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10th Apr '18 6:57:31 PM Seguir
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* Like Israel, the United States seems to be more popular in the Phillipines, Kenya and Ghana.
** A similar case happens with Japan, which while most Japanese feel indifferent about their country (outside of the ultra-right wings of course), the European countries, the U.S., Canada, Nigeria, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand (the latter three of which were targets of Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2) and even ''Russia'' (who still hold many disputes over land territories, and have for time not even had relations) have a better view of Japan than the Japanese themselves.
** The same thing happens to the U.K. Outsiders, particularly Americans, tend to have a better view of the country, thanks to the large amount of media it produces. Natives tend to think of the U.K. [[CulturalCringe as a cultural backwater]].



* TOMS shoes were invented by an American man, but in the U.S. it's seen as "gay" for a man to wear them while they're hugely popular with women. Internationally, however, TOMS are seen as a unisex shoe.

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* TOMS shoes were invented by an American man, but in the U.S. it's seen stigmatized as "gay" for a man to wear them while they're hugely popular with women. Internationally, however, TOMS are seen as a unisex shoe.



* Given the outpouring of sympathy and solidarity from the entire world in the wake of the November 2015 terrorist attacks, it seems that Everybody Loves Paris. The Charlie Hebdo attacks count too, but not nearly to the same extent.



* To say many Germans have difficulties feeling patriotic about Germany would be an understatement ( ThoseWackyNazis certainly play a part in that). Major politicians are on record as saying things like "I don't love Germany, I love my wife" (President Gustav Heinemann in the late 1960s early 1970s) and left wing demonstrations frequently include slogans like "Deutschland du mieses Stück scheiße" (Germany, you bloody piece of crap) and even worse. Yet the international opinion of Germany (unless of course, you ask people in countries that were particularly hard hit by the Nazis) is a lot more positive than that.
** The same also goes (to an extent) for the German language - any German learner will tell you stories of how Germans themselves told them how ugly, harsh and difficult the German language is.
* American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander and Mexican women are [[CaptainObvious already popular in their home nations]], but since 2011 at least, there has been a trend (at least in terms of demographic trend, not fashion trends) for British men to seek American or Canadian wives (and it is ''not'' a RaceFetish), either online or via other in-person means. As it is, the United Kingdom does have a significant American and Canadian diaspora - mostly in London, Edinburgh, Norfolk, Suffolk, and North-West England.
** It partially helps that Music/TaylorSwift and AdriannePalicki made this socially acceptable and that the AmericansAreCowboys is now [[DiscreditedTrope virtually obsolete nowadays]] with British people - especially with the controversy over Taylor's love life that's [[LongList too long to go into here]] but [[RunningGag a particular fascination for the British media]]. Coincidentally - both Adrianne and Taylor are [[MixedRace partially of English descent]] (although Taylor is of Dutch, Scottish and Irish descent, Adrianne is of Polish and German descent in addition to English).
* Left-leaning Americans admire both Canada's and the United Kingdom's single-payer healthcare programs. At the same time, many are annoyed that the same thing in the U.S. will never be politically feasible despite the Affordable Care Act being similar to many universal health care programs in Western Europe.



* When going to most European countries, Americans tend to hear "Pretend you're Canadian" as the American [[CulturalCringe stereotype of themselves as rude tourists]]. A rare caveat exists in the form of "not among younger Germans, especially in the former West Germany". Germans do actually find American visitors awesome and are quite friendly to them. In Berlin, this is cranked up to 11 as even eastern Berliners are remarkably grateful to for all that the United States did during the cold war. Expect to be asked if they can practice their English with you.
* Gingers. In Europe where they originate, especially Western Europe, they're often ridiculed and seen as unattractive due to the age-old superstition that red hair is demonic. In North America however, gingers have no ingrained stigma against them and they're [[HeroesWantRedheads often fetishized]], due in no small part to their rarity.
* Some white nationalists, including alt-right leader Richard Spencer, have expressed admiration of Israel as the kind of "ethnostate" they want to recreate elsewhere, despite their antisemitism. This despite the fact that Israel has a higher percentage of Muslim citizens than more or less all major Western states and that it grants not only the same rights to its Muslim citizens, but even hands some "internal matters" like marriage over to religious institutions (there is no civil marriage in Israel, but foreign civil marriages are recognized) and the state actually builds mosques - virtually all of those are anathema to pretty much every single alt right activist.
* Kimonos and Yukata from Japan are definitely the most familiar Asian national dress in the Western World.
10th Apr '18 6:50:23 PM Seguir
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* [[{{Meido}} Maid outfits]] are relatively popular in Japan than in the west, particularly the "French maid" variation [[note]]This should not be confused with the English maid variation where the dress is longer and pinafore apron is used instead of a bib apron, although it should be noted that the English maid outfit is also popular in Japan[[/note]].

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* [[{{Meido}} Maid outfits]] are relatively popular in Japan than in the west, particularly the "French maid" variation [[note]]This should not be confused with the English maid variation where the dress is longer and pinafore apron is used instead of a bib apron, although it should be noted that the English the
maid outfit is also popular in Japan[[/note]].



