrjak, America already HAS socialism, it`s just socialism for the rich. So when the huge banking institutions f*ck up the global economy due to their greed, the government (i.e. American taxpayers, from the richest to the very poorest) foot the bill to bail them out.
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Male 670
@auburnjunky then you won`t have to sell your car when you get a heart attack.
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Male 5,189
Still going? Lawllllll.
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Male 86
Ok, how about this one? All the people who have commented on this (that includes me) are asshats? Doesn`t that solve a great number of problems?
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Male 14,331
Konrad Zuse a German built Z1 the world`s first program-controlled computer in 1936. He has the title of "inventor of the modern computer".
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Male 14,331
vv Without the U.S. during WW2 there would be no Britian.
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Male 592
MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
722 Posts Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:03:11 AM
"Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?"

The core of the internet is packet switching, formulated independently by both a US and a UK scientist. The internet was a collaborative project between many agencies, with ARPAnet probably the most significant admittedly.
_________________

and without britland there would be no computers in which we formulated during world war 2 which saw the frontier or `valves` being used in computing technology which are still used today just in a more modern method. and without computers what don`t you have... internet.
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Male 10,338
"Although I wouldn`t mind Canada so much..."

Until you have to go to the doctor.
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Male 2,220
"Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?"

The core of the internet is packet switching, formulated independently by both a US and a UK scientist. The internet was a collaborative project between many agencies, with ARPAnet probably the most significant admittedly.
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Male 115
Stephen King FTW!
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Male 648
@600R3d

I`d say thats pretty accurate.
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Male 877
in black and white...
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Male 14,331
@MountainBord

Boston the birthplace of telling the British to f*ck off.

Does anyone see the hypocrisy of calling all U.S. citizens stupid over the internet an American invention?
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Male 144
no no no, this is how the rest of the world sees America
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Male 2,220
"We planted our flag on the moon, Therefore we win and have bragging rights"

Depends where you draw your finish line, first object into space, first animal to return from space alive, first human to return from space alive? First to land on the moon (note lack of flags on Luna-9 btw) Oh I see, first to land an American on the moon! Well done... ;)
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Male 697
Change Florida to Disneyland and Washington DC to Fallout 3 and then New York to Friends and it`s right from my POV at least.
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Male 178
This isn`t how the world views America, this is how America views itself.
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Male 52
Dont understand why the bashing towards Europeans and superior feeling towards Europeans comes from.
If it wasnt for Europe u wouldnt be there since all of u whites are European, and if u are black then u were brought in by Europeans from Africa.
If u are Mexican then u prolly have Spanish ancestors too.
We made u.
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Male 17,512
We planted our flag on the moon, Therefore we win and have bragging rights.

Now if we can just keep America from falling into socialism and becoming Amerika.
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Male 65
Actually in the uk we don`t think of florida as having lots of old people, we think "holiday" "disney land" nothing about old people. lol
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Male 208
I think being in America is great because honestly the whole stuck-up, arrogant, and downright boastful attitudes of Americans feels great. It`s a great little perk of living here. That`s not to say it doesn`t kind of suck here though. I just find it to be the lesser of all evils. Although I wouldn`t mind Canada so much...
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Male 12,138
[quote]thats right, the rest of you all want to be us... just put a big circle around the whole thing, and one word is all that is needed. That word is "AWESOME".[/quote]
I`ve never understood how Americans got landed with the stereotype (note I say stereotype!) of being pompous, arrogant asshats. Any ideas why, screwzlooose? Where did THAT come from?

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[quote]No, the rest of the world also knows what San Francisco is, the only city in the U.S. that Europeans actually like (aside from maybe NYC). Also, NYC and S.F. are also known to foreigners as having "food fit for human consumption".[/quote]
New Orleans man. Don`t forget New Orleans!
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Male 670
@billy92 trust me, the boston accent is MUCH more common in boston than the canadian accent is in canada. the canadian accent is practically non-existent in british columbia.
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Female 76
lol i live in the "What are these?" section, right by the question mark
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Male 46
WOOOOO! GO TEXAS!
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Male 159
Chunkymonkie: "okay then, as a canadian I view boston as a bunch of funny talking red sox fans"

Dude, you`re from CANADA, and you think WE talk funny? ;)
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Male 152
I got money :)
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Male 3,619
i only knew the "whare are these? i don`t even" and hollywood :P
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Male 1,196
who are obama and palin?
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Male 127
Oh dear, I didn`t know half of those.
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Male 60
Losers of the civil war XD
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Female 11
I think old people from florida.
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Male 670
okay then, as a canadian I view boston as a bunch of funny talking red sox fans
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Female 1,894
thats it?? no boston??? COMEON!!!!!!!
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Male 1,557
No one thinks `Old People` with Florida, they think `DisneyWorld`.

