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    Is this another one of these stupid piss contests betweem Euro-trash and Ameritards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    A Finnish friend of mine even said that BBC said Finland was part of Estonia at some point.
    That seems backwards.

    Either way, as Estonia is apparently a part Russia, you may as well start calling yourself a Russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    That seems backwards.

    Either way, as Estonia is apparently a part Russia, you may as well start calling yourself a Russian.
    Sure does look backwards. Everything outside of Talinn is real poor.

    I have a friend here who moved from Moscow when he was little. He's still afraid that the Russian military will come over and make him work in their military. (The same friend that told me that bit about BBC)

    Is this another one of these stupid piss contests betweem Euro-trash and Ameritards?
    Fo' REEL, yo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    Sure does look backwards. Everything outside of Tallinn is real poor.

    I have a friend here who moved from Moscow when he was little. He's still afraid that the Russian military will come over and make him work in their military. (The same friend that told me that bit about BBC)
    Lol. The Estonia being part of Russia bit was a joke.
    I live in Tallinn, and I can assure you, everything outside my hometown is not real poor. While the economy is focused on Tallinn, it is still merely an interesting misconception on your friend's part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    Lol. The Estonia being part of Russia bit was a joke.
    I live in Tallinn, and I can assure you, everything outside my hometown is not real poor. While the economy is focused on Tallinn, it is still merely an interesting misconception on your friend's part.
    Oh! Then I can tell them that *Skyward gains +1 Experience: Foreign Economics!*

    My hostmother talks about how similar yet different Estonian is from Finnish. Kind of like how Swedish and English are similar but very different.
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    Oh yes, similar languages. I can pretty much understand a lot of Finnish, but can barely speak it myself.

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    American Culture:



    YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED

    discuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    American Culture:



    YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED

    discuss.


    I can see why someone would see the Borg as symbolic of American culture. It's because we have a tendency to move through phases, like locusts, picking up tendencies that suit us and discarding everything else as we go along. American culture tends to be pragmatic, technology and business-centered and doesn't contain a lot of enduring tendencies, but is rather very faddish and superficial in general. All cultures have a facet with this character, but it is a chief feature (if not THE chief feature) of American culture. The enduring tendencies we do have are usually things we picked up from other places.

    Also, with globalization occurring through a structure created by Americans (the Internet), and mostly via English, this particular culture of pragmatism, technological advancement, and faddish behavior is spreading throughout the world, eroding cultures that had once been far more established and entrenched. It's slowly connecting the whole world, breaking down boundaries and homogenizing human culture. When we inevitably turn the technology inward on our own bodies, it's very likely that we'll eventually come to resemble the Borg, the ultimate manifestation of democracy and freedom of expression within a collective (the Borg queen is a retcon for dramatic effect in First Contact, the Borg were actually ruled by the entire collective's thoughts). All they sacrifice is individuality, which is being eroded on many levels by the level of media interconnection we're experiencing these days anyway. In other words, it is one possible future endpoint for American culture if it survives and we remain on the same course.

    Good enough?

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    I live in the USA, and I hate our culture.

    What I'd give to not be expected to respond positively to a stranger attempting to talk with me.
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