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19th Sep '17 3:35:05 PM WillKeaton
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* Taking pride in their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot Reinheitsgebot]]'', which states that beer must be made only from hops, malt, yeast and water, many Germans have a tendency to look down with deep disgust on foreign-made beers that do not conform to the same purity standards.

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* Taking pride in their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot Reinheitsgebot]]'', Reinheitsgebot,]]'' which states that beer must be made only from hops, malt, yeast and water, many Germans have a tendency to look down with deep disgust on foreign-made beers that do not conform to the same purity standards.



** The automobile industry is simply awash in this trope, but usually inverted, with companies producing elegant luxury goods outside their home region and more modest products within. In the United States, German companies are known for producing dazzling luxury cars, VW notwithstanding. Within Europe, however, Mercedes-Benz also makes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_A-Class economy cars]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citaro buses]], which would surprise Americans but wouldn't get a second glance from Europeans. And then you see [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/violinsoldier/222168946/ this]] rolling down a dirt path in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in America, aside from the occasional sports car (like the Corvette or the Ford GT) and Cadillac's V-series sport sedans, American automakers are known for trucks, family sedans, inexpensive muscle cars, and [[HummerDinger luxo-barges]]. Australia and Europe have [[http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/ford-fg-falcon-g6e-turbo.htm models like this.]] Here are a [[http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-american-cars-not-sold-in-america.php few more]] American cars Americans in the States don't get to buy. Japan is a notable exception, with relatively few European or American high end luxury models but fleets and fleets of practical consumer cars.

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** The automobile industry is simply awash in this trope, but usually inverted, with companies producing elegant luxury goods outside their home region and more modest products within. In the United States, German companies are known for producing dazzling luxury cars, VW notwithstanding. Within Europe, however, Mercedes-Benz also makes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_A-Class economy cars]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citaro buses]], buses,]] which would surprise Americans but wouldn't get a second glance from Europeans. And then you see [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/violinsoldier/222168946/ this]] rolling down a dirt path in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in America, aside from the occasional sports car (like the Corvette or the Ford GT) and Cadillac's V-series sport sedans, American automakers are known for trucks, family sedans, inexpensive muscle cars, and [[HummerDinger luxo-barges]]. Australia and Europe have [[http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/ford-fg-falcon-g6e-turbo.htm models like this.]] Here are a [[http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-american-cars-not-sold-in-america.php few more]] American cars Americans in the States don't get to buy. Japan is a notable exception, with relatively few European or American high end luxury models but fleets and fleets of practical consumer cars.
19th Sep '17 3:34:05 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' In the ''Strong Bad Email'' "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail190.html licensed]]", one of the requirements of becoming an officially licensed unlicensed seller of [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Shoddy Knockoffs]] of Strong Bad merchandise is that the country of manufacture has to have changed names five times since Strong Bad was in seventh grade.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' In the ''Strong Bad Email'' "[[http://www.[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail190.html licensed]]", "licensed,"]] one of the requirements of becoming an officially licensed unlicensed seller of [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Shoddy Knockoffs]] of Strong Bad merchandise is that the country of manufacture has to have changed names five times since Strong Bad was in seventh grade.
17th Sep '17 10:53:08 AM nombretomado
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*** For the clubs themselves, BritishFootyTeams probably hold the most prestige overall due to the sheer popularity and money granted by the EnglishPremierLeague.

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*** For the clubs themselves, BritishFootyTeams UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams probably hold the most prestige overall due to the sheer popularity and money granted by the EnglishPremierLeague.
22nd Jul '17 11:39:41 AM SkylaNoivern
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* A UK advert for Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo (??) proclaims itself as "German Engineering For Your Hair", and tells you pretty much nothing about what it is (beyond being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caffeinated shampoo]], being German, and [[BandWagonTechnique selling very well in Germany]]) or why you would want it.

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* A Several UK advert adverts for Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo (??) (a shampoo made to prevent hair loss) proclaims itself as "German Engineering For Your Hair", and tells you pretty much nothing about what it is (beyond being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caffeinated shampoo]], being German, and [[BandWagonTechnique selling very well in Germany]]) or why you would want it.
13th Jul '17 12:53:33 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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** The original spelling of the word was ''Kommando'', light and mobile irregular Boer troops who made a massive impact on the British durinbg the Boer War. So it was South Africa that first raised commando units, technically.

