History Main / CulturalPosturing

7th Jul '16 5:02:14 PM tsstevens
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* Much of Indonesia's relations to Australia comes across as this, with harsh sentences including the death penalty for drugs yet Muslim drug runners and terrorists are released, demands to run legal and government issues, the murder of Australian journalists with no repercussion and the out and out racism from some in the country, up to and including burning Australian aide money because they dared tried to save their people from death row.
* In some parts of Nigeria it is actually considered patriotism to take part in the infamous 419Scam where those who are successful in defrauding foreigners are treated like heroes and kings.
5th Jun '16 1:13:36 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' had that the Bajorans had a beautiful and advanced civilization and culture--not warp-drive advanced, but still, advanced--back when human beings were still learning to walk upright. Of course, that was before the Cardassians took over.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' had that the Bajorans had a beautiful and advanced civilization and culture--not warp-drive advanced, but still, advanced--back when human beings were still learning to walk upright. Of course, that was before the Cardassians took over. They were also apparently [[MedievalStasis culturally stagnant]] for millennia.
4th Jun '16 2:45:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[TransplantedHumans Martians]] in SMStirling[='=]s book ''[[TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'' are fond of pointing out how advanced they were while earth humans were hunter-gatherers.

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* The [[TransplantedHumans Martians]] in SMStirling[='=]s book ''[[TheLordsOfCreation ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'' are fond of pointing out how advanced they were while earth humans were hunter-gatherers.
17th May '16 1:45:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The back and forth between the ArrogantKungFuGuy experts on ''DeadliestWarrior'' often amounts to this.

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* The back and forth between the ArrogantKungFuGuy experts on ''DeadliestWarrior'' ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' often amounts to this.
22nd Apr '16 12:54:49 AM Doug86
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* Subverted in the ''MyFavoriteMartian'' movie, where Martin starts complaining about his spaceship's "electron accelerator" getting fried, and then tells Tim "I'd tell you what it is, but you think E = mc[[superscript:2]]". [[spoiler:It then turns out that an "electron accelerator" is just flowery {{Technobabble}} for an alternator taken from Tim's sedan.]]

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* Subverted in the ''MyFavoriteMartian'' ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' movie, where Martin starts complaining about his spaceship's "electron accelerator" getting fried, and then tells Tim "I'd tell you what it is, but you think E = mc[[superscript:2]]". [[spoiler:It then turns out that an "electron accelerator" is just flowery {{Technobabble}} for an alternator taken from Tim's sedan.]]
17th Apr '16 8:44:17 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* Goethe did it on behalf of the Chinese, when he observed "These people were already writing books, when we were still forest-dwellers."

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* Goethe JohannWolfgangVonGoethe did it on behalf of the Chinese, when he observed "These people were already writing books, when we were still forest-dwellers."
8th Apr '16 12:56:48 PM 940131
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** CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys is this trope inverted and directed towards the French. Never mind all their military accomplishments up to that point, including ''[[TheDreaded Napoleon.]]'' The fact that Germany absolutely crushed them in a surprise attack during WWII essentially cemented their poor military reputation.
** The French didn't do so well in WWI or 1870 either. Basically they've been carrying the military failure ball since Napoleon - who let us not forget was ''Italian''.

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** CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys is this trope inverted and directed towards the French. Never mind all their military accomplishments up to that point, including ''[[TheDreaded Napoleon.]]'' The fact that Germany absolutely crushed them in a surprise attack during WWII essentially cemented their poor military reputation.
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reputation. The French didn't do so well in WWI or 1870 either. Basically they've been carrying fact that the military failure ball since Napoleon - who let us not forget was ''Italian''.Germans crushed the British and other Allies too is conveniently forgotten.



* Strangely for all his racist arrogance and claims of superiority, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler actually ''inverted'' this on the Germans when drawing comparisons with the Italians. He was annoyed that his lackey Himmler tried to dig up Germanic tribal artifacts from archaeological sites, and mocked him by stating that the Romans were already highly civilized when the Germans were still living in huts. Also a subversion of the inversion because he got around the problem by arguing that the ancient Romans were actually "Aryans" carrying on the "Nordic-Greek culture".

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* Strangely for all his racist arrogance and claims of superiority, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler actually ''inverted'' this on the Germans when drawing comparisons with the Italians. He was annoyed that his lackey Himmler tried to dig up Germanic tribal artifacts from archaeological sites, and mocked him by stating that the Romans were already highly civilized when the Germans were still living in huts. Also a subversion of the inversion because he got around the problem by arguing that the ancient Romans were actually "Aryans" carrying on the "Nordic-Greek culture".
3rd Apr '16 4:59:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** And as a spoof of a parody, the ArmstrongAndMiller version, "Foreigners":

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** And as a spoof of a parody, the ArmstrongAndMiller Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow version, "Foreigners":
2nd Apr '16 8:28:11 AM PaulA
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* The film version of '''Shirley Valentine''' had the British Shirley telling off some obnoxious fellow Brits while on a vacation in Greece, she said that the Greeks have invented democracy and the wheel while they were running around and living in huts.

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* The film version of '''Shirley Valentine''' ''Film/ShirleyValentine'' had the British Shirley telling off some obnoxious fellow Brits while on a vacation in Greece, she said that the Greeks have invented democracy and the wheel while they were running around and living in huts.
21st Feb '16 12:59:57 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': One of the few things that make the generally benevolent Hoshido [[ALighterShadeOfGrey grey]] is their tendency to characterize all citizens of Nohr as wicked monsters, when the truth is that it is really just [[TheEmperor Garon]] and [[TheDragon his advisor]] [[Necromancer Iago]]. This has the result of making the Hoshido characters look a tad racist during the Conquest route, as they insist that the player character must have been brainwashed as they continue to plead for peace between Nohr and Hoshido.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': One of the few things that make the generally benevolent Hoshido [[ALighterShadeOfGrey grey]] is their tendency to characterize all citizens of Nohr as wicked monsters, when the truth is that it is really just [[TheEmperor Garon]] and [[TheDragon his advisor]] [[Necromancer [[{{Necromancer}} Iago]]. This has the result of making the Hoshido characters look a tad racist during the Conquest route, as they insist that the player character must have been brainwashed as they continue to plead for peace between Nohr and Hoshido.
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