And yeah, change the Mexicans part to `Guns` or soemthing.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I can agree with most of it, but who gives an eff about the obama references? I sincerely doubt anyone from another country knows where he was born or what state he was from. [/quote]

Good point. I missed that, because it`s so irrelevant to me. The same goes for Sarah Palin. If I asked everyone I work with who she was, I`d be surprised if more than 1 or 2 would know and I`d be surprised if anyone could associate her with any particular part of the USA.
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Male 493
No, the rest of the world also knows what San Francisco is, the only city in the U.S. that Europeans actually like (aside from maybe NYC).

Also, NYC and S.F. are also known to foreigners as having "food fit for human consumption".
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Male 180
I seriously doubt if the rest of the world is as obsessed with Obama as this graphic suggests. In fact, I`d guess the only reason this graphic was compiled (considering how superficial most of it is) is to perpetuate the myth that B.O. was born in Hawaii.
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Male 12,365
I think that`s a fairly accurate depiction, except for guns. A common image of the USA over here in the UK is that everyone in the USA has a gun. Apart from Texas, where everyone has at least 3 guns.
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Male 90
@Berenice Yeah Here`s and you`re.

I was typing fast but my spelling is legit.
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Male 425
I sea the east and west American coast as city/civilized places, the rest is the wild west with cowboys and mexicans filling in for the indians.
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Male 89
that`s how i see america
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Female 536
Actually davek1013, "heres" has an apostrophe between `e` and `s` and I don`t think "stupid" is a concrete noun.
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Male 3,482
[quote]So many grammatical/spelling errors, I can`t take you seriously.[/quote]
Since when have the Grammar Nazis been immune to their own laws?

Why don`t you go learn what a FRAGMENT is before you start calling other people out on their grammar?
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Male 90
cynic04

"So many grammatical/spelling errors, I can`t take you seriously."

LOL actually there aren`t any spelling errors.. but I KNOW that`s not a complete sentence. :-) have a nice day grammar cop.
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Male 90
@caper454
and i quote
"Just last week I heard a group of ladies in NYC (in their late 20s-early 30s, aka ADULTS) discussing whether or not Florida was a city."

I`M the dumbass? You posing that statement as proof?
For one, Since you didn`t catch my drift. Ill clue you in. THEY PROBABLY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE AFOREMENTIONED CITY. Its not a big well known city.. Cities Like Tampa, Orlando, and Miami Florida are all much better known.

Even by the small chance they werent, and were a bit special, You can`t Judge a populace by their lowest 1%.. As i said i`m sure I could find some idiot in Canada who didnt know what a Quebec was. Get real. Thinking all Americans don`t know poo is as idiotic as saying all muslims are terrorists. (Hint: They aren`t)
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Female 69
Ahhh, Desert Rattlers. Such fun.
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Female 299
Kansas should have a label that says "Some bitch hit her head during a tornado that somehow resulted in an acid trip."
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Male 87
davek1013... "Any of you who think your country is better than any country heres a fact... YOUR dratING STUPID!!!"

So many grammatical/spelling errors, I can`t take you seriously.
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Female 120
The bay area isn`t even on here. Invalid.
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Female 511
Davek1013: don`t be a [email protected]
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Male 90
@caper454
Florida is a city
Look up Florida City, Florida its a real place omg

Anyway.. If your gonna go by the dumbest thing you hear i bet i could go find some Special Canadians who would argue whether Quebec is a
city or a province

Thats the way to steriotype.. Just say we`re all stupid!
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Female 511
Sadly, I believe the "rest of the world" knows more about America than the average American. Just last week I heard a group of ladies in NYC (in their late 20s-early 30s, aka ADULTS) discussing whether or not Florida was a city. I was amazed at how little they knew about their own country.

