Europe As Seen By Americans... [Pic]

Submitted by: raindrops 6 years ago in

And America as seen by Europeans. What do you think, I-A-B? True? Sorta, right?
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Female 5
lol
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Male 112
Haha I miss florida but well... it is just fun let us just laugh about it! :)

to the trolls: every joke has a quantum truth in it, that`s just the receipe for making it dramandous!
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Male 220
Joeraccoon said
Btw, i am an american. But americans, quit insulting other nations until we win the war on our home soil. Seriously, are you going to let a crack head tell you how to raise your kids? Then why would anyone want USA to help with their crime problems. I vote we take all of our violent criminals and drop them in the middle east with no food or water, just guns, and let our problems solve each other. Who`s with me?

Probably the dumbest statement ever made on IAB. This kid has no clue whatsoever lmfao
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Male 220
Facts remain intact, though.... the world concentrates on America and Americans don`t care (or need to care) about anything outside our borders. Vacation spots, murder pits and horrid teeth.

I`d rather be fat and wealthy and live out my dreams in a fun loving, hard working life in America than merely exist over there on the smelly Mediterranean living 40 years in the depressive past.
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Male 220
Joeraccoon pipes in with 3 long paragraphs of run-on sentences and A LOT of babble, but no facts or points made... how sad.

Gee... every time I look at a map I see England is still just a tiny island on the other side of the Atlantic. I know for hundreds of years they tried to expand and conquer by raping and pillaging and murdering... but still... just a lil ol island.

We all know it was the Spaniards and Asians who first came to America. The English came here with everyone else later on and tried to claim some type of "glorious discovery" when they knew damn well they discovered nothing new. Typical British BS.

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Male 113
don`t feed the troll they eat anything
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Male 11
Well that is what Indians see about Europeans, with a bit of change though. http://www.farrrt.com/
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Male 191
And america commits atrocities, as well. WW2- 800,000 japanese civilians killed/120,000 japanese civilians forced into internment caps for 4 years(2/3 of whom were american citizens) Phillipines revolutionary war- between 600,000 and 1.5 million civilians killed. War on terrorism/oilwar - 50-100,000 civilians. The great thing about the philipines rev war was the numbers. 10,000 philipines soldiers, 15,000 american soldiers. 5,000 pino soldiers down- 3,000 americans(1,200 to local disease) and possible 1.5 million phillipines citizens. Thats before the nuclear bomb, so that means the average american soldier shot or stabbed about 100 civilians. Im done. Sorry. Cant take the high and mighty glorious heroic paragon white knight america bullpoo. I dont respect my country less for these things, just use them to see the "atrocities" we go to war over as what they are-lame excuses to get more money, power, and land.
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Male 191
Btw, i am an american. But americans, quit insulting other nations until we win the war on our home soil. Seriously, are you going to let a crack head tell you how to raise your kids? Then why would anyone want USA to help with their crime problems. I vote we take all of our violent criminals and drop them in the middle east with no food or water, just guns, and let our problems solve each other. Who`s with me?
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Male 191
"you (england) never got off that tiny island"
Lulz. You really that dumb? Watch gandhi maybe, and get back to us. America was originally a colony of - experts say... England. Ever hear the expression "the sun never sets on the british empire" or were you too busy procreating with sheep, your sister, and your half sheep son? Honestly? At one time in history, england, or britain as a whole, has beaten just about every other country in the world at war. Nazis almost won, but england 2(USA) stepped in and helped out before anything was decided on british turf. England has more landmass from overseas colonies than the area of the british isles. And if youre talking about taking land by force, the only map space taken by the US was taken fromfeather type indians, and the confederates of the civil war. You sir, do not deserve the internet, for you use it solely for the purpose of spreading idiocy. F U and F your inbred half sheep offspring.
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Male 220
I guess troll = truthful things people can`t handle
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Male 139
@jwhalerfan fail troll
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Female 375
Not true, we know where disney is!
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Male 1,312
Yea I`ve always thought that Norway, Sweden and Finland were the North Pole. I think whoever made this just tried too hard to be ignorantly funny, and failed.
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Male 220
No one cares about Canada. Canada would have been invaded and taken over a long time ago had it not been for your saviour the United States.

