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* People from UsefulNotes/{{Tennessee}} are either hillbillies who play banjos and [[IncestIsRelative sleep with their cousins]], typical fat DeepSouth rednecks, or murderous inner-city thugs who will beat you up, steal your wallet, and shank you with a knife if they think you might have more than $5 on you. The hillbillies are all on meth, the rednecks are all drunk, and the gangstas guzzle codeine cough syrup by the quart. The exceptions are Nashville, which is populated entirely with country musicians, Memphis, with blues musicians, and Graceland, which is filled with [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] freaks.

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* People from UsefulNotes/{{Tennessee}} are either hillbillies who play banjos and [[IncestIsRelative [[KissingCousins sleep with their cousins]], typical fat DeepSouth rednecks, or murderous inner-city thugs who will beat you up, steal your wallet, and shank you with a knife if they think you might have more than $5 on you. The hillbillies are all on meth, the rednecks are all drunk, and the gangstas guzzle codeine cough syrup by the quart. The exceptions are Nashville, which is populated entirely with country musicians, Memphis, with blues musicians, and Graceland, which is filled with [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] freaks.


* Because of the extent to which the U.S. influences popular culture worldwide, many people "[[PopCulturalOsmosis know]]" about life in the U.S. through television series set here and are not always shy about admitting that television series are their source of information. However, those series are by definition works of fiction intended as entertainment, and [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS not all]] TV series on which people base their views of the U.S. are even original to the U.S.

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* Because of the extent to which the U.S. influences popular culture worldwide, many people "[[PopCulturalOsmosis know]]" about life in the U.S. through television series set here and are not always shy about admitting that television series are their source of information. However, those series are by definition works of fiction intended as entertainment, entertainment and shaped by market forces; as a result, many people believe things about life here that vary from slanted to flatly wrong. Also, [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS not all]] TV series on which people base their views of the U.S. are even original to the U.S.


* Often depicted as if it's one large continent, similar to Antarctica, while in reality the Arctic, or "North Pole" is the name for several regions comprised of Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, and even Scandinavia and Northern Russia.

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* Often depicted as if it's one large continent, similar to Antarctica, while in reality the Arctic, or "North Pole" is the name for several regions comprised of Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, and even Scandinavia the Nordic countries and Northern Russia.


* UsefulNotes/{{Texas}}: Howdy Y'all! Everyone in Texas is a gun-toting, horse-riding cowboy who eats nothing but gigantic steaks and huge bowls of chilli, drinks nothing but gigantic servings of beer (Shiner, Lone Star, or Budweiser if you have it), whiskey, and tequila, and drives a gigantic pickup truck. Texans all wear big cowboy hats, carry lassos, and attend rodeos every evening, where they'll square dance, gamble, ride a mechanical bull and eventually start a shootout.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Texas}}: Texas: Howdy Y'all! Everyone in Texas is a gun-toting, horse-riding cowboy who eats nothing but gigantic steaks and huge bowls of chilli, drinks nothing but gigantic servings of beer (Shiner, Lone Star, or Budweiser if you have it), whiskey, and tequila, and drives a gigantic pickup truck. Texans all wear big cowboy hats, carry lassos, and attend rodeos every evening, where they'll square dance, gamble, ride a mechanical bull and eventually start a shootout.

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* Because of the extent to which the U.S. influences popular culture worldwide, many people "[[PopCulturalOsmosis know]]" about life in the U.S. through television series set here and are not always shy about admitting that television series are their source of information. However, those series are by definition works of fiction intended as entertainment, and [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS not all]] TV series on which people base their views of the U.S. are even original to the U.S.


*** Americans only guzzle down unhealthy food, including (but not limited to) hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, burritos, deep pan pizzas, barbecue ribs, potato chips and similar crunchy snacks, fried chicken, turkey, chilli, chocolate bars, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream, apple pie and drink either soda, cola, or beer. They only visit snack bars, all night dining restaurants and fast food chains.

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*** ** Americans only guzzle down unhealthy food, including (but not limited to) hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, burritos, deep pan pizzas, barbecue ribs, potato chips and similar crunchy snacks, fried chicken, turkey, chilli, chocolate bars, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream, apple pie and drink either soda, cola, or beer. They only visit snack bars, all night dining restaurants and fast food chains.


