Some folks have an [[{{fetish}} uncritical admiration]] for all aspects (not just one medium) of a foreign culture. Often they're only enamored of TheThemeParkVersion of the given culture, purposefully ignoring all negative points.

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.

Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, on the personal level. Cultural or country level examples are fine.

A sub-trope of CulturalRebel. Compare PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy, GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff, and OccidentalOtaku. Contrast CreatorProvincialism and CulturalPosturing. See also RaceFetish, where this sort of thing gets a bit more...personal.
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!!Fictional Examples:

* In the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operas:
** ''Theatre/TheMikado'': "There's the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone/All centuries but this and ev'ry countrie but his own"
** ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'': "I do not long for all one sees/That's Japanese."
* Modern SpeculativeFiction sometimes [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld replaces Japan with China as the superior world power]], but Westerners aren't as quick to fetishize Chinese culture (with the notable exception of JossWhedon and ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fans), following at least a century of YellowPeril and RedScare stereotyping of China as an EvilEmpire.
** A possible reason for this is that, while their histories have had their ups and downs, the United States has a ''very'' long record for fetishing the Japanese instead of the Chinese. So it probably always came much more natural otherwise.
* The character John Connor spends a good deal of the film ''Film/RisingSun'' pontificating about how noble Japanese culture is.
** Which is rather amusing considering that the rather {{Anvilicious}} WordOfGod (according to the literal AuthorTract at the end of the book) is that Americans should beware Japan's rising power (remember this was written before their economic bubble burst).
* In ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', the demons developed a vogue for 18th-19th century England (can't remember the period exactly) and were extremely pleased to have a soul from that era teach them how to best immerse themselves in it.
** It's implied that this obsessing over other cultures is pretty much all that the high ranking demons do anymore.
*** Presumably the artistic community in Hell is profoundly lacking. [[TrueArtIsAngsty Which is ironic.]]
* Curson and Jadzia Dax from StarTrekDeepSpaceNine were both enamored of Klingon culture- Curzon is a legend among Klingons and Jadzia married Worf and joined the House of Martok. Ezri Dax, the next incarnation, was less fond of Klingon culture (she retches at the sight of gagh), and had a much more critical eye if the Empire, pointing out the vast amounts of hypocrisy and corruption among a people that claimed to be "honorable".
* The ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' spinoff "4 Gregs" has Japanese Culture Greg.
* Mentioned at one point in ''SomethingPositive'' (other than the whole "smite the {{catgirl}}s" thing) by one of the characters after she scared off some guy with a CallingYourAttacks moment: she says adding "Ancient Secret Chinese technique" will scare opponents off much more effectively, adding "White people are so much fun" or words to that effect.
** Likewise, there's a strip where [=PeeJee=] and Aubrey (both Asian) mock GwenStefani's pop adoption of Japanese memetics, complete with having four "Harajuku girls" who follow her around and aren't ever referred to by their real names. [=PeeJee=] suggests the girls are likely "tutoring" Stefani in Japanese -- "Seeing a withered little pop star trying to order sushi in Japanese and instead telling the waiter about her intense venereal disease would be better than any Christmas bonus I've ever received."
* ''MadMen'''s Bert Cooper is very much the Orientalist. That is, the old-school version of the Japanese culture fetish; he has ''shōji'' partitions and has ''ukiyo-e'' prints (including ''The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife'') in his office (which he makes people remove their shoes before entering).
* In the historical novel ''A Gathering of Days'', the main character doesn't want to call her stepmother Ann "Mother", so she settles on "Mamann". The stepmother approves, saying something like "we can say it is after the French, and therefore the height of fashion".
* In the novel ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Tiger Tanaka puts down Westerners who live in Japan and emulate and study (and often marry) the Japanese. [[Literature/JamesBond Bond]] calls him out on this and Tiger admits that many of these scholars are sincere but Tiger is still rather old fashioned and racist toward any non-Japanese.
* Leroy Green in the film ''Film/TheLastDragon'' is an African-American man who displays a whole lot more interest in Asian culture than just learning Kung Fu.
* [[BadBoss Georg]] from ''Series/{{Naeturvaktin}}'' admires anything to do with Sweden and Swedish culture. A new employee from Sweden is one of the few people in the entire series he treats pleasantly or respectfully.
* Creator/OscarWilde's ''AnIdealHusband'' features a French character who is a devoted Anglophile (i.e. he likes British stuff).
* [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher Oswald Spengler]] stated in ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that westerners essentially had this 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. (Thank God!)