@Angilion... your points about the Royal family make NO ONE feel silly. The fact alone that you ridiculous people believe in "Royalty" is laughable. Especially with the long list of atrocities done by your "Royals" over centuries. That`s why every endeavor England set out on was a failure. You never got off that silly island... lol
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Male 75
the second one is how canada sees america for sure
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Female 3,001
im sure this holds about as much truth for the Americans as it does for us Europeans
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Female 812
Hollanda no druggie? Or Amsterdam <-- heard that a lot `ow your from Holland, that`s a city in Amsterdam right` *Facepalm* followed by `you got weed?`
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Male 12,365
Also, they would be good value even if they did cost us some money rather than making us a lot of profit.

It`s worth paying a little money to preserve your heritage. The entire cost of the royal family might be as high as £40M a year (trivial compared to the £1B that`s a very low estimate of the profit made from them), but almost all of that would still apply if we became a republic because it`s things such as building maintainence costs, travel costs for the head of state (we`d still need a head of state, obviously), i.e. operating expenses that would still exist if we became a republic.

You probably pay a lot to preserve parts of your heritage that are less than a 100 years old, yet you think it sensible to criticise us for preserving part of our heritage more than 1000 years old and making a lot of profit from doing so.

You should be feeling silly.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Well you still hang onto royal famlies. What exactly do they do again and how much do they cost you??[/quote]

For the UK:

i) Diplomatic, political and charitable work as head of state.

ii) We make a great deal of profit off the royal family. They pay 100% tax on most of their income (crown estate) and that alone is more than 25 times as much money as they get from the state. Most of the money they get from the state goes on employing people, but even if they spent it all on golden chalices to drink ludicrously overpriced wine from then it would still be a great deal for the state. Then there`s the tourism. The admission fees to royalty-related tourism venues alone are over 60 times as much money as we pay the royal family. Then there`s the merchandising and the media rights.

You should be more wary of prominently displaying your utter ignorance of other countries. It makes you look bad.
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Male 22
[i]lol davymid... Patriotism is the reason Europe can`t unite. Still a bunch of small, meaningless worthless countries barely coexisting in a world that has surpassed them hundreds of years ago.

North America is so far superior to the east, it isn`t even competition. That`s why you guys focus on us and we don`t even think about you... until you need our help, that is.[/i]

Each country`s got its good and bad side.
Your superior may be my inferior [Which is is]
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Male 26
Well...they got the part about France right!!!
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Male 220
lol davymid... Patriotism is the reason Europe can`t unite. Still a bunch of small, meaningless worthless countries barely coexisting in a world that has surpassed them hundreds of years ago.

North America is so far superior to the east, it isn`t even competition. That`s why you guys focus on us and we don`t even think about you... until you need our help, that is.
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Male 49
[quote]Well, they voted George Bush in twice and it looks as though Sarah Palin may be next so why do they think we see America this way?[/quote]

Well you still hang onto royal famlies. What exactly do they do again and how much do they cost you??
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Male 49
"Sure, I`ve been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I`m not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren`t as good. That used to be called patriotism."--Kenny "F***ing" Powers :-p
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Male 12
Well, they voted George Bush in twice and it looks as though Sarah Palin may be next so why do they think we see America this way?
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Male 149
the stars at night are big and bright...
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Male 13
Never met an American that knows where the Netherlands are, but if I say I`m from Amsterdam then they know it.
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Male 58
I thought about addressing the vast ocean of ignorance from these posts on both sides...too much work.
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Male 2,402
So davy if the Irish didn`t have Patriotism (devoted love) Ireland would still be under English rule. Therefore all Irish consider themselves superior according to Shaw.
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Male 546
Hate begets hate...

Unfortunately I see that a lot here.
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Male 12,138
Wow, so much hate.

“Patriotism is the belief your country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” George Bernard Shaw
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Male 562
The most patriotic people think the people who helped secure our nations freedom are pu**ies because of some propaganda, sad. And BTW, Americans don`t think about the Netherlands. Checkout that swastika!
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Male 584
people in america left europe because we wanted nice teeth. Also dont bitch about our dollar with your euro, its like the whole place had to pull their cash together to buy some respect, and you guys invented slavey, genocide, and death penalties. Ypu people stink and look weird. USA rules
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Male 257
soccer is the sport for fourth graders that foreigners take seriously ^^
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Male 2,402
BTW elitist troll lets add WWI and WWII and genocide from Hitler and Stalin. You know nothing really about your own history jackass before you start on ours.
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Male 2,402
@Johanvb re[lied:
America, you mean that country founded by people who couldn`t make it in Europe because they where to dumb or uncivilized to keep up with the modern age they had to flee to another part of the world killing all the natives there and after a mere 300 years have run up a debt so big that, if China wants it`s money back, it will F* up the whole economic system in the rest of the world?
You mean that country is way much better then Europe?

handys003 responded:
Yep the very same who came from a bunch of dicks who had a history if warfare and conquest in it`s imperialistic mode through out Africa, Asia and South America.