*** It really doesn't help that Adam Richman's ''Series/ManVFood'' is widely screened outside the USA and serves to confirm the widely-held notion that a majority of Americans are obese, waddling gutbuckets. Even the ''standard'' portion of whatever foodstuff Adam is sampling is vastly spilling-off-the-plate larger than a comparable eatery in, say, Britain, would serve. And Adam himself visibly gains a lot of weight over the course of the series...

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*** It really doesn't help that Adam Richman's ''Series/ManVFood'' is widely screened outside the USA and serves to confirm the widely-held notion that a majority huge chunk of Americans are obese, waddling gutbuckets. Even the ''standard'' portion of whatever foodstuff Adam is sampling is vastly spilling-off-the-plate larger than a comparable eatery in, say, Britain, would serve. And Adam himself visibly gains a lot of weight over the course of the series...series.
* America is also known for the significant amount of recreational drug use prevalent in the country (far more than any other developed nation) resulting in many common stereotypes, including: drunken, giggling men celebrating St. Patrick's Day in New York, unshaven roadside hippies listening to Jimi Hendrix while stoned out of their minds in California, drug-abusing gangsta rap and hip-hop stars, large crowds full of intoxicated teenagers and young adults dancing wildly to booming rave and club music at house parties, the shaken mental patient recounting his illuminating and/or terrifying hallucinogenic drug experiences, crowds of coughing, dazed stoners campaigning for the marijuana legalization on "4/20", cigar-chomping, filthy-rich businessmen, celebrity alcoholics that drink and drive, beer-guzzling, cocaine-snorting heavy metal stars, crystal meth-addicted, gun-brandishing Southern rednecks and perpetually terrified, depressed emos addicted to prescription drugs and heroin. A great deal of the drug abuse prevalent in the United States is due to the extreme policies of the War on Drugs started by Richard Nixon in the late 1960s (and championed further by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s), which has failed miserably in the U.S. and has caused a lot of societal damage throughout the country, especially to the poor and minorities (although some substances have been decriminalized and legalized in specific states).


* DividedStatesOfAmerica: [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem The United States have a unique political system]] in the sense that there are -- in contrast to other modern democracies -- only two major and significant political parties: The Democrats, perceived as left-wing and liberal/progressive, and the Republicans, perceived as right-wing and conservative. This distinction is somewhat laughable in other Western countries, because according to their political standards the American left-wing is closer to the center-right and the American right to the far-right (as of 2019, the Republican Party is largely far-right, while the Democratic Party is effectively centrist, containing a mixture of socialists, liberals, moderates and conservatives). However, foreigners tend to oversee that even within both parties there are people whose views are more leftist and/or rightist despite their party's public image. Some people outside the USA aren't even aware that [[FalseDichotomy there are ''other'' parties besides the Democrats and Republicans in the USA]]. It's just that they lack the financial backing to make their campaign and candidates equally noticed. They do get invited to political debates sometimes, but mostly as filler material for the journalists. The situation is especially problematic during the presidential elections, where only one candidate of each party can be voted in. By lack of [[TakeAThirdOption a significant third option]] many Americans don't bother to vote, which wouldn't be such a problem if it weren't for the fact that the entire world is affected by their voting decisions. Since World War II, America's influence on world politics and economy has been so dominant that many people across the world always hope that the American people vote wisely instead of going for the most superficial or politically extreme candidate. This also explains why the US presidential elections attract more attention from the foreign press than any other country.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem The United States have a unique political system]] in the sense that there are -- in contrast to other modern democracies -- only two major and significant political parties: The Democrats, perceived as left-wing and liberal/progressive, and the Republicans, perceived as right-wing and conservative. This distinction is somewhat laughable in other Western countries, because according to their political standards the American left-wing is closer to the center-right and the American right to the far-right (as of 2019, the Republican Party is largely far-right, while the Democratic Party is effectively largely centrist, containing a mixture of socialists, liberals, moderates and conservatives). However, foreigners tend to oversee that even within both parties there are people whose views are more leftist and/or rightist despite their party's public image. Some people outside the USA aren't even aware that [[FalseDichotomy there are ''other'' parties besides the Democrats and Republicans in the USA]]. It's just that they lack the financial backing to make their campaign and candidates equally noticed. They do get invited to political debates sometimes, but mostly as filler material for the journalists. The situation is especially problematic during the presidential elections, where only one candidate of each party can be voted in. By lack of [[TakeAThirdOption a significant third option]] many Americans don't bother to vote, which wouldn't be such a problem if it weren't for the fact that the entire world is affected by their voting decisions. Since World War II, America's influence on world politics and economy has been so dominant that many people across the world always hope that the American people vote wisely instead of going for the most superficial or politically extreme candidate. This also explains why the US presidential elections attract more attention from the foreign press than any other country.