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** The original spelling of the word was ''Kommando'', light and mobile irregular Boer troops who made a massive impact on the British durinbg during the Boer War. So it was South Africa that first raised commando units, technically.



* Cuban cigars, though other nations are starting to catch up.

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* Cuban cigars, though other nations are starting to catch up. They held a ForbiddenFruit status for ''decades'' in the US as a result of the Cuban Revolution and the ensuing embargo.



* American films and cartoons, especially UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} productions. Only in the very beginning of the film industry was this untrue; the first center of film production was in UsefulNotes/NewJersey, where the technology had been invented, but UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison developed a reputation as someone touchy about the patent to his machines, and other would-be filmmakers wanted to be very far away from him indeed. Ever since, Hollywood has been synonymous with big budgets and glamorous {{spectacle}} of a sort that only they could afford.

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* American films and cartoons, especially UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} productions. Only in the very beginning of the film industry was this untrue; the first center of film production was in UsefulNotes/NewJersey, where the technology had been invented, but UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison developed a reputation as someone touchy about the patent to his machines, and other would-be filmmakers wanted to be very far away from him indeed. Around the same time, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI devastated the nascent film industries of many European nations, such that it took decades to catch up. Ever since, Hollywood has been synonymous with big budgets and glamorous {{spectacle}} of a sort that only they could afford.



* The high-end bicycle market is split between Japan (components,) the US (Mountain, BMX, and hand-built steel frames,) and Italy (racing bikes.) Anything actually made in those countries is [[CrackIsCheaper high dollar]], but most brands also manufacture in China and Taiwan.

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* The high-end bicycle market is split between Japan (components,) (components), the US (Mountain, BMX, and hand-built steel frames,) frames), and Italy (racing bikes.) bikes), Anything actually made in those countries is [[CrackIsCheaper high dollar]], but most brands also manufacture in China and Taiwan.



* German tanks have long been among the best. However in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they had a weakness for thinking they were in an engineering contest rather then devise means of efficient homicide. Their tanks were good but took up too much effort in their factories that could go to more tanks.

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* German tanks have long been among the best. However However, in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they had a weakness for thinking they were in an engineering contest rather then devise means of efficient homicide. Their tanks were good but took up too much effort in their factories that could go to more tanks.



* In the early nineteeth century US was the go-to country for simple speed in sailing ship design. Speed of course is often limited for normal mercantile use as it tends to come at the expense of capacity but in the clipper ship era various economic factors made speed more of a priority.

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* In the early nineteeth century US was the go-to country for simple speed in sailing ship design. Speed Speed, of course course, is often limited for normal mercantile use use, as it tends to come at the expense of capacity capacity, but in the clipper ship era various economic factors made speed more of a priority.



* Ironically, UsefulNotes/{{China}} was known for high-quality products for most of its history, especially silk, porcelain and tea. One of the main drivers behind the Age of Exploration was people like ChristopherColumbus trying to find cheap and easy routes to China and its riches. Boy, how times change!
* Each Apple {{iProduct}} is marked on the back as "Designed by Apple in UsefulNotes/{{California}}" right above the legally mandated "Made in China" disclosure, what with California (Silicon Valley specifically) being associated with modernism and high technology. Oldschool computer nerds will tell you, though, that it all is at the expense of the true core of the computer innovation, that is, UsefulNotes/NewEngland, which with its MIT-centered computer industry was a forefront of innovation in the UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers era until overshadowed by those Californian upstarts because of the microprocessor boom and a series of [[ExecutiveMeddling dumb corporate blunders]].

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* Ironically, UsefulNotes/{{China}} was known for high-quality products for most of its history, especially silk, porcelain porcelain, and tea. One of the main drivers behind the Age of Exploration was people like ChristopherColumbus UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus trying to find cheap and easy routes to China and its riches. Boy, how times change!
* Each Apple {{iProduct}} is marked on the back as "Designed by Apple in UsefulNotes/{{California}}" right above the legally mandated "Made in China" disclosure, what with California (Silicon Valley specifically) being associated with modernism and high technology. Oldschool Old-school computer nerds will tell you, though, that it is all is at the expense of the true core of the computer innovation, innovation -- that is, UsefulNotes/NewEngland, which [[HollywoodNewEngland New England]], which, with its MIT-centered computer industry industry, was a forefront of innovation in the UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers era until overshadowed by those Californian upstarts because of the microprocessor boom and a series of [[ExecutiveMeddling dumb corporate blunders]].