You mean Europeans like that correct? Go study the Dutch and British East Indies Companies and their mercenary force that enslaved for opium, coffee and tea , and copra. Blowtard

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Male 220
By the way, soccer is for queers.
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Male 220
Although it`s nice that my country is compared to Continents, not other countries. No one compares Europe to North America...

European people, I know you`re stupid. But try to make some better comparisons. The United States is not a continent. If you want to compare it to another country, then compare us to dirty, inbred infested toothless England.
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Male 220
Europe is a place everyone wants to visit until they get there... disgusting filth.
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Male 27
@Johanvb
"America, you mean that country founded by people who couldn`t make it in Europe because they where to dumb or uncivilized to keep up with the modern age they had to flee to another part of the world killing all the natives there and after a mere 300 years have run up a debt so big that, if China wants it`s money back, it will F* up the whole economic system in the rest of the world?
You mean that country is way much better then Europe?"

LOL good to see you know your history. People came to america to be free from oppression and live somewhere where could find happiness. Saying they`re dumb or uncivilized is moronic and most certainly ignorant to say the least. The slaughtering of innocent people was wrong and i`ll admit that but at least get your facts straight.

As far as our debt to china... Wrong again... our debt to china is only about 4% of our national debt. The most they could do is whine about how we owe them money and that`s it.
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Male 530
@jwhalerfan
America, you mean that country founded by people who couldn`t make it in Europe because they where to dumb or uncivilized to keep up with the modern age they had to flee to another part of the world killing all the natives there and after a mere 300 years have run up a debt so big that, if China wants it`s money back, it will F* up the whole economic system in the rest of the world?
You mean that country is way much better then Europe?

Or do you mean that country where a waitress has to be tipped to earn her money but the government does nothing to protect her if the customer is an A*hole and doesn`t tip her or finds something to refuse paying all together?

Or do you mean the America that i like to visit now and then.
Where they make the biggest meals that cost almost nothing and have beautiful nature and wide open areas where there`s nobody withing the next kilometer or so.
Be proud of that if you want to be be patriotic not about the ways
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Male 101
@wake_n_bake you are my favourite.

and i`ve come to the conclusion jwhalerfan must be a troll. no one can tell another person they don`t know anything about their own country without being idiotic.
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Male 41,079
[quote]"In Europe, 100 miles is a long way. In America, 100 years is a long time."[/quote]

Terrific quote there @Angilion!
I once drove up to Moose Lake, Manitoba (go look it up!) there`s a strech of road from Gypsumville to Hwy 60 where there is NOTHING for almost 200 km! (150 miles) Not one house, not one road, not one farm, zilch! One picnic park, but that is the ONLY man-made thing there.

I described this to my European web-friends, they couldn`t wrap their minds around it, lolz! 200km of hardly anything? No, nothing at all.
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Male 546
Sad...

Not only the attempt at humor of the pics, but more so some of the negative opinions about others expressed here by fellow humans. Either as reality, trolling, or humor.

.....Sad indeed



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Female 158
My friend thought mexico was where china is LOL!
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Male 787
Lol.."MOTHER RUSSIA"
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Male 27
haha thats how i think of the states and im canadian too katelyn92
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Male 2,402
Gee I thought Canadians and Europeans were better educated.
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Female 63
I`m a Canadian and this is how I see America.
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Male 220
LOL Darkhawk... that`s our point exactly. You see US a certain way and we DON`T see you at all. Don`t care. Stop concentrating on us. bahahahahaha...
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Male 260
We see America as that country where 80% of the ppl are retarded, over weight or committing a crime at this very moment =p
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Male 2,402
@Arime
As a native born Texan I`d say hell no!
No fruitloops from California and no carpetbagger Yankees from the North. Especially the retards from Washington D (dumbass)C (c*cksuckers)