As someone already said, this could more accurately be titled "How Americans See America". The rest of the world, strangely enough, seems to be better informed.
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Male 90
Any of you who think your country is better than any country heres a fact..

YOUR dratING STUPID!!!

IDGAF what country you live in, be grateful for what you`ve got. There are Billions of people living in poor areas that wouldnt understand what it means to live so comfortably.

IF you honestly think something along the lines of "Oh Americans are all bloody fat, stupid and pretentious!" or "Britains are all Buck teeth Whiny Know it alls" You are dumber than a bag of bricks

Every Community, town, city, county, state, province, country, and continent has its own set of Buffoons that think for some obnoxious reason they are Better than anyone else. Dont be a moron and buy into these stupid steriotypes. God damn.
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Male 235
home of palin? but i live in england!

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Female 668
I still would rather live in Canada, thank you.
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Male 342
I can agree with most of it, but who gives an eff about the obama references? I sincerely doubt anyone from another country knows where he was born or what state he was from.
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Female 8,006
Sorry- I really don`t have any desire to be a U.S citizen- quite happy in my own rather tired little island, lamenting the downfall of good manners, understatement and grammar!
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Male 384
heh, imma be the dick and get flamed, since i don`t care.

fellow Citizens of the greatest Nation-

ever notice that noone talks about other countries as much as ours?

apparently, we are the "cool kids of the school"

thats right, the rest of you all want to be us. in one of our lowest moments in the last 100 years, you guys

STILL

WANT

TO

BE

US.

my fellow "Americans", be proud of our country, and do not forget, most of the european asshats bashing us, they live in countries that have done FAR worse than ours ever has, and not a one of them have had the prestige we have amassed in our short history.

so yeah, the graph above is inaccurate, just put a big circle around the whole thing, and one word is all that is needed. That word is "AWESOME".

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Male 304
@Webz

LOL

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Female 8,006
Nah- no idea where Obama is or was! Pretty rubbish as to the position of states. I know you have lots of big, empty, good-looking places. Not too fussed about the rest, love the idea of the wildlife though!!! Oh- most of your food is horrid though.
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Male 20
Go team venture!
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Male 541

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Male 141
Pff, that`s how American`s see America. It`s certainly how I see it.
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Male 901
Kind of funny! I do kind of look at US like that. I`m sure the sure the world has even lss to say about Canada though...
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Male 304
see thats exactly the problem...

the rest of the world needs to start looking into themselfs instead looking to bad examples...

lol..

hey sonsglow finally i meet someone inteligent from the US. congratulations...

and teamventure, you better learn to accept a critics couse its part of getting older...

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Male 1,765
Altaru is right, my country was even once called the United States of Venezuela. So yeah, states, 26 of `em.
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Male 59
well FromPortugal is the newest America troll on IAB. So is he a banned member or a new moron? Place your bets, everyone.
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Male 237
Ask anyone around the world to sum up their view of Americans in 1 word. Ignorant.... or maybe fat... no wait actually both

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Male 1,106
From Portugal: We don`t think we`re more important. You`re the one thinking that that`s what we think. Don`t judge us for things that are simply your opinions.

But I do agree that this isn`t how the world sees us... it`s how we view ourselves.
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Male 201
"The America" you refer to is two continents - North and South respectively. Many people on earth pay attention to the United States of AMERICA (which is why it is sometimes shortened to just "America") because of the blatant influence (economic, military, etc) that this country has on this planet. I agree there are a lot of egocentric people in this nation, but to pretend that the rest of the world is aloof regarding this country is laughable. I surely agree that all human beings are equally important, but the United States *does* play an integrally important role on the world stage. Secondly, everyone knows what Colorado is cause ya`ll come here to ski on our pretty mountains! ;)
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Male 304
apparently US citizens show off too much...