* The Gaulic chief Aplusbégalix ([[BoxingEpisode Cassius Ceramix]] in English) from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' has this for the Roman empire. Even if it makes no sense. "We'll build an aqueduct even if we don't need one, because it's ROMAN!"
** Also note how everything in his home is a cobbled mix of Roman and barbarian elements.
** The same comic starts with a panel where a young Gaulic man gets his hair cut Roman style, while an older, long-haired Gaul looks on disapprovingly. Just like an old square from TheFifties or TheSixties would when meeting a hippie (alternatively, a member of LaResistance seeing [[LesCollaborateurs a collaborator]]).
* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' has Candie, who has one for the French. Strangely, it only extends to [[InsistentTerminology being called]] ''[[GratuitousFrench Monsieur]]'' Candie and naming a slave after a character from ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', he can't speak or understand French. When Schultz has to tell him that Creator/AlexandreDumas was black (by the standards back then, having a black grandfather was enough), he doesn't take it well.
* In ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'', Shinobu has a European culture fetish, while Alice fetishize on Japanese culture. One scene played this conflict for laughs: Shinobu said she wants to dye her hair blond for this trope, and ''also'' for this trope Alice strongly refused.
* In ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace'', Janie falls in the love with the new and exciting culture that the Italian [=POWs=] bring to her austere village.
* Jeremy Jamm, the resident {{Jerkass}} on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', loves what he calls "Chinese crap", i.e. random things from every East Asian culture put together with no awareness of what they are.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor appears to have a massive ''thing'' about 19th/20th Century English culture, always using a [[AliensOfLondon British accent of some kind]] (generally Received Pronunciation but he's been Scottish, Cockney, Manc and posh-Scouse in some incarnations) and usually dressing in a combination of 19th/early 20th and late 20th fashion (SeventiesHair and knitwear over Creator/OscarWilde Victorian clothes! A 1940s leather jacket over a modern jumper and black jeans! A 1920s-style suit with a {{Hipster}} influence! A Nineties-style suit with a 1930s trenchcoat!). He always seems to hang around this era and place, and praises it a lot. Both the Fifth and Eighth Doctor have referred to themselves as either almost-English or honorary-English. Susan displays one too, getting very excited about whatever pop music is in the charts, and mentioning a lot how being in 20th Century England has been the best time in her life.
** According to Susan, the First Doctor has a massive thing about TheFrenchRevolution, and says it is his favourite period in history. The Doctor takes great pleasure in this story indulging in a bit of {{Cosplay}} and roleplaying as locals rather than [[ChangedMyJumper just being blatantly anachronistic as usual]]. The Tenth Doctor also inhereted this trait, having a bit of a fetish for anything French.
** The English develop a fetish for Dalek culture in the audio story "Jubilee". Since Daleks are ANaziByAnyOtherName, this is extremely problematic.
** The Third Doctor seems to particularly like Venusian culture; a master of Venusian lullabies, Venusian hopscotch and Venusian aikido.

!!Historical examples (roughly chronological):

* [[AncientRome Ancient Romans]] were heavily influenced by [[AncientGreece Greek]] culture starting around the 3rd century BC, to the point of hijacking ClassicalMythology entirely. Oddly enough, until the 1st century BC, any Roman publicly admitting to being interested in Greek culture was considered abnormal. Even Hadrian (2nd century AD) was made fun of for being a bit too Greek (his nickname was Graeculus, little Greek). Meaning that while there was a clear Greek influence, no Roman would be caught dead admitting it.
** The Romans and the Chinese never quite met, but they were vaguely aware of each other due to Silk Road intermediaries. Chinese silk was so huge in the Roman Empire that the Roman name for China was "Seres", meaning "the place where silk comes from". The Chinese, for their part, considered Rome a rough Western equivalent of China, and particularly loved Roman glass beads.
* The examples mentioned in ''Astérix'' above are quite historically accurate, as they were in many other areas the Romans conquered.
