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15th Nov '17 2:22:18 PM AHI-3000
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# We can also miss proud, arrogant, patriotic boasting remarks like "Our country is uniquely very good at this or that", which is usually also very narrow-minded nationalism. Behaviour cannot be restricted to an entire race, culture or country of people. Not all Americans are obese [[CrazySurvivalist gun freaks]], not all Britons are austere [[SpotOfTea tea lovers]], not all Frenchmen [[FrenchJerk are arrogant]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys cowards]], and not all Asians [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts are aphorism mumbling martial arts experts]]. Each country has claims to have their own specialties, unique drinking culture (beer, wine, tea, coffee,...) and a reputation for being hospitable.

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# We can also miss proud, arrogant, patriotic boasting remarks like "Our country is uniquely very good at this or that", which is usually also very narrow-minded nationalism. Behaviour cannot be restricted to an entire race, culture or country of people. Not all Americans are obese [[FatIdiot obese]] [[CrazySurvivalist gun freaks]], nuts]], not all Britons are austere [[BritishStuffiness austere]] [[SpotOfTea tea lovers]], not all Frenchmen are [[FrenchJerk are arrogant]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys cowards]], and not all Asians are [[MagicalAsian aphorism-mumbling]] [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts are aphorism mumbling martial arts experts]]. Each country has claims to have their own specialties, unique drinking culture (beer, wine, tea, coffee,...) and a reputation for being hospitable.
14th Nov '17 9:29:52 AM LordGro
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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''
->''In hell, all of the policemen are [[AllGermansAreNazis German]], all of the lovers are [[GRatedSex Swiss]], all of the chefs are [[ForeignQueasine British]], all of the cars are [[WalkingTechbane French]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheMafia Italians]]."''

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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers British]], British, all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], Italian, all of the chefs are [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty French]], French, all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], German, and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].Swiss.''
->''In hell, all of the policemen are [[AllGermansAreNazis German]], German, all of the lovers are [[GRatedSex Swiss]], Swiss, all of the chefs are [[ForeignQueasine British]], British, all of the cars are [[WalkingTechbane French]], French, and the whole thing is run by the [[TheMafia Italians]].Italians."''
13th Nov '17 5:25:59 PM AHI-3000
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Stereotypes having to do with people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit TruthInTelevision (certain others more so), due to having some basis in reality. But remember, nations are not [[PlanetOfHats Planets Of Hats]]. If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different.

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Stereotypes having to do with people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit TruthInTelevision (certain others more so), due to having some basis in reality. But remember, nations are not [[PlanetOfHats Planets Of of Hats]]. If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different.




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1. We don't claim that all these types of behaviour are exclusively typical of these nationalities, only that they are very commonly either false or exaggerated perceptions of certain countries. Most of the time these images were created by popular books, comic strips, animated cartoons, films or propaganda, and other times promoted by the country in question. We're listing stereotypes here, which means that we list all these recurring caricatural ideas about other nationalities that can be found regularly in any work of fiction.

2. So no racist or discriminatory quotes claiming: "Hey this stereotype is actually true" or aggressive, offended comments like "Hey, my country or people are nothing like that!" Most countries depict their neighbouring countries as if they are all either lazy, evil, dumb, primitive, ugly or arrogant. Nothing new there and it proves that these stereotypical impressions about other countries are universal, rather than tied to one specific country.

3. We can also miss proud, arrogant, patriotic boasting remarks like "Our country is uniquely very good at this or that", which is usually also very narrow-minded nationalism. Behaviour cannot be restricted to an entire race, culture or country of people. Not all Americans are obese [[CrazySurvivalist gun freaks]], not all Britons are austere [[SpotOfTea tea lovers]], not all Frenchmen [[FrenchJerk are arrogant]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys cowards]], and not all Asians
[[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts are aphorism mumbling martial arts experts]]. Each country has claims to have their own specialties, unique drinking culture (beer, wine, tea, coffee,...) and a reputation for being hospitable.