The america is a continent in witch the united states of america are a part of...

it also includes canada, brasil, argentina, mexico, etc...

and i dont understand why "americans" think they are so important, so big, that it makes the world think about them...

seriously, just because USA exists in this world, it doesnt mean that the US are that much important for the rest of the world...

this is how i see America


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Male 977
lol very true
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Male 328
That`s how Americans see America as well. At least, that`s how I see America.
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Male 23
Wrong. Most of these facts mean nothing for those outside US. Agree with Cashaviola: that`s all about the Amreicans` point of view.
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Female 446
Let`s see now. I`ve been to the US a few times, Bayside NY, Wildwood, and Malone. Yep, that`s about it. All the people i met there were super nice. And the food. The food! Plates overfilling with yummy goodness of tons of artery blocking nutrients....i was in heaven! I mean, maybe US citizens are pointed out for having overeating habits and large abdomins...but for vacation...this was calorie heaven and it was really, really good too. Now, as a Canadian,without an overflowing plate i will now drown my missing that great American dining sorrows by feeding my family Moose an extra cup of cheerios.
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Female 343
LOL so true.
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Female 108
This is more of how Americans see America!!
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Male 247
Correction: Most people THINK Obama was born in Hawaii...but no one knows for sure.
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Male 6,694
I guess we did lose the civil war. Never really thought about it that way. I dont think many of us do. It was only one hundred and fourty five years ago.
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Male 86
It`s hard to discover that just where you`re born makes people think less of you. Thank you, European people, for making me feel arrogant, fat, and stupid.
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Male 107
I dont even think "old people" "losers of the civil war" and "stephen king" are known, unless you are somehow conected to american culture.
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Male 625
In India, Foreign and America are synonymous terms. For them, everything beyond India is America!
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Male 68
"What are these?" are some of the only states I know the names of.

Now I feel as special as my mum always told me I am.
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Male 76
`losers of the civil war` ?? i just think that`s where all the black gangsters live
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Female 4,376
@Django

Totally off topic but the way you said that reminded me of the Mcdonalds commercial. "Not until i`ve had my coffee".
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Male 339
@mitha....

That`s okay, the world sees Europeans as snooty, pretentious know-it-alls. :)
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Male 577
Hmm... I don`t really think this is how the rest of the world sees America. I`m from Texas, though, and yes, everything is bigger and there are tons of Mexicans. There are more Hispanic people than white people where I live.
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Male 240
Sorry, a little heavy this morning. Haven`t had my first cup of coffee.
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Male 240
...and trust me when I tell you I`ve known my fair share of Atheists who suddenly found God when they (or a loved one) were diagnosed with a life threatening disease.
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Male 240
Being an "American" is like being a Christian. We`re fun and easy to pick on until you need us.
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Male 575
I lol`d at Stephen King reference. Nice touch.
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Male 269
"losers of civil war"
"home of obama"

sure... i could tell you exactly that! Because the whole world is totally interested in the american civil war!

The rest of the world sees america (no, i mean the usa) as obese, arrogant idiots. this may not be true, but its your image.
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Female 4,376
Seems about right.
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Female 4,039
What about Vegas??
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Male 2,868
"Fat People."
This. Two words- obesity epidemic. Pretty much defines this country`s problems in a nutshell.

That being said, I have loved living here since I was born 30 years ago. I guess I could say I loathe US culture as a whole (whatever that is), but have loved the individual communities I`ve lived in- especially where I am now. And the land itself is beautiful- too bad so many people here are hellbent on destroying it for short term economic gain.
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Male 52
Thats prolly how Americans see theyselves.
Most of us here only know about Hollywood, skyscrapers in NY, Las Vegas and how everybody is a bit stupid and racist.
You really think we can pinpoint there on the map and tell "ahh there u find rattlesnakes, there u find Stephen King, there u find another Washington". Nobody cares!
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Female 13
That`s not how we see the us. This is what we thing about america:
New York. Everything is gigantic. The White House. Twin Towers. Fat People. McDonalds. Bruce Willis. :)
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Female 190
The "What are these" label is totally right. I know which one Colorado is but that`s pretty much it.
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Male 162
That`s way way too detailed,
the only ones that are relivant are hollywood and what are these?
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Male 479
@Calummac

i would circle you and label it "troll"
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Male 479
i actually learned something from this.
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Male 2,220
I can name most of the states, the wife did all of them in one hit.