* The Greeks themselves had a thing for AncientEgypt and to a lesser extent Phoenicia , borrowing their math, science, philosophy, and some customs. Of these, probably the most significant is the Athenian City Dionysia--a state-supported festival involving plays, music, and wine for everyone--which was probably inspired by a similar Egyptian festival dedicated to [[EgyptianMythology Osiris]] (both Dionysos and Osiris were fertility/agriculture-related gods dismembered, reassembled, and brought back to life). The Egyptian festival featured a reenactment of the Osiris dismemberment myth, and probably the first plays at the Dionysia were tellings of the equivalent tale of Dionysos; Dionysos was also associated with goats, and this story, according to Creator/{{Aristotle}}, was called ''tragōidia''--"Song of the he-goat"--from which we get "{{Tragedy}}". Both festivals also involved participants waggling sculpted phalluses in commemoration of the dismemberment (Osiris' member was replaced by a wooden one, as a fish ate it; Dionysos was of course a fertility god and also "the party god," so the association with phalluses came naturally).
** The Greeks loved Egypt so much that eventually the Pharaoh set aside a city-sized chunk of land for them to build the colony of Naucratis on.
** Egypt itself was ceased by Alexander and became Greek as time went on. It remained one of the bastion of Hellenism for centuries and its capital (one of the numerous Alexandrias, the only one that really endured) was a beacon of civilization.
* The Japanese adapted many of their cultural traits from the Chinese, most notably their writing systems (kanji literally means "Chinese characters"[[labelnote:*]]In a roundabout manner. It might be more precise to say "Han characters," as in the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing Han Dynasty]], but because the dominant ethnic group of China--i.e. the people we think about when we think of China--call themselves the Han people, after the dynasty.[[/labelnote]]) and Chinese Buddhism, which was fused together with the indigenous Shinto religion.
** Love of Japanese culture is oft mocked on the internet as "Weeabooism", from a MemeticMutation borne of ''PerryBibleFellowship'' comics and an Imageboard word filter for "Japanophile." And it doesn't just refer to [[FanDumb particularly obsessive anime fans]] ("OccidentalOtaku"). Not even the ones who own a few too many [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]. "Weeaboo" means a special brand of obsessive, crazy idiot who believes everything Japanese is superior, and wants to move to Japan and become a video game programmer/anime producer/manga artist/ninja/other hilariously improbable career. Enough of them actually accomplish the moving to Japan part, where their dreams are invariably crushed, to the point where the Japanese themselves have developed a stereotype about them...
*** 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.
* 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.
** They also borrowed a lot of political ideas from Germany and Prussia, as they were the dominant power when Japan was modernising -- this is why their parliament is still called the Diet.
** During the Meiji period the government encouraged adoption of parts of Western culture/society and technology in hopes of "catching up" to the Western powers, both economically and militarily (to some factions, as a means to an end -- being able to kick out the Westerners). However, while the government had a somewhat set idea for how to go about this -- "Western technology, JapaneseSpirit" was the motto -- some civilians and government/military officers alike would end up favoring particular, unintended aspects of the countries they went to or heard about.
** Turns out Japanese are also capable of having their dreams shattered... in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome Paris]].
** Lolita fashion draws inspiration from the Victorian era Europe.
* During TheHighMiddleAges, and again during the ''Grand Siècle'' (i.e. the 17th century) there was a French fashion, in which all true courtliness was done according to the manner of the French court and, if possible, in the French language.
** Where Britain and TheHighMiddleAges are concerned, it might be ''slightly'' related to the fact that the entirety of the British nobility and upper-class was ethnically and culturally French. For other reasons (mainly being the most constituted nation of the bunch), same effects were experienced in Northern Spain, Northern Italy and Western Germany (notwithstanding that the whole West of the Holy Roman Empire was made of modern Eastern France at that time).
* In the 18th century, there was a Turkish fad (some of you may remember it from ''{{Amadeus}}'').
* The Renaissance went through a Greco-Roman fad, various facets of which repeated throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Notable instances include the Augustan fad of the 1730-1770 period, the Neoclassicism of the 1820s, and the Greek Revival of the 1880s. Romanticism began as a sort of HypeBacklash against the Augustan period.
** [[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. (Thank God!)
** British statesman Lord Chesterfield mentioned this in his ''Literature/LettersToHisSon'': "I was not without thoughts of wearing the 'toga virilis' of the Romans, instead of the vulgar and illiberal dress of the moderns" (letter 149)
** You'll notice UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution took place during this time. Several of America's Founding Fathers, particularly UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, were fond of UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic. Note how the upper house of the U.S. Congress and of the states' legislatures are called "the Senate" and then there's the abundance of Greco-Roman architecture in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC and the state capitals. Also, part of the reason the bald eagle was chosen as the new country's symbol was apparently because the Romans had a thing about eagles. However, the Founding Fathers were not fond of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire and hoped that enough checks and balances would prevent the United States from emulating Rome's eventual slid into dictatorship.