* It's amazing how many people are [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish fluent in English]], even where it's not an official language.
** Or for that matter, simply outside of England.
** In studies, the most fluent speakers outside of the U.S. and the U.K. come from the Netherlands or the Nordic nations. In fact, the Netherlands have shown that 90% of the population can speak English fluently, even more so than Canada. (Granted, bilingual French/English signage and labeling is required by law in most provinces and pretty widespread even where not actually required, so a Canadian who speaks no English but only French is capable of at least getting by in most of the country.)
4th Apr '18 5:50:13 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* Buzz Cuts are very popular in Japan and the rest of East Asia among many Men.
* Werewolves or Wolves are very popular in Japan, which is one of the largest Non-Western markets for Wolf-themed media. Case in point, ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' and ''Anime/RingingBell'' and ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki'' are one of the most Popular Wolf-themed Anime and Manga in the country, and characters, like Wolffy, Wolnie, and Willie from ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' certainly caught the eyes of Japanese-viewing audience on {{Youtube}}.

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* Buzz Cuts cuts are very popular in Japan and the rest of East Asia among many Men.
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* Werewolves or Wolves wolves are very popular in Japan, which is one of the largest Non-Western markets for Wolf-themed wolf-themed media. Case in point, ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' and ''Anime/RingingBell'' and ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki'' are one of the most Popular Wolf-themed popular wolf-themed Anime and Manga in the country, and characters, like Wolffy, Wolnie, and Willie from ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' certainly caught the eyes of Japanese-viewing audience on {{Youtube}}.
27th Mar '18 10:32:19 PM MagnusForce
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* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. In fact, Japan ''really'' loves dinosaurs that they're not afraid to include feathers in their portrayals, even on ''TyrannosaurusRex''.

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* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. In fact, Japan ''really'' loves dinosaurs that they're not afraid to include feathers in their portrayals, even on ''TyrannosaurusRex''.''TyrannosaurusRex'', and they tend to feature SeldomSeenSpecies more frequently.
1st Mar '18 7:32:51 PM schoi30
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* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. In fact, Japan ''really'' loves dinosaurs that they're willing to include feathers in their portrayals, even on ''TyrannosaurusRex''.

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* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. In fact, Japan ''really'' loves dinosaurs that they're willing not afraid to include feathers in their portrayals, even on ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
1st Mar '18 7:15:58 PM schoi30
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* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. Likewise, South Korea and China also has quite a dinosaur craze.

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* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. Likewise, South Korea and China also has quite a dinosaur craze.In fact, Japan ''really'' loves dinosaurs that they're willing to include feathers in their portrayals, even on ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
18th Feb '18 12:50:36 PM Jhonny
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* U.S. President [[Woodrow Wilson]] in his home nation borders on obscurity at best, and is mostly remembered for his racism and hawkishness at worst. Right-Libertarians in particular dislike him for expanding the federal government's power. In Czechoslovakia, however, he is considered a national hero of sorts for championing the Independence of the Czech republic. Statues of him are very common sight there. His PR overall is much better in Europe, he is largely overshadowed by [[Franklin Delano Roosevelt]] in the U.S.A.

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* U.S. President [[Woodrow Wilson]] UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson in his home nation borders on obscurity at best, and is mostly remembered for his racism and hawkishness at worst. Right-Libertarians in particular dislike him for expanding the federal government's power. In Czechoslovakia, however, he is considered a national hero of sorts for championing the Independence of the Czech republic. Statues of him are very common sight there. His PR overall is much better in Europe, he is largely overshadowed by [[Franklin Delano Roosevelt]] in the U.S.A.
13th Feb '18 2:41:48 AM Cryoclaste
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* Rutherford B. Hayes is one of the least known US Presidents, and generally known only for the very dubious circumstances of his election and the ending of the Reconstruction in the South. Yet he's a celebrated national hero in Paraguay, with his own holiday, many street and buildings, a city, a province and even a soccer team named in his honor. Following the disastrous WarOfTheTripleAlliance which killed ''two-thirds'' of Paraguay's population, Hayes arbitrated a territorial dispute between Paraguay and Argentina over the territory, and awarded most of the territory, which makes up over half of its current land area, to Paraguay. This was the first step in Paraguay's recovery after the absolutely devastating war, and Paraguayans have been very thankful ever since.

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* Rutherford B. Hayes is one of the least known US Presidents, and generally known only for the very dubious circumstances of his election and the ending of the Reconstruction in the South. Yet he's a celebrated national hero in Paraguay, with his own holiday, many street and buildings, a city, a province and even a soccer team named in his honor. Following the disastrous WarOfTheTripleAlliance UsefulNotes/WarOfTheTripleAlliance which killed ''two-thirds'' of Paraguay's population, Hayes arbitrated a territorial dispute between Paraguay and Argentina over the territory, and awarded most of the territory, which makes up over half of its current land area, to Paraguay. This was the first step in Paraguay's recovery after the absolutely devastating war, and Paraguayans have been very thankful ever since.
25th Jan '18 12:38:49 PM LuciaNanami
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* Pigtails are very popular with young and teenaged girls in Japan.
24th Jan '18 5:23:59 PM LuciaNanami
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* Kimonos and Yukata from Japan are definitely the most familiar Asian national dress in the Western World.
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