Pretty good at most of the countries around the world (travelling helps a lot with this)

Test yourself
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Male 335
I LIVE in the US and this is how I see it!
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Male 302
That`s pretty much about it. Except over texas should be `cowboys & oil barons` and over the bits we don`t know about `incest, 6 fingers on each hand`
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Male 341
I would circle the whole thing and put fat and racist
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Male 1,815
That`s a pretty detailed way for foreigners to view the US in my opinion
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Female 251
I don`t think about the US too much, it makes my head asplode.

still, coming to visit :)
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Male 68
What about Chuck Norris?
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Female 685
Put a circle on Louisiana for True Blood and one on Miami for Dexter, and then three more for the CSI`s and you`re about right.
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Male 667
Wheres the bible belt and rust belt. I`ve always found it more annoying though I`ve never studied it i can name 50 states (learning through news tv etc) but cant name all my counties in uk :(
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Male 3,915
lol...that`s kind of how i see us....
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Male 17
@Moefreak, how the U.S. views the rest of the world- http://bit.ly/19YzAs
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Male 225
this is how most Americans see America too...
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Female 387
Whoever made this map forgot Californian wine.
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Male 877
untrue!...we see it as an overbearing puritanical police state...
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Male 322
Also, Siyanor and Altaru:
Pakistan and India both have provinces which are legally ALSO called states in most school and college textbooks there. They are states.

Another one is where I live: the United Arab Emirates. 7 states, under one flag, EXACTLY like America. The word `Emirate` is the arabic word for a state ruled over by an Emir. In perfect translation, it would be the United Arab States. Similarly, there are quite a few countries out there which have states in them.
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Male 322
Is this a stereotype of a stereotype?
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Male 3,482
[quote]Disneyland is in California, so unless there are 2 Disneylands, Florida`s must be Disney World.[/quote]
Thanks for clearing that up. I can never remember. I`ve only been to Disney World 3 times, and those were when I was just a kid barely able to ride the rides, so...

Of course, knowing my memory, I`ll just forget again by tomorrow night...
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Male 1,184
Disneyland is in California, so unless there are 2 Disneylands, Florida`s must be Disney World.

And I guess that makes sense... well, I mean, it doesn`t make sense, but it`s true...
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Male 3,482
[quote]I do blame them. If teachers started teaching that single fact in 2nd grade, the educational system would be far superior already.[/quote]
I`m gonna go out on a limb here, and say it also has something to do with the US`s massive ego.

According to us, WE are the only country with states. All the other country`s territories are some other stupid term. WE have states. No one else.

Kind of like how WE are America. Doesn`t matter that there`s TWO American continents, or that both of those continents are made up of most definitely more countries than just the US...

WE are America.

See what I mean?
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Male 185
Out of the 1000`s of maps like this on the web, this one makes it?
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Male 3,482
Regarding what I think of Florida...

When I think Florida, I think old people, Disney (I always get them confused, is it World or Land in Florida?), the Alligator (or crocodile, I can`t remember) living in a pond outside a family friend`s condo, and MASSIVE HOARDS of Asian women...

The last one is because when I was a little kid, I had really poofy blonde hair (I used to get called the powderpuff... embarrassing as hell now...).

I was in a line at MGM once, and this HOARD of Japanese (my chaperon knew the language) tourist women comes out of f*cking NOWHERE and starts trying to PET me! Apparently, this was back before blonde hair was very well known in Japan...

I had two options after that... Catch yellow fever, or be traumatized of Asian women forever more. I chose the former...
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Male 2,220
Wrong from the off.

This is how most of us see America

You`re the little bit between Mexico and Canada btw

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Male 1,184
I do blame them. If teachers started teaching that single fact in 2nd grade, the educational system would be far superior already.
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Male 3,482
[quote]...I`d rather be taught the truth. Teaching partial truths "to avoid confusion" has always made me waaaaaaaay more confused. I absolutely hate it.[/quote]
Yeah... Honestly, I don`t blame them, though...

It`s a lot of politics and terminology BS. It can get a little hard to sort through.

The only reason I know it is because of the various collections of crap knowledge I pick up randomly...