** There's an old czarist tradition whereby Moscow is claimed as "the third Rome". The idea is that the center of the Christian church began in Rome and (if you're an Eastern Orthodox believer) moved to Constantinople ("the second Rome"). Then, after Constantinople fell to the Muslim Turks, the Eastern Orthodox Church moved its headquarters to Moscow ("the third Rome"). Thus, Russia claims itself as the spiritual successor to the Roman Empire by way of the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. Obviously, this idea was out of favor under the atheistic Soviet Union, but it's seen a resurgence in Putin's Russia and has become a big part of Russian nationalist rhetoric.
** When western dictators get a megalomaniac streak, it's very common for them to start viewing themselves as modern-day Roman Emperors. UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte saw his empire as a recreation of the Roman Empire. UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler got the Nazi salute from the Roman salute. Plus, in Hitler's view of history, the "First Reich" was the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire, which unsurprisingly claimed itself as a new version of the regular Roman Empire.
* There was a Scottish fad in Victorian England for a while (c. 1870-1880).
* After Napoleon's Battle of the Nile, there was an Egyptian fad, which was repeated in the 1920s after the discovery of King Tut's tomb.
* Around late 1700s to the 1850s there was also a massive craze in Europe for Chinese-style (Chinoiserie) art and especially porcelain.
* Dano-Norwegian playwright ''Ludvig Holberg'' (18th century Denmark) nailed the trope in a little poem, roughly translated like this:
---> A man who wished to show he was learned
---> [[GratuitousLatin Wrote only his letters in Latin]],
---> [[GratuitousFrench Spoke french to his wife]],
---> [[GratuitousGerman German to his dog]],
---> [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons and Danish to his servants]].
* KingLudwigII of Bavaria had a thing for pre-Revolution era France.
** Ludwig's grandfather, Ludwig I, had a thing for Ancient Greece, which is why the German spelling of "Bavaria" was changed from ''Baiern'' to ''[[XtremeKoolLetterz Bayern]]''.
* Voltaire believed in a "benevolent despot" system after visiting Prussia and becoming pen pals with CatherineTheGreat.
* Her son, Russian Emperor Pavel, was a great admirer of Prussia, just like his (probably[[note]]Need we remind that CatherineTheGreat love life was ''[[ReallyGetsAround legendary]]''? And Pavel greatly resembled one of her favorites, count Saltykov.[[/note]]) father Peter III, to the point of returning to Prussia all the lands conquered by his mother. This definitely didn't endear him to his population and especially his courtiers, especially given [[JerkAss what a jerk he was about it]], and directly led to his assassination a couple years later.
* And in more recent times, baritone singer and African-American Communist Paul Robeson, who in post WWII US, firmly believed everything was better in the USSR, including the treatment of minorities. When Stalin died and the corruption of the system revealed, he never recovered from the shock.
** Communism believes that at the root of racism and sexism, there was classism, and to get rid of these, you had to abolish class. So a classless society like the USSR would in theory have neither. This occurred famously with Stalin's invitation to all American Blacks to come to the USSR (though this was as much to shame the United States and show the USSR to be morally superior), and the Chinese Communists' "tractor women", who were women trained in a traditionally male field, using the tractor. It's also why there have been close ties to Communism and both America's Civil Rights Movement and Second Wave Feminism. Robeson was not acting on a cultural fetish so much as ideology and willful blindness. He extended this selective blindness to both Mao in China and Castro in Cuba.
* {{Friedrich Nietzsche}} was very fond of French, Russian, and Classical Greek cultures, and considered them superior to his own German culture and based a fair amount of his philosophy on this. Towards the end of his (sane) life, he began to emphasize his Polish roots, to the point where he would sometimes deny that he was German at all and insist that he was entirely Polish. (As Poles were second-class citizens in ImperialGermany, he may have just been [[TheGadfly trying to annoy people]].)
* Quite a few Estonians liked German culture in the late 19th century and tried to imitate it. They were called Juniper Germans (''Kadakasakslased''). This led to some odd things, like the ''{{Literature/Kalevipoeg}}''--the Estonian national epic--being written by a fellow named Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald.
** Similarly, north from Estonia, Finland also fell in love with Germany during the early stages of Finnish nationalism, to the point that the newly independent Finland was supposed to become a monarchy, with a German prince as the new king. The end of the First World War cut those plans short. This allegiance to Germany came back to play in the Second World War, with some regrettable implications...
