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24th Aug '16 4:22:41 PM Clanger00
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This can lead at times to HypeBacklash against, well, an entire country. Also often leads to PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy on the part of the fan. Common targets include Japan (mostly on the internet), France (among the intellectuals) and America (in many countries). In real life this phenomenon is called xenophilia, which is [[BoldlyComing a whole]] [[InterspeciesRomance other trope]] in fiction, usually. Often accompanied by CulturalCringe.

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This can lead at times to HypeBacklash against, well, an entire country. Also often leads to PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy on the part of the fan. Common targets include Japan (mostly on the internet), France (among the intellectuals) and America (in many countries).Rome (historically). In real life this phenomenon is called xenophilia, which is [[BoldlyComing a whole]] [[InterspeciesRomance other trope]] in fiction, usually. Often accompanied by CulturalCringe.
13th Aug '16 12:32:23 PM nombretomado
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** Giambattista Vico in his ''The New Science'' and more recently, [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher Oswald Spengler]] stated that westerners essentially have this trope for the classical Greco-Roman civilization, which is more different from us than many of us think. Our {{theater}} actors don't wear buskins and masks, and there's usually no chorus either, DeusExMachina looks too much like AssPull to us, and our countries aren't governed by two consuls sharing the power, and there aren't annual elections for them either. Vico also pointed out that Ancient Romans had a moral system entirely alien to modern society (i.e. of the 1700s) and that the institutions founded by the Romans should be seen in context rather than copied wholesale to the present.

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** Giambattista Vico in his ''The New Science'' and more recently, [[DichterUndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher Oswald Spengler]] stated that westerners essentially have this trope for the classical Greco-Roman civilization, which is more different from us than many of us think. Our {{theater}} actors don't wear buskins and masks, and there's usually no chorus either, DeusExMachina looks too much like AssPull to us, and our countries aren't governed by two consuls sharing the power, and there aren't annual elections for them either. Vico also pointed out that Ancient Romans had a moral system entirely alien to modern society (i.e. of the 1700s) and that the institutions founded by the Romans should be seen in context rather than copied wholesale to the present.
9th Aug '16 8:12:51 PM PrincessGwen
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* Quite a lot of Japanese also have this for America and Britain, you will find gratuitous English of varying coherence on many things, sometimes to the point where its used with no knowledge of meaning, makes one wonder why people bash ''weeaboos'' when many in Japan are just the same with English.

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* Quite a lot of Japanese also have this for America and Britain, you will find gratuitous English of varying coherence on many things, sometimes to the point where its it's used with no knowledge of meaning, makes one wonder why people bash ''weeaboos'' when many in Japan are just the same with English.



** Modern day Koreans have a thing for the United States, and a lot of them wish to visit the country and enjoy it's culture.

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** Modern day Koreans have a thing for the United States, and a lot of them wish to visit the country and enjoy it's its culture.
18th Jul '16 9:38:16 AM Eilevgmyhren
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---> [[EverythinSoundsSexierInFrench Spoke french to his wife]],
---> [[EverythingSoundsMenacingInGerman German German to his dog]],

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---> [[EverythinSoundsSexierInFrench [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Spoke french to his wife]],
---> [[EverythingSoundsMenacingInGerman German German to his dog]],
18th Jul '16 9:37:32 AM Eilevgmyhren
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---> [[EverythingIsSexierInFrench Spoke french to his wife]],

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---> [[EverythingIsSexierInFrench [[EverythinSoundsSexierInFrench Spoke french to his wife]],
18th Jul '16 9:36:51 AM Eilevgmyhren
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---> [[GratuitousGerman German to his dog]],

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---> [[GratuitousGerman [[EverythingSoundsMenacingInGerman German German to his dog]],
18th Jul '16 9:30:49 AM Eilevgmyhren
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---> [[GratuitousLatin Wrote only his letters in Latin]],
---> [[GratuitousFrench Spoke french to his wife]],

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---> [[GratuitousLatin [[SmartPeopleKnowLatin Wrote only his letters in Latin]],
---> [[GratuitousFrench [[EverythingIsSexierInFrench Spoke french to his wife]],
18th Jul '16 8:25:16 AM Beatlemania
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* Before modern times, Koreans were fond of all things China to the point of calling itself the "Small Middle Kingdom" compared to the Middle Kingdom that is China. These affections were generally only reserved for the Dynasties founded by Han Chinese, and the Conquest Dynasties like Yuan and Qing were viewed with contempt and accusations of savagery, which after some century of assimilation turned into a form of respect.
** Modern day Koreans have a thing for the United States, and a lot of them wish to visit the country and enjoy it's culture.



** The United States has always been fascinated by Asia, especially the Far East of China and Japan. The USA of course played a major role in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s history, via the arrival of Commodore Perry's "black ships" and aspects of Japanese culture and its movies were constantly invoked, sometimes malignly, but sometimes benignly as well. In the case of China, Americans naturally confuse different eras of China, and China with Taiwan and Hong Kong, but Kung Fu, Chinese Food (or the local version thereof) and aspects of Chinese fashion and culture remain common reference points for America.

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** The United States has always been fascinated by Asia, especially the Far East of China and Japan. The USA of course played a major role in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s history, via the arrival of Commodore Perry's "black ships" and aspects of Japanese culture and its movies were constantly invoked, sometimes malignly, but sometimes benignly as well. In the case of China, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, Americans naturally confuse different eras of China, and China with Taiwan and Hong Kong, but Kung Fu, Chinese Food (or the local version thereof) and aspects of Chinese fashion and culture remain common reference points for America. America.
* As of late, [[UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} Korea]] is getting more spotlight previously dominated by it's neighbors, although to a lesser extent.
4th Jul '16 9:55:25 PM Funkasaurus
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** A CyclicTrope as well, as many older people particularly in the American South have long viewed traditional Chinese art and cultural artifacts as signs of wealth and culture, a tradition with roots in the antebellum era.


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** Rather tragic MisaimedFandom aside, he also had a deep appreciation for European Jewish philosophy and traditions though he likely would have balked at calling them a ''foreign'' culture.
20th Jun '16 2:25:53 PM Prfnoff
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*** Parodied by the Save Points in ''Videogame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'', which all spout pretentious diatribes about how Japanese gaming is obviously superior to Western "garbage" such as Madden or Videogame/BaldursGate and uses Gaijin as an insult. At least one of which is actually taken from a real argument used online.
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