Hell I had to move to Hawaii to get away from all these sh*ts moving to Texas and ruining it in the 80`s.
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Female 23
If Texas got its way, that IS what the U.S. would look like.
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Male 2,402
Apparently since Hitler and Stalin made Al Capone look like a peon
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Male 1,451
Why don`t Europeans know about Chicago-land?
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Male 663
People are people. We really aren`t that different.
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Male 369
@Gomay How about the past 10 presidents and most people on the news and the people who get their opinions from the news? It sounds like your more ignorant than the other people you talk about.
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Male 12,365
The really stupid thing about the ignorant nationalist burbling that`s sadly common is that it`s between people from countries that are really very similar. Sure, the USA has a far larger scale of natural features than the UK and the UK has far more history, but the places with people in them are very much the same. I`ve no reason to think it`s different for the rest of Europe.
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Male 220
Europe sucks. None of you know what you`re talking about. I`m the only educated person here.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Lolz. I agree. I knew some people over here from Germany and they asked if we could shoot over to Texas for the day. They were pretty surprised to learn it was almost 2000 miles away.[/quote]

There`s a famous quote on the difference between Europe and the USA which has quite a bit of truth in it:

"In Europe, 100 miles is a long way. In America, 100 years is a long time."

It`s all the more so here in England - you have parks about the size of our country and we have buildings still in use that are several times as old as your country. For example, the oldest existing building in my home town was built in 805. The town is far older, but all the other buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries. Other towns have older stuff - my home town is quite new by English standards.
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Male 49
Gomay, SUCK MY ARSE!
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Male 690
"America is a big load of corperation-hypotized, industrialised, enchanted people who think everyone should live like americans do which is unsastanable."

That`s a gross over-generalization. I won`t doubt that those kind of people exist but it`s really based on the culture of the area and even moreso personal opinions.

One thing I can say is that I don`t know anyone who thinks that more people should live like Americans. We already know that America is turning into a cesspool of debt, paranoia, and two-faced politicians who think that digitally making money is the solution to the problem that the greedy bankers racked up
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Male 21
@jwhalerfan
You do realize that my "government" is the same as yours. I am an American as well. Just unlike you I do my homework. We are behind on our education. Only the highly developed Asian countries are ahead of Europe. Food is depends on your personal opinion. I will say that American cooking is more diverse than any European country. But, you can not say ours is better. Our cuisine is no different from any country in Europe. All I would say is I would rather take a girl to either a French or Italian restaurant than some American one. In Europe people actually live longer than in America.Plus America is considered the fattest nation in the world. Thou the UK and Germany are not far behind with 4th and 5th respectively. Finally entertainment? Yes we are home of Hollywood and some American films are pretty kickass. But I do believe it was us to spawned horrors like "The Jersey Shore", Rebbecca Black, Micheal Bay, and worse yet Twilight.
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Male 2,402
@Dila_Bagomee

Sorry Pineapple is dead in Hawaii now. Only 2 farms left. You get yours from Mexico now.

Flash news: Hawaii`s #1 cash crop is everyones`s favorite, and I`m not talking about our Kona coffee either.
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Male 220
Ok. Both paragraphs are completely true. I`m sure your little insignificant governments feed your inbred pea-brains with propaganda.
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Male 625
@Dila_Bagomee: Spot on!
Alaska is also famous for king crabs (Deadliest Catch) and its rugged beauty (Into The Wild)
Hawaii: Hulas and great surfing
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Male 21
@ I-IS-Bored European views of Alaska and Hawaii
Alaska: Sarah Palin and Grizzly Bears
Hawaii: Pineapples and Volcanoes
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Male 2,419
Europe has no opinion of alaska or hawaii?
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Male 21
Oh of course. My comment was mostly directed at the second paragraph. He is just a troll or just some ignorant dumb ass. your call
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Male 625
@Dila_Bagomee:
I hope you agree that his first paragraph isn`t accurate as well )-|
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Male 21
Agreed Neoptolemos. jwhalerfan`s entire second paragraph is not at all accurate to the truth of the matter. The only exception is sanitation and that is only because of water quality. But that is only superior because we chlorinate the hell out of our water, killing every living thing.
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Male 625
@cambline: Dude, you`re right but don`t... feed.... the troll!
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Male 36
jwhalerfan

Europe has set a higher standard in education, health and sanitation.
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Female 37
... too true!
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Male 220
The truth hurts. I`m sorry.
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Male 625
@jwhalerfan: Obviously a troll. Boring. Moving on.
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Male 220
@Johanvb....
it`s not that we don`t know where Holland is, it`s that we don`t care. You don`t contribute to the world. None of Europe does.