* British people, even those critical of its politics, love America and couldn't live without the culture. Many rural areas in the UK have large shopping parks or malls, just like in America, except that the country is far smaller. Particularly relevant because of the CulturalCringe - many Brits feel that they are should be able to live in America as a result of the similarities between culture.
* Australia had (has) a very strong Anglophile streak, lessening in the 1970s to be replaced by America, though that's more of a conflicted fandom.
* Oh, and way back in the 70s, everything American was sooo hip in Europe.
* UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} had a hard on for anything that's not Russian while the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_curtain Iron Curtain]] was up. Then, after 1989 the foreign stuff started pouring in, and throughout TheNineties people were going crazy for literally ''anything'' that came from west of the border. This eventually led to the development of an ultra-nationalistic cultural (and political) movement around the turn of the millennium.
** This is typical of most post-East Bloc countries in general, but Hungary's case is somewhat special in that under the so-called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goulash_communism goulash communism]]" instated in the 1960s, the Hungarian economy was the most open to the West within the Bloc (which isn't saying much; even Yugoslavia--which had a similar economic system necessitating some trade controls but was neutral in the Cold War and thus not part of the Eastern Bloc--saw far more trade with the West than Hungary).
* A very touchy example was the glorification of all things Africa by black Americans (mostly in the early- to mid-nineties), most of whom are ''not'' seen as "fellow Africans" by people currently living on that continent, but are rather viewed as simply Americans with darker skin color.
** Especially odd was the use of Swahili by such groups, when it is an East African language that none of the West African slaves would have understood or even heard of. They actually spoke a wide variety of tongues -- Fon, Wolof, Yoruba, Ibo, Fula, etc., but virtually none would have spoken Swahili.
* This trope also tends to occur whenever white people dare to turn a popular aspect of black culture into something TotallyRadical. Note the amount of rock acts in the early Aughties that tried to marry their genre with rap, or cringe worthy commercials where a "hip grandma" or culturally sensitive college kid would says things like "that's da bomb" or "that's tight" with a straight face.
* "Eastern" Spirituality in so many of its glorious forms is really a "western" imagination of something deemed excitingly exotic, peaceful and, well, "spiritual", and most of all, full of opportunities to escape one's dull life.
** It doesn't help that the New Age movement has gotten so tangled up with what the west considers Eastern mysticism.
** The mangled "Eastern" Spirituality can be detected in the differing views on reincarnation: Westerners view it as a way to return to the world and have a better new life, whereas Easterners view it as a negative cycle that must be broken.
*** There's a reason for this, as the reincarnation isn't an "Eastern" concept as such: there ''were'' a culturally Western faiths with a belief in reincarnation: for example a Pythagorean mysticism, which indeed espoused such views.
** Additionally, most Westerners who accept Buddhism do so because it fits their atheism/agnosticism and Scientific Rationalism. They tend to strip all the supernatural and ceremonial elements out of Buddhism and declare it a philosophy, or say it's something other than a religion. They view traditional Eastern practice of Buddhism as a perversion of Buddha's message, and that Asian cultures have been doing it all wrong. Go over to the discussion section of the other Wiki's article on Buddhism, and you will see a 5+ year argument over the definition of Buddhism. Those who favor describing it as a religion tend to come from Asian cultures (they even cite their own language's wiki).
** The website Stuff White People Like [[http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/18/2-religions-that-their-parents-dont-belong-to/ notes]] that the Asian religions liked by Westerners are usually the opposite of what they grew up with and religions that don't have much restrictions (which is why Islam is not a common religion for Westerners to convert to).
** Christianity itself is a Middle Eastern religion which caught on with the Romans for, come to think of it, pretty much the same reasons today's westerns buy into eastern spirituality.
* Also applies to martial arts.
* The bizarre Israeli-fetish found in some strains of American Christian fundamentalism, and the appropriation of Jewish symbolism found in some Christian groups. It comes off as both philo-Semitic and antisemitic at the same time. Gets more than a little freaky when you find out a chunk of that fundamentalist population loves Israel because they think the unification of the Holy Land and the rebuilding of the Temple Mount are necessary for Christ to come again... and they don't really seem to care about what happens to the Jews after that.
