History Main / CulturalPosturing

11th Feb '16 4:18:56 PM TheMorlock
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* In ''[[Theatre/AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Green Gables]]'', the children perform a musical number that portrays Prince Edward Island, of all places, as "the heart of the world, set in the crossroads of the sea."
10th Feb '16 11:21:17 AM JulianLapostat
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* Related to this, both the British and the Americans always insist that UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution was the "good revolution" while UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution was the "bad" one that led to mob rule, anarchy and the ReignOfTerror and later set an example for other brutal revolutions, chiefly UsefulNotes/RedOctober. UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher did not endear herself to the public when she touted the "Glorious Revolution" during France's bicentennial (where she was a guest). The fact that contemporary democratic ideals (anti-racism, religious tolerance, popular suffrage, people's right to protest) resembles the French example more than the American and English ones gets lost in this simple win/lose vision of history, which presumes an unbroken continuity that brushes away the great deal of civil strife, CivilWar and oppression to minorities that happened in America and England as it did in France.
10th Feb '16 10:47:31 AM cricri3007
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* VideoGame/FireEmblemFates has been acused of this. Of the two factions in this Japanese-made game, the Japanese-inspired Hoshido are peace-loving and only trying to defend themselves from the invasion of the warlike, ambitious, and obviously European-inspired Nohrnote And while the Playable Nohrian characters are seen as sympathetic even if Nohr isn't the chosen route, their route is mostly the "evil campaign," with the "revolution" only coming into play at the end, and on the wrong end of some serious Story Branch Favoritism. On top of that, it turns out the generous Hoshidan royals would have gladly shared the resources whose absence kicked off Garon's war in the first place, meaning Nohr's original reasons for attacking were pointless from square one, and making their leadership come off as too stupid and aggressive for even the most basic of diplomacy. Such a plot point also necessitates the contrivance that Hoshido's government somehow never realizes Nohr has these problems until near the end of Birthright, despite having regular contact with Nohr in the form of spies, scouts, immigrants, assassins, and members and servants of the royal family for years. This is averted with the minor Fuuma nation, however.
26th Jan '16 8:31:55 PM brianify
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** Russians also have their own form of The Soviet Union Wins The War, arguing that since the Nazis suffered 80% of their losses on the Eastern Front (fighting with armies of no less than three million men at all times for a total turnover of 8 million Soviet and 4 Million German soldiers dead, whereas Britain and the USA fielded a couple of million men with losses of less than a million put together) as well as being the only ones present at the Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin (the biggest of the war), the Russians won the war all by themselves - never mind the effect of Anglo-American lend-lease aid (which accounted for as much as 25% of all Soviet war-time production!), etc. It might not be easily noticeable in the Anglosphere, compared to American and British attitudes, but it can and will pop up [[MisplacedNationalism anywhere World War II is discussed]].
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** Russians also have their own form of The Soviet Union Wins The War, arguing that since the Nazis suffered 80% of their losses on the Eastern Front (fighting with armies of no less than three million men at all times for a total turnover of 8 million Soviet and 4 Million German soldiers dead, whereas Britain and the USA fielded a couple of million men with losses of less than a million put together) as well as being the only ones present at the Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin (the biggest of the war), the Russians won the war all by themselves - never mind the effect of Anglo-American lend-lease aid (which accounted for as much as 25% of all Soviet war-time production!), etc. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Also, the Soviet Union did not at all collaborate with the Nazis for their own territorial aggrandizement and absolutely did not end up fighting them due to a falling out among thieves, how dare you even suggest that]]. It might not be easily noticeable in the Anglosphere, compared to American and British attitudes, but it can and will pop up [[MisplacedNationalism anywhere World War II is discussed]].
19th Jan '16 7:00:11 PM Theriocephalus
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* Filipinos are known to saying "Pinoy Pride" or "Proud to be Filipino" whenever a Filipino (or someone with Filipino blood) earned international recognition, particularly when that person does well in entertainment industry (e.g. Charice, Jessica Sanchez) or wins a boxing match (e.g. Manny Pacquiao). [[http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/30091-matter-national-insecurity Whenever someone criticizes anything about the Philippines]], Filipinos would [[BerserkButton react]] negatively to it. There is also a debate whether "Pinoy Pride" is a strength to encourage Filipinos that they can do anything or MisplacedNationalism.
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* Filipinos are known to saying say "Pinoy Pride" or "Proud to be Filipino" whenever a Filipino (or someone with Filipino blood) earned international recognition, particularly when that person does well in entertainment industry (e.g. Charice, Jessica Sanchez) or wins a boxing match (e.g. Manny Pacquiao). [[http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/30091-matter-national-insecurity Whenever someone criticizes anything about the Philippines]], Filipinos would [[BerserkButton react]] negatively to it. There is also a debate whether "Pinoy Pride" is a strength to encourage Filipinos that they can do anything or MisplacedNationalism.
