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Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 22:51:15


Darth Darth Binks
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I've got one for any Germans reading this. Why is football season the only time of year when you guys find it acceptable to fly your country's flag? I mean, I get the whole WWII guilt thing, but it seems to me like you guys could borrow some of the USA's patriotism. But seriously, why football season?

And for any Brit out there, is British food what you would call "good?" Because here in the states, there are no British restaurants.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 22:52:36


[Wolf] {F} Kellen the Conquerer
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There are no Greek restaurants but does that mean that Gyros are bad? No!
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 22:53:41


Benjamin628 
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British... I agree, there are a lot of Scottish/Irish restaurants here in Pittsburgh.

P.s, If you happen to live in Pittsburgh(your profile says Pennsylvania) check out Piper's pub. It is fantastic, especially if you call "soccer" by its European name :)
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:03:30


[Wolf] {F} Kellen the Conquerer
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I live in Philly :D.





PENNSYLVANIA SQUAD
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:03:34


[Wolf] {F} Kellen the Conquerer
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I live in Philly :D.





PENNSYLVANIA SQUAD

Gotta write it twice because it so true.

Edited 7/14/2015 23:03:53
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:04:20


OxTheAutist 
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Benjamin, you should go there, and meet up with NIGHT. xD

Answering Martian's question. Some good British food, is Fish & Chips. Very popular in England and Scotland alike. If you want something more "English" take Bangers & Mash, it'll keep those English busy for days. If you want something more "Scottish", have a Burns supper.

A question to Belgians - What do you think of Belgium's existence? Should it be divided into two separate nations, should it be divided by France / Netherlands, should it be independent, I'm interested to hear what some Belgians think of this.

Edited 7/14/2015 23:05:43
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:17:40


Major General Smedley Butler
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Let Spain, Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, and France duke it out over Belgium.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:18:29


Benjamin628 
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@Ox would much rather meet up with knyte :P
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:23:13


Lawlz
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There are no Greek restaurants
HA! There are tons, and Macedonian too. You just don't pay attention.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:36:21


Zoya the Destroya 
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I think that most European countries aren't as big on flag waving as the U.S. I watched an episode of The Ricky Gervais Show where they were talking about this and I got the impression that they viewed it as arrogant. I guess I can see their point on that. If you think about it, it's kind of weird how we, in America, are so nationalistic. I can see how Germans would have a bad taste for that sort of behavior.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/14/2015 23:59:03


Darth Darth Binks
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There are no Greek restaurants

There are gyro stands at every festival and fair I've been to.

Also, I guess I just live in the wrong part of Pennsylvania if I don't see British restaurants. I'm about an hour away from Pittsburgh, near Latrobe. Apparently, the first banana split was invented in Latrobe, as well as Professional American Football.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 09:41:14


Pink 
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Here where i live at the only place where you see the national flag is at oficial events, and even there not in all of them
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 09:45:28


OxTheAutist 
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@Benjamin When I said "NIGHT" I obviously meant knyte - I just can't spell, and my caps lock was broken for those 5 letters...
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 13:46:31


OnlyThePie
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Question for Americans: Why are you all so sure your government system is best when it can't get anything done? All I see is you guys fighting over it. Maybe it just looks different from us outsiders.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 14:23:18


Darth Darth Binks
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Why are you all so sure your government system is best when it can't get anything done?

We despise our government, what are you talking about?
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 16:32:07


Benjamin628 
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@Ox lmao.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 17:12:26


Fleecemaster 
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In Europe there were a lot of wars, I mean well before the world wars. For thousands of years of History. So waving a flag in Europe can often have quite a lot of feelings behind it, so it's not often done. The only universally acceptable place is in Sport, as it's a place where it's a "safe" environment to cheer for your countries team, the flag is appropriate there.

To be honest it's weird how much the America flag is waved about, when I'm watching TV and some American makes an announcement and then suddenly everyone in the crowd starts waving American flags, it's odd...

I thought of an analogy that might help American's understand what it's like for us. Think about the controversy the Confederate flag causes, even people waving it about can be seen with hostility, if you can imagine that going both ways then you can also probably imagine that after a while a sort of mutual "not waving the flag in my face" starts to occur, and it becomes the "not-done" thing.

I guess the difference is the American flag is waved in people's faces regardless, and there's some weird overiding sense of a right to do it even if it might offend people. Which is pretty much lacking everywhere else in the world, mostly just because there's so much more history there, especially when it comes to national identity. Hope that helps :)
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 17:17:14


OnlyThePie
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@Martian: yet you all still seem to think you are the best, and "Freedom and democracy" are perfect from everyone, when, in your own words you "despise your government"
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 17:19:40


Major General Smedley Butler
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The thing is, modern America has neither freedom or democracy.
Questions About People's Countries: 7/15/2015 17:36:22


Darth Darth Binks
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Unfortunately, the blind ones are the loudest.

Our policies aren't great. Our representatives in our government aren't great. Our spending habits aren't great. We know.

To clarify, we don't hate our type of government, we hate the people controlling it and what they've turned it in to.

The USA isn't the greatest, but it's a lot better than a lot of other places in the world.
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