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7/6/2012 3:46:52 PM
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Attempting to put politics aside as much as possible, what country do you think has the best culture, according to your personal taste?
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7/6/2012 3:54:46 PM
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Fvck countries, I roll with clubs.
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7/6/2012 4:19:29 PM
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At 7/6/2012 4:12:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I like Greece. It has some very cool old stuff to see, and some awesome gyros.

Haha, I was just thinking Greece. But mostly based on the fact that they have more sex than anyone else.
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7/6/2012 4:30:56 PM
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At 7/6/2012 4:19:29 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:12:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I like Greece. It has some very cool old stuff to see, and some awesome gyros.

Haha, I was just thinking Greece. But mostly based on the fact that they have more sex than anyone else.

I'm not sure if you are basing that on your own experience, or some data I haven't seen, but either way it's another reason to love Greece.
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7/6/2012 4:37:55 PM
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Either Italy, the UK, or the US. Three-way tie.
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7/6/2012 4:43:53 PM
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Western Europe, definitely. More noticeably, the Scandinavians have lovely cultures.
I hate the current culture I live in.
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7/6/2012 4:44:09 PM
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At 7/6/2012 4:19:29 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:12:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I like Greece. It has some very cool old stuff to see, and some awesome gyros.

Haha, I was just thinking Greece. But mostly based on the fact that they have more sex than anyone else.

i'm greek ;)

i'm fascinated with egyptian culture, and i like the ancient native american cultures: aztecs, toltecs, incans, etc.
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7/6/2012 5:39:28 PM
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At 7/6/2012 3:46:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Attempting to put politics aside as much as possible, what country do you think has the best culture, according to your personal taste?

That is a magnificently difficult call, but I would give it a tie to France, Germany and Switzerland.
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7/6/2012 5:49:38 PM
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What's American culture? Repressed protestants? Cowboys? Yankees? Imperialists? Slave owners? Protectors of liberty? Capitalists? Immigrants? Leaders of the free world? Individualists?

Any association of a country with a culture that does not take temporal and spacial context into consideration will end up an useless stereotype.

This is tantamount to arguing whether blondes are brunettes are prettier.
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7/6/2012 6:00:20 PM
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At 7/6/2012 5:49:38 PM, Wnope wrote:
What's American culture? Repressed protestants? Cowboys? Yankees? Imperialists? Slave owners? Protectors of liberty? Capitalists? Immigrants? Leaders of the free world? Individualists?

Any association of a country with a culture that does not take temporal and spacial context into consideration will end up an useless stereotype.

This is tantamount to arguing whether blondes are brunettes are prettier.

As imaginary as it may be, I'm quite sure there is some significant degree of national personality in America.
Namely, materialism and sheepishness.
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7/6/2012 6:03:18 PM
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At 7/6/2012 4:30:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:19:29 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:12:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I like Greece. It has some very cool old stuff to see, and some awesome gyros.

Haha, I was just thinking Greece. But mostly based on the fact that they have more sex than anyone else.

I'm not sure if you are basing that on your own experience, or some data I haven't seen, but either way it's another reason to love Greece.

87% of Greeks report having sex on a weekly basis.

http://www.gadling.com...
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7/6/2012 6:05:43 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:00:20 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 5:49:38 PM, Wnope wrote:
What's American culture? Repressed protestants? Cowboys? Yankees? Imperialists? Slave owners? Protectors of liberty? Capitalists? Immigrants? Leaders of the free world? Individualists?

Any association of a country with a culture that does not take temporal and spacial context into consideration will end up an useless stereotype.

This is tantamount to arguing whether blondes are brunettes are prettier.

As imaginary as it may be, I'm quite sure there is some significant degree of national personality in America.
Namely, materialism and sheepishness.

That phenomena really only materialized (no pun intended) in the beginning of the 20th century. Compare it to, say, the thirteen colonies. We would not consider them to be anymore "materialist" than their european counterparts (save, perhaps, for the transference of status from royalty to wealth-dependent).
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7/6/2012 6:05:48 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:03:18 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:30:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:19:29 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 4:12:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I like Greece. It has some very cool old stuff to see, and some awesome gyros.