** This fetish also makes many of them as rabid as the most extreme right-wing Israelis (with the added bonus of being thousands of miles away from the practical results of their proposed policies) and blithely indifferent to what happens to the Palestinians. The real life complexities of the situation don't really interest them at all; whoever gets in the way of the Holy Land being under complete Israeli control is the enemy of God, to be crushed or swept aside without mercy. In this, they actually agree with the craziest of the crazy of Israel, the ultra-right-wing Religious Zionists, who tend to be ultra-Orthodox Jews as well as far-right wingers politically aiming for the "redemption" of the Land of Israel: it's the same thing, it's just that the Jewish ones are hoping for an unknown Messiah, whereas the Christians think they know [[{{Jesus}} who]] the Messiah is. As a result, [[StrangeBedfellows said rabid right-wing Israelis consider them very valuable allies]].
*** All this, by the way, makes things very confusing for American neo-Nazis. Should they support the left-wing party or the pro-Israel party? The rest of the right doesn't care about their plight, of course, as the neo-Nazi movement is small enough to comfortably ignore.
** The essentially same happened among the large part of the Russian far right, who chose to throw away the intense, bitter Antisemitism that was a traditional trait of the movement, and instead come as downright Zionist. This is for somewhat different reason, though, and has mostly to do with a shift of their object of hatred towards Muslims and perceprion of [[BadassIsraeli Israelis' "raghead bashing" prowess]].
* There is a small, but obsessive, fanbase for Monaco, and its lavish culture. This can largely be attributed either to the reputation of the casinos of Monte Carlo or the fact that the country's most famous princess was Creator/GraceKelly.
* Related to both the Monaco and Israeli fandoms is the long-standing fetishization of "Arabia" and the Bedouin culture in American movie making (the adaptation of ''Literature/TheSheik'' (which starred a Mexican-descent actor as the lord of the burning sands,) and the quasi-historic ''{{Lawrence of Arabia}}'' as only two examples.) In more recent years, some political factions in the USA have gained a deep affinity for Arab and Muslim culture. This has taken a particular edge in the progressive support for the Palestinian side in the on-going MidEast conflict - a support that glosses over the significant differences between progressive & fundamentalist Palestinian approaches to homosexuality, women's liberation, protection of ethnic minorities and respect for religious freedom, among other issues.
* The French have had a cultural obsession with Africa and Africans for going on a century now (it wanes in popularity every few decades and then comes back). Picasso famously represented it in a few of his paintings (many of those distorted faces are actually meant to be African tribal masks), and Josephine Baker is still a household name. The obsession came about through a combination of French colonialism and an influx of African American expatriates settling in Paris after each of the World Wars.
* Brazil is a country with a cultural obsession of "mixing" with other nations -- it's been a long held belief that Brazil's strength comes not from its racial purity, but from its propensity for mixing with as many races and cultures as possible, thus adopting their best traits into the larger Brazilian culture. There have been waves of cultural obsession, including Japanese, Arab, American, Portuguese, African, German, Italian, etc. At any given time in their history, the Brazilian intelligentsia has been obsessed with ''some'' nation's culture.
* (White) America has had a long standing fascination for Native American, even through their displacement. The Boston Tea Party protesters dressed in buckskins and feathers as a symbol of their American identity, playing "Cowboys and Indians" has been a long time kids favorite, and people from the military (Mohawk hairstyles for paratroopers during WWII) to New age hippies (who seem to believe in the MagicalNativeAmerican stereotype) seem to love wearing the culture. There's also the recent trend of feather headdresses as fashion accessories, as well as "Indian Girl" tattoos. This does not make most Native Americans very happy. Especially not that Navajo Print hip flask that Urban Outfitters sells. This is much more likely to be a random melding of traits from a dozen different cultures spread over the continent than from one specific tribe as well, making it downright ''confusing'' to people with actual knowledge.
* The [[OccidentalOtaku Weeaboo]] have new hipster cousins: Koreaboos. Love for K-pop and Korean food today is similar to love for all things Japanese in the 1990s.
* Scandinavia and the Nordic countries get a lot of this. If its not a general fascination with Vikings and such things, it is most probably admiration of the Nordic welfare system. Music is also important, with some foreign Metalheads in particular, who seem to believe that the famous Black Metal and Death Metal scenes of Norway and Sweden respectively, are totally mainstream and played on pop radio. It isn't so--Remember that although Sweden produced half the forerunners of melodic death metal, it also produced Music/{{ABBA}}.
* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany has a significant following worldwide amongst white supremacists and anti-Semites. Of course, it's only this trope for the neo-Nazis who aren't German. There's also a weird "Nazi chic" trend in some Asian countries, which is based on the aesthetics of the regime rather than its vile ideology. Hence, there are [[http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/chinese-lovebirds-nazi-garb Nazi-themed weddings in China]].
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