* Soviet Union/Russian and [[CoolStarship spaceships]]. First in business, still going. The Chinese space program appears to mostly follow the same steps, with a very similar ship, a very similar early SpaceStation, and an unmanned lunar rover, but it doesn't sell seats to NASA.
* English locomotives used to have an excellent reputation due to being the country in which they were invented. Today France, Germany and Japan are regarded as the best in terms of UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail rolling stock (Though debates which one of those three is the best [[FlameWar can get heated]]) and Switzerland has built itself a niche for regional rolling stock.

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* Soviet Union/Russian Union/Russia and [[CoolStarship spaceships]]. First in business, still going. The Chinese space program appears to mostly follow the same steps, with a very similar ship, a very similar early SpaceStation, and an unmanned lunar rover, but it doesn't sell seats to NASA.
* English locomotives used to have an excellent reputation due to being the country in which they were invented. Today France, Germany Germany, and Japan are regarded as the best in terms of UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail rolling stock (Though (though debates which one of those three is the best [[FlameWar can get heated]]) heated]]), and Switzerland has built itself a niche for regional rolling stock.stock.
* Something that is true almost universally: any product, made in any country, will have at least a few defenders in that country on the basis of simple [[PatrioticFervor national pride]], no matter the quality. In TheEighties, American automakers frequently appealed to patriotism and supporting American workers as selling points in the face of stiff competition from the Japanese, with Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca so famous for his America-boosting that, for a time, there was serious talk of him running for President. Locally-grown foods also feature heavily in how a country, state, or region crafts its image; witness the pride that the French take in their wine, that Floridians take in their oranges, that Georgians take in their peaches, and that Idahoans take in their potatoes. This also factors into [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Import_substitution_industrialization import substitution industrialization]], where a government supports domestic businesses with the intent of reducing reliance on imports; while its effectiveness as an economic policy is mixed, it holds nationalist appeal for many politicians.
10th Jul '17 9:27:11 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Film/PainAndGain''': The China-made electric chainsaw the Sun Gym Gang use to try to dismember the bodies of two of their victims had a number of problems: first it wouldn't start, then it cut out before they could begin, ''then'' it got caught in one of the victims hair rather easily and the blade winds up irreparably jammed.
-->'''Daniel Lugo:''' Figures! "Made In China"! IT'S A PIECE OF CHINA FUCKING ''CRAP''! I fucking told you to get a gas-powered one, not some fucking piece of electric China crap ''shit''!

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* ''Film/PainAndGain''': ''Film/PainAndGain:'' The China-made electric chainsaw the Sun Gym Gang use to try to dismember the bodies of two of their victims had a number of problems: first it wouldn't start, then it cut out before they could begin, ''then'' it got caught in one of the victims hair rather easily and the blade winds up irreparably jammed.
-->'''Daniel Lugo:''' -->'''Lugo:''' Figures! "Made In China"! IT'S A PIECE OF CHINA FUCKING ''CRAP''! I fucking told you to get a gas-powered one, not some fucking piece of electric China crap ''shit''!



-->'''IKEA Robot:'' Enjoy your affordable Swedish crap.

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-->'''IKEA Robot:'' Robot:''' Enjoy your affordable Swedish crap.
10th Jul '17 9:20:42 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->''IKEA Robot: "Enjoy your affordable Swedish crap."''

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-->''IKEA Robot: "Enjoy -->'''IKEA Robot:'' Enjoy your affordable Swedish crap."''
28th Jun '17 7:40:17 AM SkylaNoivern
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* A UK advert for "caffeine shampoo" (??) proclaims itself as "German Engineering For Your Hair", and tells you pretty much nothing about what it is (beyond being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caffeinated shampoo]], being German, and [[BandWagonTechnique selling very well in Germany]]) or why you would want it.

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* A UK advert for "caffeine shampoo" Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo (??) proclaims itself as "German Engineering For Your Hair", and tells you pretty much nothing about what it is (beyond being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caffeinated shampoo]], being German, and [[BandWagonTechnique selling very well in Germany]]) or why you would want it.
21st Jun '17 11:20:00 PM rwe1138
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their prices. (At the cost of harming relations, naturally.)
9th Jun '17 6:48:27 PM igordebraga
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