I don`t know a single useful thing when I have to, but ask me random trivia, and I probably have the answer...
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Male 1,184
...I`d rather be taught the truth. Teaching partial truths "to avoid confusion" has always made me waaaaaaaay more confused. I absolutely hate it.
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Male 2,344
Lol, so true about Washington. Though, when I think Florida, I don`t think old people..I tend to think something along the lines of Disney World or one of the many parks.
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Male 3,482
[quote]So counties and cities are types of states?[/quote]
I their own way, yes.

They are states of the larger states that make up the larger state of a country.

They are considered federated states, which are part of the larger federated state, which is part of the larger sovereign state that is the whole country.

You were probably taught that to avoid confusion, considering that your brain apparently STILL hasn`t grown past that age...
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Female 12
Bahahahaha. This is probably true..
Kinda sad. xD
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Male 37
@Ajikan - LOL! Totally agree..

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Male 1,184
I was taught that in fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and eleventh grades.

So counties and cities are types of states?
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Male 1,184
There is ONE other such country, Federated States of Micronesia, which is a collection of islands, so that makes perfect sense.
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Male 7
I don`t think we see America in anywhere near that amount of detail...
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Male 3,482
[quote]That must be why we`re EXPLICITLY taught NEVER to refer to provinces as states.[/quote]
When were you taught this?

And it`s not technically wrong... A Province is more a type of state than an interchangeable term... I suppose I should have worded that one better.

But, like I said, ANY territory with some degree of sovereignty over itself, even smaller territories of a larger country, is considered a state.

There are many TYPES of states, and many other ways of referring to them, but they are still states.
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Male 3,482
For that matter, the U.S. isn`t even the only country that calls itself the "____ States of ____".
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Male 1,184
That must be why we`re EXPLICITLY taught NEVER to refer to provinces as states.
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Male 3,482
[quote]...Altaru, you are still a moron. Provinces are not states.[/quote]
Look it up, you `tard.

The official name for them is "federated states."

A province is just another name for them.
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Male 1,184
...Altaru, you are still a moron. Provinces are not states.
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Male 663
Well, we do have lots of mexicans here, and they`re drating awesome.
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Female 98
everyone rag on america, but i don`t see any other countries or nations or continents or whatever with lil diagrams like this. no one cares enough to make one of you! haha!! we win! America sux, but can`t no one stop talkin bout us! jealous much??
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Male 703
@ kittehdee29 - "I know a lot about Australia/NZ/Tasmania etc"

Then you would know that NZ is not part of Australia, and that Tasmania remains only as the butt of all jokes, much as the Isle of Man (UK), the deep south (US) or Norfolk Island are.
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Male 3,482
[quote]identify/locate each country in Europe. without looking.[/quote]
And I could actually pull this off, given a list of the names and a map... I can never remember the names, but for the most part, give me one and I`ll tell you where it goes.

And not just because of APH...
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Male 3,482
[quote]TheSharpest, perhaps I`m just ignorant, but last I checked, the US is the only country that has states. The other countries ARE states.[/quote]
And you thought I was a little stupid in a previous thread...

Any territory with some degree of sovereignty over itself is considered a state. This includes whole countries, and smaller portions of those countries. Different countries refer to them by different names, but they are ALL considered states.

America has the fifty states, Canada has it`s provinces (states by a different name), Germany has somewhere around 16 states, I think (I had to learn them all in German class, but I forgot most of them...), etc.

So, while you`re not technically wrong, in that countries are states, you`re still ignorant.
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Male 1,526
Silly americans
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Male 19
@gatorade

uh-huh. well, sorry that in our countries we don`t concentrate specifically on the geography of a country we are not even in.

on that note, name all the Canadian provinces and identify/locate each country in Europe. without looking. GO!

yeah, i doubt it.
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Male 269
Where are the [pic] Tags gone? Not enough clicks on the other links?
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Female 654
so we`re a little embarassed now are we smartpants?
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Female 654
australia has states: Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland

~as well as germany, mexico, india, and malaysia~

north and south korea and brasil are toss ups..
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Male 729
Stupid. Not everyone in the world is an ignorant fool who sees only the negative.