I completely understand why Europeans hate America. We took everything you had and made it better.. Food, education, health, sanitation, all things entertainment... and we have an active role in today`s world. You sit back in Middle Earth with your bitterness and angst. We really don`t care. lol
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Male 697
jwhalerfan, you obviously don`t know what good people look like. your appearances are disgusting over there. no stereotype. even your [absolutely everyone]...nasty!
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Male 625
@Johanvb: Oh really? All the Dutch people I know, DO know the difference between Holland & The Netherlands. The explanation is kinda of a no-brainer, actually
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Male 530
NAH! Americans think there`s also a country called Holland somewhere in Europe (but the Dutch don`t know the difference either so it`s not the Americans to blame here).
And there are much less longhorns in Vermont so Texas isn`t as big as depicted. And thanks to Dexter we know where to find Florida.
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Male 25,416
At least ireland got a mention
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Male 220
"also @jwhalerfan, i too hope you`re trolling, cause apart from what you said being wrong and ridiculous in places, we do have dentists, i`m not quite sure where you get that from. or the entire `english having bad teeth stereotype` either, i hardly ever see any people with bad teeth...and i live in england."

You obviously don`t know what good teeth look like. Your grills are disgusting over there. No stereotype. Even your royal family... nasty!
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Male 220
Dear EuroAmericanhaters...

Try getting along with the country next to you before you strike out across the pond. Every time one of you speaks, you embarrass mankind.
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Male 26
I thought to myself, "Self, why isn`t Canada included in this at all?" Then I realized...no one cares about Canada. In fact, their motto should be, "famous for being just north of the US..."
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Male 723
@Lardcarcass,

* you`re

8-) LJ
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Male 297
Hate and Ignorance win again! Congratulations, everybody! Maybe WAR is the only answer. We can all destroy each other and not have to worry about who is better than everybody else. WE ARE ALL EQUAL WHEN WE`RE DEAD! I weep for the present, let alone the future...
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Male 407
I think this is how the world sees the u.s


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Male 90
kinda not that much a little
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Male 41,079
Pfft! Like Americans can even FIND Europe on a map! Or find America on a map for that matter...
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Male 253
@catzypoo
I usually despise grammar nazi`s, but when your talking smack about our education system...

Which by the way we have the NEA to thank for being painfully average, which only really sucks considering the amount of money we throw at it.
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Male 2,586
woo! - the "which country is better" argument has begun!

I`ll start with *England*

... ok, your turn :-)
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Male 2,591
catzypoo: "The american dream is over. Your country is as bad as everyone elses."

real talk
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Female 49
@DShepard; it isn`t communism in Ireland. And I don`t think communism can work bt I think everyone is entitled to an equal education system to third level AND that people are entitled to very good health care for free. I just belive that a country can only be judged by the way it treats its poor and your country ethos is pretty poo.
I am sure that Americans have a lots of different opinions and some are glued in and some are not like any other country. But, the influenc that it has on other peoples lifes in so many countries is so huge that of course we take what americans say and think on the whole VERY seriously as the repercussions are so.
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Male 82
Damn that`s a lot of awesome.
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Male 101
also @jwhalerfan, i too hope you`re trolling, cause apart from what you said being wrong and ridiculous in places, we do have dentists, i`m not quite sure where you get that from. or the entire `english having bad teeth stereotype` either, i hardly ever see any people with bad teeth...and i live in england.
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Male 101
i see the US as it is, but that`s because i`ve done my research, i wouldn`t be surprised if ignorant people i know don`t even realise the US is divided up into states.
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Male 422
Pussies
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Male 1,595
@catzypoo

See, it`s the grouping of millions of people as a whole with a shared idea and mindset that is the basis of most arguments here.
Are there some Americans that think everyone should live like them and, in some cases, have everyone become Americans themselves?
Absolutely.
But! Those are widely shunned and seen as crazy for trying to create new things when it, as you said, is unsustainable.
We`re hemorrhaging a plethora of funds to keep our citizens happy, we know that. Plus, we`re in two wars we should never have considered being in, which is why people once more hate Obama. And there, again, are some who would like to give the opportunity to those who are not legally citizens to live like us.

Those people are bleeding America dry like a slaughtered pig.

Also, you`re idea of America`s schools is a little off, but scarily similar. But we still see it as better than shoving ideas that communism is a good thing down our future`s throat. <
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Male 1,595
Yeah, seems about right.