Haha, I was just thinking Greece. But mostly based on the fact that they have more sex than anyone else.

I'm not sure if you are basing that on your own experience, or some data I haven't seen, but either way it's another reason to love Greece.

87% of Greeks report having sex on a weekly basis.

http://www.gadling.com...

Thanks for providing the stats.. It's also 14th on the promiscuity list (ranks countries by number of sex partners).. so just another reason to love Greece. Sex and Gyros, who could need anything else?
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7/6/2012 6:09:42 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:05:43 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 7/6/2012 6:00:20 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 5:49:38 PM, Wnope wrote:
What's American culture? Repressed protestants? Cowboys? Yankees? Imperialists? Slave owners? Protectors of liberty? Capitalists? Immigrants? Leaders of the free world? Individualists?

Any association of a country with a culture that does not take temporal and spacial context into consideration will end up an useless stereotype.

This is tantamount to arguing whether blondes are brunettes are prettier.

As imaginary as it may be, I'm quite sure there is some significant degree of national personality in America.
Namely, materialism and sheepishness.

That phenomena really only materialized (no pun intended) in the beginning of the 20th century. Compare it to, say, the thirteen colonies. We would not consider them to be anymore "materialist" than their european counterparts (save, perhaps, for the transference of status from royalty to wealth-dependent).

Well, I'm speaking of the people living today. Pretty what I'm asking, based just on the characteristics of the people, is what country you would most like to live in.
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7/6/2012 6:10:52 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:07:13 PM, Wnope wrote:
Though it's arguable materialism rose with the 18th century industrialization process.

I don't see an inherent problem with materialism.. It's good for the economy.. People who just save their money and don't buy tons of useless stuff aren't helping anyone but them self. Selfish jerks I say.
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7/6/2012 6:17:58 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:10:52 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2012 6:07:13 PM, Wnope wrote:
Though it's arguable materialism rose with the 18th century industrialization process.

I don't see an inherent problem with materialism.. It's good for the economy.. People who just save their money and don't buy tons of useless stuff aren't helping anyone but them self. Selfish jerks I say.

Nothing wrong with spending to your whim. But generally what's implied by "materialism" and is the case in America is the sort of mindless animalistic way of going about it.
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7/6/2012 6:38:52 PM
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Spain. I love the music and siesta and tapas, and the idea of bar-hopping all-night is something you can really only do in Spain. I'm an insomniac, and I haven't seen any place with a better night-life than Spain. It's also got a King. After Spain, I'd probably say some of the other European countries, Italy and Greece are definitely up there.
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7/6/2012 6:50:56 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:17:58 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/6/2012 6:10:52 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2012 6:07:13 PM, Wnope wrote:
Though it's arguable materialism rose with the 18th century industrialization process.

I don't see an inherent problem with materialism.. It's good for the economy.. People who just save their money and don't buy tons of useless stuff aren't helping anyone but them self. Selfish jerks I say.

Nothing wrong with spending to your whim. But generally what's implied by "materialism" and is the case in America is the sort of mindless animalistic way of going about it.

Mindless spending is even better. If Americans put even 2 seconds more thought into their purchases, entire industries might disappear. Also the 'holiest' day in the US calender is mostly focused on consumerism. This is American culture and we have the largest economy in the world. It's not a coincidence, and I don't see what the problem is until the government began incentivizing things people can't actually afford.
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7/6/2012 7:16:44 PM
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I've only been exposed to mexican culture, hawaiian culture, and american culture..

American is the best to me.
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7/6/2012 7:38:08 PM
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At 7/6/2012 6:22:43 PM, CiRrK wrote:
China.

I'll second this but with France, Germany, India, Japan, Persia, and so forth as forerunners as well.
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7/6/2012 7:43:27 PM
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At 7/6/2012 7:38:08 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 7/6/2012 6:22:43 PM, CiRrK wrote:
China.

I'll second this but with France, Germany, India, Japan, Persia, Iran, Italy and so forth as forerunners as well.

Amended and changed.
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7/6/2012 7:47:00 PM
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Australia, Germany, or probably Britain.
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7/8/2012 10:40:32 AM
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The UK.
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