19th Jan '16 6:59:43 PM Theriocephalus
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** In Mexico, sometimes this is raised UpToEleven between Mexicans themselves, as besides U.S. and Canada, they also compare Mexico with '''Japan'''. In fact, for driving the point home, there's something in Mexico is sometimes called ''The American Newspaper Box Syndrome'', who is the explanation why in Mexico there's no newspaper boxes in Mexican streets, completely ignoring the fact in the U.S. those newspaper boxes are also problematic as well, regarding the existing laws. ** This also happens in Spain, albeit in less degree: A Spaniard newspaper recently criticized the Spaniard education system by comparing it with the one from Japan, describing the Spaniard college students having the same learning level [[InsultToRocks of a Japanese junior high one]]. * Filipinos are known to saying "Pinoy Pride" or "Proud to be Filipino" whenever a Filipino (or someone with Filipino blood) earned international recognition particularly when that person does well in entertainment industry (e.g. Charice, Jessica Sanchez) or win a boxing match (e.g. Manny Pacquiao). [[http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/30091-matter-national-insecurity Whenever someone criticizes anything about the Philippines]], Filipinos would [[BerserkButton react]] negatively to it. There is also a debate whether "Pinoy Pride" is a strength to encourage Filipinos that they can do anything or MisplacedNationalism.
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** In Mexico, sometimes this is raised UpToEleven between by Mexicans themselves, as besides U.S. and Canada, they also compare Mexico with '''Japan'''. In fact, for driving the point home, there's something in Mexico is sometimes called ''The American Newspaper Box Syndrome'', who which is the explanation for why in Mexico there's no newspaper boxes in Mexican the streets, completely ignoring the fact that in the U.S. those newspaper boxes are also problematic as well, problematic, regarding the existing laws. ** This also happens in Spain, albeit in to a less degree: A a Spaniard newspaper recently criticized the Spaniard education system by comparing it with the one from Japan, describing the Spaniard college students having the same learning level [[InsultToRocks of a Japanese junior high one]]. ones]]. * Filipinos are known to saying "Pinoy Pride" or "Proud to be Filipino" whenever a Filipino (or someone with Filipino blood) earned international recognition recognition, particularly when that person does well in entertainment industry (e.g. Charice, Jessica Sanchez) or win wins a boxing match (e.g. Manny Pacquiao). [[http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/30091-matter-national-insecurity Whenever someone criticizes anything about the Philippines]], Filipinos would [[BerserkButton react]] negatively to it. There is also a debate whether "Pinoy Pride" is a strength to encourage Filipinos that they can do anything or MisplacedNationalism.
17th Jan '16 4:06:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl II'': "Just over twenty thousand years ago - when your ancestors were learning to chart the course of the moon and stars on animal horns - the Sentient Milieu spanned five hundred light years and included the membership of a hundred worlds." [[TheGreys The Arilou]] like to remind you of their antiquity too, but they do it in a friendlier way.
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* ''StarControl II'': ''VideoGame/StarControlII'': "Just over twenty thousand years ago - when your ancestors were learning to chart the course of the moon and stars on animal horns - the Sentient Milieu spanned five hundred light years and included the membership of a hundred worlds." [[TheGreys The Arilou]] like to remind you of their antiquity too, but they do it in a friendlier way.
14th Jan '16 11:12:59 AM AHI-3000
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* Uncle Ruckus of ''TheBoondocks'' believes white people did everything good throughout history, and that [[BoomerangBigot blacks like himself... didn't.]]
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* Uncle Ruckus of ''TheBoondocks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' believes white people did everything good throughout history, and that [[BoomerangBigot blacks like himself... didn't.]]didn't]].
1st Jan '16 10:01:37 PM nombretomado
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** There's even a comment on this in ''SnowCrash'' to the effect that while the {{Yakuza}} are called the Japanese Mafia, no one ever calls TheMafia the Italian Yakuza (although some Japanese works ''do'' use "yakuza" as a catch-all term for organized crime).
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** There's even a comment on this in ''SnowCrash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' to the effect that while the {{Yakuza}} are called the Japanese Mafia, no one ever calls TheMafia the Italian Yakuza (although some Japanese works ''do'' use "yakuza" as a catch-all term for organized crime).
19th Dec '15 8:18:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* FlandersAndSwann's parody of English cultural posturing, "A Song of Patriotic Prejudice".
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* FlandersAndSwann's Music/FlandersAndSwann's parody of English cultural posturing, "A Song of Patriotic Prejudice".
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