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# We don't claim that all these types
of behaviour are exclusively typical of these nationalities, only that they are very commonly either false or exaggerated perceptions of certain countries. Most of the time these images were created by popular books, comic strips, animated cartoons, films or propaganda, and other times promoted by the country in question. We're listing stereotypes here, which means that we list all these recurring caricatural ideas about other nationalities that can be found regularly in any work of fiction.
# So no racist or discriminatory quotes claiming: "Hey
this trope by region:stereotype is actually true" or aggressive, offended comments like "Hey, my country or people are nothing like that!" Most countries depict their neighbouring countries as if they are all either lazy, evil, dumb, primitive, ugly or arrogant. Nothing new there and it proves that these stereotypical impressions about other countries are universal, rather than tied to one specific country.
# We can also miss proud, arrogant, patriotic boasting remarks like "Our country is uniquely very good at this or that", which is usually also very narrow-minded nationalism. Behaviour cannot be restricted to an entire race, culture or country of people. Not all Americans are obese [[CrazySurvivalist gun freaks]], not all Britons are austere [[SpotOfTea tea lovers]], not all Frenchmen [[FrenchJerk are arrogant]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys cowards]], and not all Asians [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts are aphorism mumbling martial arts experts]]. Each country has claims to have their own specialties, unique drinking culture (beer, wine, tea, coffee,...) and a reputation for being hospitable.
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[[AC:General]]
* ButNotTooForeign
* CaptainEthnic
* TheChiefsDaughter
* ChildOfTwoWorlds
* CrazyCulturalComparison
* CultureEqualsCostume
* DirtyForeigner
* EthnicMenialLabor
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench %% No, really, it is general.
* ForeignQueasine
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* FunnyForeigner
* HollywoodAtlas
* HollywoodCuisine
* HollywoodNatives
* AnImmigrantsTale
* InternationalShowdownByProxy
* MadeInCountryX
* MisaimedStereotyping
* MistakenNationality
* NationalAnimalStereotypes
* NonSpecificallyForeign
* PhenotypeStereotype
* RuthlessForeignGangsters
* QuirkyNeighbourCountry
* RegionalRiff
* SavagePiercings
* StockForeignName
* UndisclosedNative

[[AC:Africans]]
* AfricanTerrorists
* AmoralAfrikaner
* {{Bulungi}}
* DarkestAfrica

[[AC:African Americans]]
* AngryBlackMan
* BlackAndNerdy
* MagicalNegro
* MalcolmXerox
* {{Mammy}}
* SassyBlackWoman
* ScaryBlackMan
* UncleTomfoolery

[[AC:Americans]]
* AlohaHawaii
* TheAllAmericanBoy
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents
* AmericaSavesTheDay
* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld
* AmericaWonWorldWarII
* AmericansAreCowboys
* BigApplesauce
* TheBigRottenApple
* BrooklynRage
* CorruptHick
* {{Eagleland}}
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* EverytownAmerica
* FastFoodNation
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit
* {{Gangsterland}}
* GoodOlBoy
* HawaiianShirtedTourist
* HorribleHollywood
* ItCameFromBeverlyHills
* {{Joisey}}
* MinnesotaNice
* OnlyInFlorida
* OnlyInMiami
* PatrioticFervor
* RaginCajun
* SalemIsWitchCountry
* TheSavageSouth
* SimpleCountryLawyer
* SoccerHatingAmericans
* SouthernBelle
* SouthernFriedGenius
* SouthernFriedPrivate
* SouthernGentleman
* SouthernGothic
* TipisAndTotemPoles
* ValleyGirl
* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames
* WeAllLiveInAmerica
* TheWildWest

[[AC:Australians]]
* AwesomeAussie
* LandDownUnder

[[AC:Brits]]
* BritishStuffiness
* BritishTeeth
* EvilBrit
* LondonGangster
* TheMeanBrit
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman
* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish
* SpotOfTea
* StiffUpperLip

[[AC:Canadians]]
* CanadaEh
* CanadianEqualsHockeyFan

[[AC:[[StereotypesOfChinesePeople Chinese]]]]
* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu
* AnimeChineseGirl
* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld
* ChineseLaborer
* ChineseLaunderer
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs

[[AC:Dutch]]
* FreestateAmsterdam
* LandOfTulipsAndWindmills

[[AC:East Asians]]
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts
* AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats
* AsianAirhead
* AsianAndNerdy
* AsianDrivers
* AsianHookerStereotype
* AsianRudeness
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish
* AsianStoreOwner
* DragonLady
* DragonsUpTheYinYang
* FarEastAsianTerrorists
* IdenticalLookingAsians
* InscrutableOriental
* InterchangeableAsianCultures
* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow
* YellowPeril

[[AC:Eastern Europeans]]
* {{Ruritania}}
* SensualSlavs
* {{Uberwald}}

[[AC:Europeans]]
* EuropeansAreKinky

[[AC:French]]
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty
* FrenchJerk
* GayParee
* MauriceChevalierAccent

[[AC:Germans]]
* AllGermansAreNazis
** ThoseWackyNazis
* GermanicDepressives
* GermanicEfficiency
* GermanHumor
* HerrDoktor
* {{Kaiserreich}}
* {{Oktoberfest}}

[[AC:Indians]]
* BollywoodNerd
* OperatorFromIndia
* SimSimSalabim

[[AC:Irish]]
* FightingIrish
* IrishExplosivesExpert
* TheIrishMob
* IrishPriest
* OfficerOHara
* {{Oireland}}

[[AC:Italians]]
* ItaliansTalkWithHands
* OliveGarden
* TheMafia

[[AC:Japanese]]
* AnimeLand
* TheIdiotFromOsaka
* JapanesePoliteness
* JapaneseRanguage
* JapaneseTourist
* JapanTakesOverTheWorld
* {{Yakuza}}

[[AC:Jews]]
* AllJewsAreAshkenazi
* AllJewsAreCheapskates
* BadassIsraeli
* GreedyJew
* JewishAndNerdy
* JewsLoveToArgue
* KosherNostra
* MatzoFever