Though I don`t see Scandinavia as the `North Pole`.
I see it as Vikingland.
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Male 181
Huh. Coincidentally; that is how Texans see the U.S., too.
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Male 4,745
I`d place money that jwhalerfan is from the big red area in the middle of that U.S. map.
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Male 697
jwhalerfan be trollin. i hope he`s trolling. or he`s a massive idiot.
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Female 49
@jwhalerfan
most of america`s schoolong is renound for being substandard and your country is based o capitalism and exclusion based on how much money you have. Grrrr...
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Female 49
Argh.... Any of you not from europe know that two territories are in Ireland. Irish people know a drat load about america cause half of us ran away there on famine boats. Slagging eachother off is futile America is a big load of corperation-hypotized, industrialised, enchanted people who think everyone should live like americans do which is unsastanable. Europe has a rich history. Most originate from ancient times and we unlike our cousins are not in denial about the fact we stole our land from the natives and shat all over them. The american dream is over. Your country is as bad as everyone elses. FACT. And yes i know most europian and american countries.
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Male 7
do you know what your rants tell us jwhalefan, that we europeans are living in your head ..rent free
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Female 836
Sigh, As Homer said, "Florida is the wang of America".... I live in Tampa...but I guess I need to be proud to be a Texan now.
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Male 2,121
Not sure I`d have got California. Florida is that penis poking out of the south east. Chicago is in the middle somewhere. Isn`t Oregon west coast?

And jwhalerfan, stop trolling.
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Male 53
Texas is biiiiig
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Male 220
It`s 2011, Europe... time to get some waste management and dentists.
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Male 220
beternal
"The irony of it all is most English people could probably name more American states than they could English counties!"

Improper comparison. How about this... I`ll bet more Americans can name English counties than Europeans could name New York counties.

England is a tiny little spec of irrelevant ridiculousness.
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Male 309
I bet a lot of Americans think there are no roads in Italy, just canals.
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Male 220
Why would anyone care about Europe? The continent`s existence on Earth is meaningless. No one there can get along, no unity, it smells like crap... Europe`s history is filled with things we wouldn`t want to teach our children. No dentists. Plague still readily available. Poor schooling. 70`s clothes...

The leading countries of today were founded by Europeans desperately trying to get away from Europe. That says it all. Europe... you are a cesspool of embarrassment to the world. Go away.
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Male 309
I`m from Tennessee, and when I visited Japan, they were all like "Ah, Tennessee! Elvis!"
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Male 309
"I`d be surprised if many Americans could name half the countries in Europe..."

I can name all of Western Europe (even Monaco!). Eastern Europe? Yeah, they`re all Russian.
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Male 309
"Where did Area 51 go?"

Obviously, it`s in Texas.
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Male 2,586
I`d be surprised if many Americans could name half the countries in Europe...

ok, granted, most Europeans probably couldn`t either (but would probably do better!)

The irony of it all is most English people could probably name more American states than they could English counties!

Pretty accurate though :)
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Male 1,586
Lolz. I agree. I knew some people over here from Germany and they asked if we could shoot over to Texas for the day. They were pretty surprised to learn it was almost 2000 miles away.
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Male 169
i would add Florida as well, shrink Texas, and label the rest as "44 other states". we all know Alaska and Hawaii
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Male 1,815
Technically, the only country in world that recognizes Canada`s claim to the North Pole is Canada, and even then it`s sort of iffy.
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Male 1,442
Silly Americans. The North Pole is part of Canada, not Europe. I thought it would be obvious what with Santa Claus wearing Red and White, and the fact that he`s so nice he even gives gifts to the naughty children.
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Male 498
sunk the titanic lol xD
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Female 2,026
yes because in films its either set in sunny california, busy new york or southern texas!
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Male 1,557
The America one at the bottom is correct, but we all know where Florida is due to theme parks :P
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Male 324
@Reignblazer...If I`m not mistaken, which most times I usually am, I think our current Vice President is from there. Don`t ask me what his name is though.
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Male 690
lol this is wayyyy off. Everyone knows that Old Mexico doesn`t own the punting high-heel. That territory belongs to Nazi with Pussies owning the misshapen ball in front of it :P
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Male 2,332
There should be a Delaware in there somewhere, though I can`t immediately think of something Delaware is famous for :p
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Female 1,427
That makes perfect sense. Every foreign tourist I`ve ever met immediately brings up Texas.

And they seriously are picturing the western, cattle-wrangling cowboys in their head.