* DividedStatesOfAmerica: [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem The United States have a unique political system]] in the sense that there are -- in contrast to other modern democracies -- only two major and significant political parties: The Democrats, perceived as left-wing and liberal/progressive, and the Republicans, perceived as right-wing and conservative. This distinction is somewhat laughable in other Western countries, because according to their political standards the American left-wing is closer to the center-right and the American right to the far-right. However, foreigners tend to oversee that even within both parties there are people whose views are more leftist and/or rightist despite their party's public image. Some people outside the USA aren't even aware that [[FalseDichotomy there are ''other'' parties besides the Democrats and Republicans in the USA]]. It's just that they lack the financial backing to make their campaign and candidates equally noticed. They do get invited to political debates sometimes, but mostly as filler material for the journalists. The situation is especially problematic during the presidential elections, where only one candidate of each party can be voted in. By lack of [[TakeAThirdOption a significant third option]] many Americans don't bother to vote, which wouldn't be such a problem if it weren't for the fact that the entire world is affected by their voting decisions. Since World War II, America's influence on world politics and economy has been so dominant that many people across the world always hope that the American people vote wisely instead of going for the most superficial or politically extreme candidate. This also explains why the US presidential elections attract more attention from the foreign press than any other country.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem The United States have a unique political system]] in the sense that there are -- in contrast to other modern democracies -- only two major and significant political parties: The Democrats, perceived as left-wing and liberal/progressive, and the Republicans, perceived as right-wing and conservative. This distinction is somewhat laughable in other Western countries, because according to their political standards the American left-wing is closer to the center-right and the American right to the far-right.far-right (as of 2019, the Republican Party is largely far-right, while the Democratic Party is effectively centrist, containing a mixture of socialists, liberals, moderates and conservatives). However, foreigners tend to oversee that even within both parties there are people whose views are more leftist and/or rightist despite their party's public image. Some people outside the USA aren't even aware that [[FalseDichotomy there are ''other'' parties besides the Democrats and Republicans in the USA]]. It's just that they lack the financial backing to make their campaign and candidates equally noticed. They do get invited to political debates sometimes, but mostly as filler material for the journalists. The situation is especially problematic during the presidential elections, where only one candidate of each party can be voted in. By lack of [[TakeAThirdOption a significant third option]] many Americans don't bother to vote, which wouldn't be such a problem if it weren't for the fact that the entire world is affected by their voting decisions. Since World War II, America's influence on world politics and economy has been so dominant that many people across the world always hope that the American people vote wisely instead of going for the most superficial or politically extreme candidate. This also explains why the US presidential elections attract more attention from the foreign press than any other country.


** Northern Virginia itself is stereotyped as being full of rich yuppies who all work for the government or are lobbyists. The wealthy part is somewhat TruthInTelevision as Northern Virginian counties have some of the highest average incomes on the country, as well as incredibly high costs of living, though the yuppie part is more up for debate. Northern Virginians are also known as being Northeast wannabes, probably due to the high amount of northeastern transplants in northern Virginia.

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** Northern Virginia itself is stereotyped as being full of rich yuppies who all work for the government or are lobbyists. The wealthy part is somewhat TruthInTelevision as Northern Virginian counties have some of the highest average incomes on the country, as well as incredibly high costs of living, though the yuppie part is more up for debate. Northern Virginians are also known as being Northeast wannabes, probably due to the high amount of northeastern transplants in northern Virginia. The news media also portray Northern Virginia as [[DamnedByFaintPraise more business-friendly than Maryland or the District]].