I suspect that foreigners are under a similar veil of deceit where they actually believe the garbage that is spoon-fed to them through media.

The only way to find the truth is to go see it.

Except Florida. Florida isn`t a very nice place. The diagram is way to easy on that state.
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Male 14
"this is how america sees itself.."

agreed.
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Male 1,184
I thought life was death`s waiting room.
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Male 216
this is how america sees itself..
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Female 1,593
Florida is Death`s Waiting Room.
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Male 1,184
TheSharpest, perhaps I`m just ignorant, but last I checked, the US is the only country that has states. The other countries ARE states.
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Male 75
I mean I`ve lived here for the entire nineteen years of my existence and this is even more complicated then how I see America.
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Female 394
Nebraska.. smack-dab in the middle of nowhere,a black hole.. it sucks >.<
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Female 404
I guess that means I`m old.
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Male 721
"what about detroit, people around the world dont think about detroit at all? that makes me sad."

"We kinda think about Detroit. There`s Eminem and if you go there you`ll probably get shot. See, we think about it, just not in a good way."

Well eminem is amazing and getting shot isn`t that bad i guess.
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Male 41
Ans this is how we sound..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXcRqFmFa8
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Male 3,482
[quote]can we see the map of how Americans view Europeans. It would be all of Europe circled and labeled "euro trash"[/quote]
Unless it was made by an Axis Powers: Hetalia fan...

In which case, it would be pairings and chibified drawings of the characters that represent each country.

And hopefully they won`t forget Sealand.
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Male 613
Stephen King spends most of his time in Florida now.

...he`s gettin old
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Male 185
Is top right Maine? I only remember the general climate not the states.
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Female 1,963
Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Now if we had a similar map for "How the US views the rest of the world" I believe the accuracy would be much, much worse.
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Female 635
"what about detroit, people around the world dont think about detroit at all? that makes me sad."

We kinda think about Detroit. There`s Eminem and if you go there you`ll probably get shot. See, we think about it, just not in a good way.
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Male 1,765
They forgot rollercoasters. Old people AND rollercoasters.

@gatorade777
Oh yeah , totally, sorry for not knowing every single US state and what they are famous for. It`s not like you know the states of any other country, do ya?
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Female 193
they forgot las vegas!
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Female 315
"This is how America sees America." You are correct, sir.
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Male 7,817
what about detroit, people around the world dont think about detroit at all? that makes me sad.
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Male 50
psh, thats how i see america HOLLYWOOD FTW
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Male 316
FTW
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Male 316
@Ikeray

IDK dude, Socal is pretty awesome as is the Pacific NW. Houses in both places. FTW again
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Female 193
And that is pretty much how the US sees itself.
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Male 316
FTW
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Male 1,193
that just means the world is ignorant
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Male 111
This is how America sees America.
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Male 1,357
literally true and correct.
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Male 2,591
i dried weed out in the microwave. sacrilege? probably. am I high? most definitely. should I have waited till harvest and the xtra month of drying and curing? totally. worth it? yes.
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Male 612
can we see the map of how Americans view Europeans. It would be all of Europe circled and labeled "euro trash"
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Female 110
so funny , so true , thats Exactly how we see The USA btw..how the hell did Hawaii end up down there?? did they move Alaska down there too ? bastards..[its that Palin woman`s fault is`nt it?]
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Female 737
5405841: Because its where all my relatives over the age of 60 live.

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Male 5,189
LOL I kinda agree with this. Hope that doesn`t make me stupid. D:
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Male 6
@5405841 thats where old people retire according to some books
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Male 1,064
haha i know all 50 states and their capitols...but i cant say much about national geography....
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Male 1,184
Gompers, there`s also lots of money in New York. The economic hardship stems from the lots of money not being in the hands of people who need it.
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Male 16
I`m sorry CurlybackJoe, you`re pop music must get really old %80 of the time. I know I can`t stand our pop music here...
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Male 419
this is how (average) americans see america, idk about anyone else. i dont think they know many/all of them
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Male 59
That`s not just how the U.S. is viewed, its how the U.S. is maybe with the exception of "Lots of Money" in New York. There is plenty of economic hardship in New York.
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Female 527
Why does everyone think Florida is full of old people?
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Male 2,703
I don`t consider it "another washington" I consider it THE washington...the other place is called DC or Capitol Hill. also, "hollywood" is mainly "socal", jealous, greedy, out-for-themselves people. they also missed louisiana, thats all I`ll say about that...