And then they`re sorely disappointed when they get to Houston and realize that despite the giant rodeo every year, most of the place is a big urban sprawl full of people glued to their smart phones.
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Male 219
Suck it texas
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Male 219
Hahahahahahahahaha
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Male 588
um... no...
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Male 97
Looks accurate to me. Especially the "Sunk the Titanic" iceberg location.
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Male 2,748
I don`t know...
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Male 6,737
I`m no expert, but I`d think myself capable of placing a good few of the American states.

Methinks both maps were made by Americans.
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Male 1,744
meh, the longer i looked at it the less funny it got
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Female 515
I think this might be accurate...to uneducated idiots. :)
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Male 1,341
Hm... I suppose you would have to be pretty ill informed to believe any of this.
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Male 129
Go engruls06, represent! It`s nearly May and its 40 degrees, Ohio rocks! Btw it`s located right under all the blue wet-lookin`things in the middle of North America.
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Male 1,010
The map is not very creative. Like someone said, US` view on Holland = weed. Heck, that`s ALL our view on Holland. The map didn`t take very long to make, obviousely.
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Female 1,652
There was this game a couple years back where you had to name all the countries you knew and then all the states that you knew. I got quite a lot of countries, but for the states I left out wyoming and delaware and stuff.
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Female 401
Bullpoo. I can point out any country/state/province/capitol anywhere in the world and I`m from Ohio, which is in America for those retards that do not know anything.
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Female 646
The funniest part is the deeply offended europeans. Relax...
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Male 151
This is Sparta!!!!!
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Male 95
lol comparing Europeans not knowing the interior structure of a foreign country to Americans not knowing countries.

lol I`m pretty sure most Europeans can name at least 45 states and most Americans can name most European countries.
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Male 490
Sadly this is kinda true, at least from what I see from most of the europeans from IAB...
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Male 315
oh please... I am an American and this NOT how I view Europe... I had NO idea Ireland was a separate land mass.
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Male 253
handys003,

Just be glad they didn`t lump us in with California or, heaven forbid, Texas.

I`m havin` a maitai right now!!
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Male 37
I`m from CA, and that`s how I view America....
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Female 1,743
lol`d at Sparta
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Male 1,182
new jersey is texas?
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Male 2,402
@Angilion
You`ve got to have Mai Tais` in the Hawaiian Tiki glass with an umbrella.
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Male 2,402
@Angilion
You gor to have Mai Tai`s in the Hawaiian Tiki glass with an umbrella.
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Male 167
I love how Texas is so big.
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Male 2,841
Pretty damn accurate.
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Male 11,739
That literally made me LOL. Nice!
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Male 2,229
I`d say about right on both counts.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Oh I see Hawaii and Alaska are not even thought of. I`m just insulted.[/quote]

Hawaii - Grass skirts, surfing and oozy lava. Just off the coast of California, probably.

Alaska - Ice. Polar bears. More ice. Also known as the north pole.
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Male 2,158
Netherlands should have buds growing out of it. Italy (un-named) should be Pope-a-dope.
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Male 2,402
Oh I see Hawaii and Alaska are not even thought of. I`m just insulted.
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Female 126
everythings bigger in texas... lol my friend from texas has a belt buckle that says that XD
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Male 537
Ha... thats just about right... on both sides.
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Female 570
the US part was kinda true except for the texas part.
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Male 408
San Francisco only has gay people on one street. The rest of it is full of stuck up business men and gang bangers. As an American I see them all as pussies not just France.
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Male 260
lol completely true, dont lie anyone
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Male 21
Don`t mess with Texas.
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Male 3,477
NOT!
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Female 43
about right, except DisneyWorld or Miami is missing
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Male 2,893
That`s exaclty how I see Italy and Greece.
It`s all mother f*cking Sparta.
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Male 47
Well it`s better to be lumped in with California than with Texas I suppose...
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Female 570
the US part was kinda true except for the texas part.
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Male 12,365
Oh, and San Francisco somewhere. With vertical roads and where everyone is flamboyantly gay.
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Male 1,610
America is to Europe what Texas is to the rest of America. Hope that helps some of you put this into perspective.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I can`t speak for the other side of the Atlantic`s view of Europe, but why the feck would Europeans virtually the whole of the US was Texas?[/quote]

