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15th Mar '17 2:08:42 PM DeanMT94
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** The Reapers almost seem to enjoy this. They constantly remind Shepard how superior they are to everything else in the galaxy, how all life is just their experiment and their plaything, how everything else in the Milky Way is completely at their mercy and can be terminated whenever they wish it.
15th Mar '17 1:34:08 PM DeanMT94
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* Britain and Argentina tend to engage in this whenever the Falkland Islands are brought up.

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* Britain and Argentina tend to engage in this whenever the Falkland Islands are brought up. Also Britain and Spain over Gibraltar.
15th Mar '17 1:32:10 PM DeanMT94
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* Britain and Argentina tend to engage in this whenever the Falkland Islands are brought up.
5th Mar '17 10:37:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Israeli Jews pull this a lot on their Arab neighbors, who do the same to Israel. Of course, [[ArabIsraeliConflict given the state of affairs between them]], it's not surprising. This plays out very much like the Western world (where Israel is a convenient proxy for the West, being more culturally Western than Middle Eastern, or Asian for that matter) vs. the Arab world mentioned above: Israelis and their supporters see themselves as a bastion of civilization in a barbaric Middle East, while the Arab world accuses Israel of stealing everything culturally distinctive from elsewhere.

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* Israeli Jews pull this a lot on their Arab neighbors, who do the same to Israel. Of course, [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict given the state of affairs between them]], it's not surprising. This plays out very much like the Western world (where Israel is a convenient proxy for the West, being more culturally Western than Middle Eastern, or Asian for that matter) vs. the Arab world mentioned above: Israelis and their supporters see themselves as a bastion of civilization in a barbaric Middle East, while the Arab world accuses Israel of stealing everything culturally distinctive from elsewhere.
25th Feb '17 3:29:20 PM nombretomado
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*** To quote the English Comedian EddieIzzard: The Americans were apparently watching old cavalry movies, because they came to the rescue in the nick of time. "Dun Dun Dun DUH! HERE COMES AMERICA! AHHH I Love the smell of Europe in the morning! Now, what's for brunch?" "WHAT? Where have you been! We're bloody knackered!"

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*** To quote the English Comedian EddieIzzard: comedian Creator/EddieIzzard: The Americans were apparently watching old cavalry movies, because they came to the rescue in the nick of time. "Dun Dun Dun DUH! HERE COMES AMERICA! AHHH I Love the smell of Europe in the morning! Now, what's for brunch?" "WHAT? Where have you been! We're bloody knackered!"
18th Feb '17 7:14:31 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Kisuati are quick to remind the Gujaareen that Gujaareh is a daughter-state of Kisua that's become corrupted in the eyes of the Kisuati.
4th Feb '17 6:43:17 PM Meritocrat
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* Modern-day Arabs often pull this on Westerners. You'll commonly hear that Muslim nations gave more rights to women and the condemned than western countries and that there were long stretches of history where Muslim countries were more scientifically advanced than western nations. There was certainly quite a lot of valuable research done by Arab scholars like Ibn al-Haitham and Jabir ibn Hayyan, and it's true that both trading with and warring against the Arabs really helped spur the European Renaissance[[note]]Believe it or not, one of the things coveted by Europeans during the Crusades were copies of Greek and Latin scientific texts![[/note]]--however, this sort of posturing ignores the fact that Europe's Dark Ages were not ''nearly'' as dark [[MedievalMorons as they are commonly depicted]].

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* Modern-day Arabs [[note]] And other Muslims, except for Iranis (see below) [[/note]] often pull this on Westerners. You'll commonly hear that Muslim nations gave more rights to women and the condemned than western countries and that there were long stretches of history where Muslim countries were more scientifically advanced than western nations. There was certainly quite a lot of valuable research done by Arab scholars like Ibn al-Haitham and Jabir ibn Hayyan, and it's true that both trading with and warring against the Arabs really helped spur the European Renaissance[[note]]Believe it or not, one of the things coveted by Europeans during the Crusades were copies of Greek and Latin scientific texts![[/note]]--however, this sort of posturing ignores the fact that Europe's Dark Ages were not ''nearly'' as dark [[MedievalMorons as they are commonly depicted]].
29th Jan '17 10:12:44 PM Usagi1992
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** The Doctor himself occasionally displays this kind of attitude, but is equally quick to point out the faults of his own kind and sing the praises of other cultures that impress him (especially humanity).

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** The Doctor himself occasionally displays this kind of attitude, but is equally quick to point out the faults of his own kind and sing the praises of other cultures that impress him (especially humanity). Though in the pilot episode, when William Hartnell's Doctor was considerably ruder and snarkier, he claimed to Ian that before human beings turned the first wheel, the people of his world had reduced free movements through the farthest reaches of space 'to a game for children'.
29th Jan '17 10:01:15 PM Usagi1992
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18th Jan '17 2:14:19 AM detghost
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** Most of the other races in Thedas are split into factions and none of them really get along.
*** Many of the Dalish look down upon city elves, who they see as abandoning their race and culture and assimilating with their human oppressors (even though they are treated as third-class citizens). City elves tend to think the Dalish are too proud and stuck in the past. Then there are the few [[spoiler: ancient elves you encounter, who don't consider modern elves to be real elves at all, but tantamount to humans.]]
*** The dwarves of Orzammar aren't allowed to grace the surface without being exiled, to the extent of having their names and history erased from all records. Like city elves, "topsiders" are also seen as abandoning their culture, while many surface dwarves are exasperated by Orzammar's rigidly traditionalist culture that has led to the dwarves' dwindling numbers.
*** Meanwhile, defectors of the Qun are not even technically Qunari anymore, and are seen by the latter as savages and treated like enemies much like every other non-Qunari race. Although not actually savages, many Tal-Vashoth do end up becoming bandits or mercenaries due to never learning how to survive outside the strictly structured Qun.
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