* Depending on what show you're watching, UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC is populated entirely by either (1) [[Series/TheWestWing high-ranking]] administration officials and [[Series/HouseOfCards corrupt national politicians]] or, (2) [[Series/{{NCIS}} military]] [[Series/{{JAG}} service members]] and [[Series/TheXFiles federal government workers]], or (3) shameless corporate lobbyists on K Street and various corrupt defense contractors or, (4) the [[Series/MurphyBrown News Media]] (5) [[Series/TheDistrict MPD officers, drug kingpins]], and corrupt municipal politicians. Either way, it is obligatory for depictions of local geography to be [[HollywoodAtlas horribly wrong]], everything is the [[WretchedHive exact opposite]] of whatever the writer considers to be good and just, and a Georgetown hostess with a hairstyle that is several decades out of date often makes an appearance. Also, versions (1) through (4) of D.C. have absolutely no long-term residents.

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* Depending on what show you're watching, UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC is populated entirely by either (1) [[Series/TheWestWing high-ranking]] administration officials and [[Series/HouseOfCards [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS corrupt national politicians]] or, (2) [[Series/{{NCIS}} military]] [[Series/{{JAG}} service members]] and [[Series/TheXFiles federal government workers]], or (3) shameless corporate lobbyists on K Street and various corrupt defense contractors or, (4) the [[Series/MurphyBrown News Media]] (5) [[Series/TheDistrict MPD officers, drug kingpins]], and corrupt municipal politicians. Either way, it is obligatory for depictions of local geography to be [[HollywoodAtlas horribly wrong]], everything is the [[WretchedHive exact opposite]] of whatever the writer considers to be good and just, and a Georgetown hostess with a hairstyle that is several decades out of date often makes an appearance. Also, versions (1) through (4) of D.C. have absolutely no long-term residents.


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* UsefulNotes/{{Virginia}} overall is seen (by those who are even aware that Virginia and West Virginia are separate states) as the reddest of the red states, inhabited solely by Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, George Allen, Ken Cuccinelli, and Eugene Delgaudio. This also plays into the divide between Northern Virginia and the rest of the state.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Virginia}} overall is seen (by those who are even aware that Virginia and West Virginia are separate states) as the reddest of the red states, inhabited solely by Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, George Allen, Ken Cuccinelli, and Eugene Delgaudio. As soon as the locations for Amazon's [=HQ2=] were announced, newspaper comment sections filled up with wildly inaccurate speculation about what the affected part of Virginia is like. This also plays into the divide between Northern Virginia and the rest of the state.


** The most famous Canadian province in the world is Québec. Québecois tend to be portrayed by English speakers as being a bunch of separatist {{French Jerk}}s with a side of LowerClassLout, and are portrayed in France as backward colonialists who aren't true Frenchmen. That is, of course, when English-speaking foreigners remember that Canada also has a large French-speaking population.

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** The most famous Canadian province in the world is Québec. Québecois tend to be portrayed by English speakers as being a bunch of separatist {{French Jerk}}s with a side of LowerClassLout, and are portrayed in France as backward colonialists who aren't true Frenchmen.Frenchmen and speak a funny-sounding but unintelligible language that has barely any resemblance to ''proper'' french. That is, of course, when English-speaking foreigners remember that Canada also has a large French-speaking population.


* A very common very negative stereotype about Mexicans, albeit more common within Mexico than outside of it, is depicting them as being [[TheScrooge greedy]], [[SlaveToPR too worried about what the people are thinking about them]], [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem having a might-makes-right mentality]], [[LoopholeAbuse trying to find a loophole for everything]], [[PatrioticFervor being overly patriotic]], and complaining about anything and anybody else, except themselves.

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* A very common very negative stereotype about Mexicans, albeit more common within Mexico than outside of it, is depicting them as being [[TheScrooge greedy]], [[SlaveToPR too worried about what the people are thinking about them]], [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem having a might-makes-right mentality]], [[LoopholeAbuse trying to find a loophole for everything]], [[PatrioticFervor being overly patriotic]], and complaining about anything and anybody else, except themselves.

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