History Main / QuirkyNeighbourCountry

15th Jul '17 9:57:41 AM nombretomado
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** India has a lot of quirky neighbor countries, just because of how big and dominating it is to all of them and how they all share cultural heritages with each other (think of them as Ancient Greece, but with the size of Europe and the diversity of [[UpToEleven New Guinea]]). Examples include: [[LongList Pakistan to India, Bangladesh to India, Sri Lanka to India, Maldives to India...]] (note that the first two are actually a part of India until shortly after WorldWarII).

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** India has a lot of quirky neighbor countries, just because of how big and dominating it is to all of them and how they all share cultural heritages with each other (think of them as Ancient Greece, but with the size of Europe and the diversity of [[UpToEleven New Guinea]]). Examples include: [[LongList Pakistan to India, Bangladesh to India, Sri Lanka to India, Maldives to India...]] (note that the first two are actually a part of India until shortly after WorldWarII).UsefulNotes/WorldWarII).
9th Jul '17 3:19:27 PM nombretomado
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* The New Zealand[=/=]Australia relationship is referenced on ''FlightOfTheConchords''. New Zealand is painted as a quirky and weird little country, but then again, perhaps that's because the only three New Zealanders shown are Brett, Jermaine and Murray.

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* The New Zealand[=/=]Australia relationship is referenced on ''FlightOfTheConchords''.''Series/FlightOfTheConchords''. New Zealand is painted as a quirky and weird little country, but then again, perhaps that's because the only three New Zealanders shown are Brett, Jermaine and Murray.
17th Apr '17 7:09:17 AM hszmv1
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*** South Jersey is broadly this to Philadelphia, with [[{{Gangsterland}} Camden]] serving as the "nasty" bit and the rest of South Jersey being merely quirky. (By the by, New Jersey is, as Creator/BenjaminFranklin said, "a barrel tapped at both ends"--you're either the QuirkyNeighborCountry to New York or the QuirkyNeighborCountry to Philadelphia. Although honestly, South Jerseyans are liable to consider Philadelphia to be the "quirky" neighbor: Philadelphia is something of a hipster mecca these days, while South Jersey is home to "average" All-American {{suburbia}}).

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*** South Jersey is broadly this to Philadelphia, with [[{{Gangsterland}} Camden]] serving as the "nasty" bit and the rest of South Jersey being merely quirky. (By the by, New Jersey is, as Creator/BenjaminFranklin said, "a barrel tapped at both ends"--you're either the QuirkyNeighborCountry to New York or the QuirkyNeighborCountry to Philadelphia. Although honestly, South Jerseyans are liable to consider Philadelphia to be the "quirky" neighbor: Philadelphia is something of a hipster mecca these days, while South Jersey is home to "average" "average All-American {{suburbia}}).{{suburbia}}).
*** Baltimore is this to Washington D.C. The two cities are 40 minutes by car ride from each other (on a good day) and yet the difference is comparable to Gotham City and Metropolis respectively. As much of the D.C. suburbs are in Maryland or Virginia, there's a very localized version of this trope in how all three view the other two as quirky. This is especially pronounced in the metro-area's very insane driving conditions, which is a product of having to navigate three different attitudes as to proper road etiquette.
20th Oct '16 6:42:17 AM Drope
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* Portugal to Spain.

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* Portugal to Spain. The fact that Portugal doesn't border any other country doesn't help.
20th Oct '16 6:40:51 AM Drope
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* Denmark, Norway and Sweden to each other. Finland to all of them.

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* Denmark, Norway and Sweden to each other. Finland to all of them. And then there's Iceland...
20th Oct '16 6:38:01 AM Drope
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%%* Portugal to Spain.

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%%* * Portugal to Spain.


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** Argentina itself is this to Brazil, alongside the aforementioned three nations and Venezuela. One could also say Brazil is this to the rest of South America besides Chile and Ecuador, the only countries that don't border it.
* Guyana and Suriname are this to South America as a whole, what with them being more culturally-similar to the Caribbean nations than Latin American ones.
20th Oct '16 6:20:18 AM Drope
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** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these, which is weird considering that they're portrayed as England's children.

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** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these, which is weird considering that they're portrayed as England's own children.
20th Oct '16 6:19:20 AM Drope
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** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these.

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** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these.these, which is weird considering that they're portrayed as England's children.
20th Aug '16 2:01:05 PM LentilSandEater
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%%* Israel and Jordan to each other.

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%%* * Israel and Jordan to each other.
20th Aug '16 2:00:00 PM LentilSandEater
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** Not to mention Scotland, Wales and Ireland to England.
*** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these.

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** Not to mention Scotland, Wales and Ireland to England.
*** ** England also sees America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as these.



* Canada to the United States. This even has [[CanadaEh its own subtrope]].
** Not surprisingly, many Canadians also think of the US this way.
** Whilst many [=QNCs=] are smaller than their related country, Canada manages to invert this by being the second largest country by area. It is significantly less populated, and most Canadians live fairly close the the American border, however.
* Cambodia to Vietnam.

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* Canada to the United States. This even has [[CanadaEh its own subtrope]]. \n** Not surprisingly, many Canadians also think of the US this way.
**
way. Whilst many [=QNCs=] are smaller than their related country, Canada manages to invert this by being the second largest country by area. It is significantly less populated, and most Canadians live fairly close the the American border, however.
* %%* Cambodia to Vietnam.



* Eritrea to Ethiopia.

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* %%* Eritrea to Ethiopia.



* Israel and Jordan to each other.

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* %%* Israel and Jordan to each other.



* Korea to Japan.
* Laos to Thailand.
* Liberia and Sierra Leone to each other.

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* %%* Korea to Japan.
* %%* Laos to Thailand.
* %%* Liberia and Sierra Leone to each other.



* Afghanistan to Iran.
* New Zealand to Australia.
* Niger to Nigeria.
* Portugal to Spain.
* San Marino to Italy.

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* %%* Afghanistan to Iran.
* %%* New Zealand to Australia.
* %%* Niger to Nigeria.
* %%* Portugal to Spain.
* %%* San Marino to Italy.



* Switzerland and Austria to Germany.
* Ukraine and Belarus to Russia.

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* %%* Switzerland and Austria to Germany.
* %%* Ukraine and Belarus to Russia.



* Taiwan to China.
* Togo to Ghana.

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* %%* Taiwan to China.
* %%* Togo to Ghana.
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