other than that, pretty spot on.
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Male 2,121
I didn`t even know all of these...
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Male 222
Even here in New Zealand everything entertainment-wise revolves around around America. 80% of TV shows are American and probably about the same for songs on the radio. It`s kinda muffed up.
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Female 667
that`s how I view the US...
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Male 325
The way things are with our schooling system, you can either choose to be lazy or take it upon yourself to learn some geography. I know Europe`s and Africa`s countries better than our states.
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Male 807
so for pics, I-A-B no longer puts [pic] after the link? that sucks
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Female 9,562
lol More like how most Americans view the US...
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Female 803
Meh. I`m pretty sure there are more sights in America than the ones listed here.

And @Apple Blue, I know a lot about Australia/NZ/Tasmania/etc.
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Female 1,604
OK well maybe the people you know might not know where Australia is, but for the most part people know where it is. Don`t try to "fit in" by picking on America when you live here.
Yep there are stupid people here, but there are stupid people everywhere. Don`t make it seem like everyone here is uneducated and stupid.
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Female 134
this looks like how americans view america....
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Male 3,076
@Angelmassb Spot-on
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Male 24
So true. :P
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Male 271
Dude, how do they not have Vegas on here? Everyone knows Las Vegas.
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Female 1,604
lol Stephen king..
The whole thing is pretty funny,
2 Washingtons because one is a state and one is a city.
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Male 239
More like this is how most Americans view America.

@AppleBlue

Most americans probably can`t find Australia on a globe.
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Male 129
As an Ohioan, I speak for myself and anybody from a state not listed when I say: I`m sorry we`re boring and full of either boring farms or mountains in which no one has any interest. I wanna move to California, it seems like a good place to be stereotyped..
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Male 25,417
we at least know about texas!
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Male 2,593
Good ol` Washington D.C. The last place in the US that still has taxation without representation
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Male 2,148
NoxasRisen: No, Washington is a city IN the District of Columbia (not in Maryland). That`s why it`s written Washington, D.C.
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Male 2,593
and no one`s getting bombed?
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Male 518
@sinclair, it is named after George Washington
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Male 15,510
More like "How Americans thinks the rest of the world sees America."
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Male 86
Washington is a state, and also the District of Columbia, which is in Maryland...
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Male 269
So why are there two Washingtons anyway? Can any explain this to me, thanks
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Female 351
Stephen King was born in Maine, I believe, and all his books take place up there.
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Male 493
Sounds about right
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Male 1,184
I see it more as Southern California, Sacramento, San Diego, Washington State, Texas, and stuff.
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Female 683
I find the lack of humor to be appalling.
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Male 1,399
Stephen King, yep, that`s accurate.
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Female 407
thats how we americans see it.
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Male 222
I lolled because it`s true.
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Male 320
Right except

- I don`t know anything of the American Civil War
- Didn`t get the Stephen KIng one
- Obama was born there and Lost filmed there

Am I a bad person? ):
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Male 5,314
i suppose that`s pretty accurate
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Female 119
pretty accurate for me, except i know where Yellowstone is and i didn`t know that`s where Chicago is...

by it`s probably not less than the average American know about Australia`s geography
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Male 140
Works for me.....
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Male 2,148
I see it. Don`t worry everyone, it`s retarded.
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Male 1,067
It`s a picture. Although it`s not very funny.
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Male 285
haha, another washington. Im in another washington in the other vancouver.
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Male 527
Are you kidding? This is how most Americans see the parts they don`t live in. The rest of the world sees America as being half New York, half Texas.
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Male 503
here if you can`t see it. map
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Male 514
as a blank page?
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Female 275
video doesn`t work.
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Female 186
It`s not working for me..
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Male 195
All i see is a black box?

Is that the joke :p
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Male 4,867
Link: How The Rest Of The World Sees America [Rate Link] - C`mon, it`s not like we`re wrong.
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