Well, I have lived half a year in Australia and I found that they do share quite a lot in common with certain type of Americans (more like Texas, on a bigger scale). Even Australian English is becoming increasingly Americanised. Many Australians have a very poor knowledge of world geography and history and speak only English, making them also more like Americans. Politically I think they are also closer to Americans. Relations to time and distance are even more opposite to European ones than in the US (in Australia, 50 years is old, and 500km is near ). However I don't think that religion is much stronger in Australia than in Europe.New Zealanders and Aussies are more European-like ( British ) than their N American kins.
Let me disagree. I have lived both in England and in Australia, and watching the TV there I found that there were much les American series and movies than on Flemish TV (not Walloon though) and French TV. Some Flemish channels (e.g. VT4) have almost only American series and movies (and the latest), all in O.V.I find that English speaking countries have a tendancy to be more Americaised than non-English speaking countries. Look at the UK, we are more likely to take up American trends and foods more than France or Germany. I think that because there is no language barrier between countries such as the UK, Australia and Canada that there is less resistance to American market forces or trends.
Australian English is becoming increasingly Americanised.
Many Australians have a very poor knowledge of world geography and history and speak only English,making them also more like Americans.
Politically I think they are also closer to Americans. Relations to time and distance are even more opposite to European ones than in the US
I see,another case of contagious " Americanitis " in Pacific Oceania region.How about those Kiwis,they're more British leaning culturally ?
Poor Aussies,they share too much commonalities with Americans.Yeah,average educated Americans generally are clueless in those areas.
America flexes her big mussles around the globe politically,military,culturally,and whatnot.
Correct me if I am wrong,Winston Churchill once reportedly said America is an extension of English-speaking ( British ) empire.
That's bad ?
Perhaps in some ways having American culture influence can be negative, but is it always?
it's shocking to see how American culture has influenced other cultures, and there could have been times when it wasn't forced upon other cultures. But does that mean it's always bad?
:gomen: ........ I am in hotwater for kicking American influences abroad in the groin.
It can be deem as negative for Aussies becoming more unworldly like average Americans in that regard aforementioned,as they drift farther from their culturally sophisticated European-kins. :worried:
Undoubtfully,America is frontrunner in modern pop-culture.Americans' ability to commercialized resource materials and brands is a great contribution to the world.
I've only been to America once :bluush: but it felt very culturally different from Europe (I went to Washington DC). I honestly felt "at home" much more quickly in other European cities than in DC, even including places where I don't speak the language at all!
Not really even if UK and EIRE have the double system in UK few British can relate in meters...
What about the French?
And finally Religion
Well, Americans are seconds to Spanish..
I've only been to America once :bluush: but it felt very culturally different from Europe (I went to Washington DC).
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