I think it`s also a form of caricature, an exaggeration of a feature. In this case, ignorance and generalisation. Texas, or more accurately a collection of stereotypes associated with Texas, does loom large in how many people in the UK think of the USA. Big country, lots of space, loud people all of whom drive pickup trucks everywhere, guns everywhere all the time and fierce territorialism fully backed by a legal system that gives people carte blanche to shoot anyone intruding on their land without any questions asked. People know it can`t really be like that, but it`s a compelling image. With Calfornia (surfers and hippies) and New York (business people, lawyers and CSI) making up the rest.
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Male 2,516
what that`s not what they look like?
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Male 1,678
@ steelgrid I along with everyone else got it. It is in no way clever, or difficult to understand, which was basically what my original comment stated. Thanks for the explanation though, maybe next week you can tell us all what 2+2 equals?
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Male 559
The Europeans were pretty close to spot-on. Except for Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. They`re Texas, too.
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Male 33
Im Pretty sure we know a bit about American states!,and you guys about us :P , obviously who ever drew this up has not been outside their house in a while!
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Female 570
the US part was kinda true except for the texas part.
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Male 378
Stupid. When have you ever met anybody who thought Iceland sunk the Titanic, or Israel was the entire Middle East? I have met people who think the entire Middle East was Iraq, Afghanistan, with a little room for "someplace called Ka-Wait or something like that". One of them was Canadian.
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Female 1,264
This only means tons of people fail at Geography.
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Male 833
aside from england, ireland, and france being pussies thats totally untrue
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Male 2,402
Hmm...seems to me the author doesn`t understand the difference between comparing two continents instead of a continent and a country.
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Male 2,700
"This may possibly be the laziest use of satire I have ever come across. If your gonna ridicule people for being stupid at least do it intelligently. I can`t speak for the other side of the Atlantic`s view of Europe, but why the feck would Europeans virtually the whole of the US was Texas?"

I think you are missing the stereotype that Americans are a bunch of hicks. Thats the joke here. picking on American ignorance and stereotypical views of the western world...

Of course now that I had to explain it, it kinda ruins the mood....Way to go....Schmuck
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Female 180
Hahaha I thought it was funny.
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Male 2,700
take Nevada out of Texas and put in with the Calis and youve got it pretty accurate...

I really really hate admiting that....But that red, is pretty much bible belt America
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Female 570
the US part was kinda true except for the texas part.
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Male 364
meh
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Male 2,506
the thoughts about the US were funny
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Female 2
i like how texas just gobbled up about 40 states
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Female 4,225
I agree with Rammoi...it has potential, but it`s still rather dull
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Male 1,929
I hear Iowa is boring. Could have put that on there.

lol. jk.
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Male 2,436
Mmmmmmmmmmm no.
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Male 875
i don`t think that. but then again i am educated
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Male 7,839
god, i really hope neither of these are true. that would be a sad situation.
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Male 7
nahh to know america all you have to do is watch movies and yes it`s much more promoted in world...
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Male 1,118
Had potential to be funny, but needs more detail.
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Male 173
Where did Area 51 go?
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Female 217
I don`t know about that.
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Male 1,440
“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” - Ben Franklin
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Male 8
I would hope that neither culture is actually that naive to actually think this.
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Male 189
I know all 50 US States...Thank you Sporcle

Sparta is a nice touch though
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Female 155
As far as the America one goes, (coz i`m from Scotland) All I know are the hick states to stay away from, the in between awesome states that you can chill in and the places like Los Angeles where you`d feel out of place in because you`re no 90% plastic and buffed
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Male 395
pretty much spot on tbh.
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Male 1,678
oops, left out the word "think" there :L
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Male 546
... as one American that traveled to Europe recently. I didn`t see them like that at all. I enjoyed my trip and the people were friendly, helpful, and hospitable.

But... The TX`ns I know will love the latter map.
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Male 1,678
This may possibly be the laziest use of satire I have ever come across. If your gonna ridicule people for being stupid at least do it intelligently. I can`t speak for the other side of the Atlantic`s view of Europe, but why the feck would Europeans virtually the whole of the US was Texas?
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Female 1,324
meh doesn`t hold true to what I`ve seen so far...

but I wouldn`t be surprised, to be quite honest -.-
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Male 40,207

That`s pretty much how I see it, except California is called North Mexico
and Florida is New Cuba
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Male 18
I for one see Europe a little differently, unfortunately i cannot comment on their view of US, i can only imagine that they do view most of the US as gun slinging texans! Fortunately for them I am gun slinging so they wont be too far off!
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Male 2,033
Kinda lame.
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Male 3,745
thats about right to me...
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Female 21
Link: Europe As Seen By Americans... [Pic] [Rate Link] - And America as seen by Europeans. What do you think, I-A-B? True? Sorta, right?
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