[[AC:Latin Americans]]
* BananaRepublic
* TheCartel
* {{Gaucho}}
* LatinLand
* LatinLover
** SpicyLatina
* LatinoIsBrown
* MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico
* SouthOfTheBorder

[[AC:Middle Easterners]]
* ArabianNightsDays
* ArabOilSheikh
* {{Eurabia}}
* MiddleEasternCoalition
* MiddleEasternTerrorists
* {{Qurac}}

[[AC:Native Americans]]
* BloodBrothers
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins
* BrownFace
* IndianBurialGround
* IndianMaiden
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* PeacePipe
* TheSavageIndian
* TipisAndTotempoles
* TontoTalk

[[AC:Russians]]
* FakeRussian
* GloriousMotherRussia
* HuskyRusskie
* TheMafiya
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong
* RussianGuySuffersMost
* RussiaTakesOverTheWorld
* ThatRussianSquatDance
* VodkaDrunkenski

[[AC:Scandinavians]]
* HornyVikings
* NorseByNorsewest
* SexyScandinavian

[[AC:Scots]]
* UsefulNotes/BonnieScotland
* BraveScot
* ManInAKilt
* {{Scotireland}}
* ThriftyScot
* ViolentGlaswegian

[[AC:Spaniards]]
* DashingHispanic
* {{Spexico}}
* TorosYFlamenco




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15th Oct '17 2:42:15 PM nombretomado
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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''

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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[BritishCoppers [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''
13th Sep '17 4:55:28 PM AHI-3000
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** NationalStereotypes/{{Africa}}

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** NationalStereotypes/{{Asia}}
* NationalStereotypes/{{Oceania}}

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** NationalStereotypes/{{Asia}}
{{NationalStereotypes/Asia}}
* NationalStereotypes/{{Oceania}}{{NationalStereotypes/Oceania}}
25th Aug '17 6:53:55 PM johnnye
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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[FrenchFoodIsHaughty French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''

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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[FrenchFoodIsHaughty [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''
25th Aug '17 6:53:24 PM johnnye
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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[SnailsAndSoOn French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''

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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are [[BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are [[SnailsAndSoOn [[FrenchFoodIsHaughty French]], all of the cars are [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''
25th Aug '17 6:51:49 PM johnnye
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->''In hell, all of the policemen are [[AllGermansAreNazis German]], all of the lovers are [[GRatedSex Swiss]], all of the chefs are British, all of the cars are [[WalkingTechbane French]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheMafia Italians]]."''

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->''In hell, all of the policemen are [[AllGermansAreNazis German]], all of the lovers are [[GRatedSex Swiss]], all of the chefs are British, [[ForeignQueasine British]], all of the cars are [[WalkingTechbane French]], and the whole thing is run by the [[TheMafia Italians]]."''
11th Feb '17 3:00:25 AM Nepeta
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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are British, all of the lovers are French, all of the chefs are Italian, all of the cars are German, and the whole thing is run by the Swiss.''
->''In hell, all of the policemen are German, all of the lovers are Swiss, all of the chefs are British, all of the cars are French, and the whole thing is run by the Italians."''

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->''"In heaven, all the policemen are British, [[BritishCoppers British]], all of the lovers are French, [[LatinLover Italian]], all of the chefs are Italian, [[SnailsAndSoOn French]], all of the cars are German, [[GermanicEfficiency German]], and the whole thing is run by the Swiss.[[TheWatchmaker Swiss]].''
->''In hell, all of the policemen are German, [[AllGermansAreNazis German]], all of the lovers are Swiss, [[GRatedSex Swiss]], all of the chefs are British, all of the cars are French, [[WalkingTechbane French]], and the whole thing is run by the Italians.[[TheMafia Italians]]."''
17th Jan '17 7:50:45 AM Getta
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For people who want to edit this trope. Remember the following:

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Stereotypes having to do with people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit TruthInTelevision (certain others more so), due to having some basis in reality. But remember, nations are not [[PlanetOfHats Planets Of Hats]]. If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different.

See also HollywoodAtlas, FunnyForeigner, and HollywoodCuisine, this trope applied to food. For stereotypical names for foreigners, see StockForeignName.

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For people who want to edit this trope. Remember the following:
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Stereotypes having to do with people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit TruthInTelevision (certain others more so), due to having some basis in reality. But remember, nations are not [[PlanetOfHats Planets Of Hats]]. If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different.

See also HollywoodAtlas, FunnyForeigner, and HollywoodCuisine, this trope applied to food. For stereotypical names for foreigners, see StockForeignName.

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Stereotypes having to do with people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit TruthInTelevision (certain others more so), due to having some basis in reality. But remember, nations are not [[PlanetOfHats Planets Of Hats]]. If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different.

See also HollywoodAtlas, FunnyForeigner, and HollywoodCuisine, this trope applied to food. For stereotypical names for foreigners, see StockForeignName.
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