National Stereotypes

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"In heaven, all the policemen are British, all of the lovers are Italian, all of the chefs are French, 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."
— Traditional Joke

Stereotypes regarding people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit Truth in Television (certain others more so), due to having some basis in reality. But remember, stereotypes are either half-true or dishonest exaggerations; nations are not Planets of Hats where everyone always look and act the same, and there are always differences and exceptions within groups. If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different.

This page serves as an index of tropes pertaining to any kind of ethnic/national/racial stereotyping. Please see Analysis.National Stereotypes to read more detailed, in-depth information about overall stereotypes.

Tropes:

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    General 

    Africans 

    African Americans 

    Americans 

    Australians 

    Brits 

    Canadians 

    Chinese 

    Dutch 

    East Asians 

    Eastern Europeans 

    Europeans 

    French 

    Germans 

    Indians 

    Irish 

    Italians 

    Japanese 

    Jews 

    Latin Americans 

    Middle Easterners 

    Native Americans 

    Russians 

    Scandinavians 

    Scots 

    Spaniards 


Alternative Title(s): Acceptable Nationality Targets

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