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Do you feel proud to your contry?

  1. Aug 9, 2005 #1
    Do you feel proud to your contry?

    I am Chinese, I am very prond to be a Chinese.

    Why?
    Our China has many things are worth us to proud.

    1. China is the third big contry in the world.
    2. China is the 1 of the ancient 4 biggest cultural contries.
    3. Our China has rich and high culture in thinking, philosophy, divination and more.
    4. Our China has a third big river Changjiang in the world.
    5. Our China population is the most big in the world.
    6. Our China has nucleus weapons, and is the one of the three contries having high space developments.
    7. China ancient contry Tang dynasty was the world's most powerful contry.
    8. China has the rejected vote in the United Nations.
    9. China is the second big economic power in the world.
    10. China is the most big Socialism contry in the world.
    11. We have many resources.
    12. The Hong Kong is the third big economic finance center.
    13. Chinese has the highest IQ index comparing to other contries' people.
    14. Without Chinese inventions, no papers, no bombs and no compasses now.
    15. China has no foreign terror attack, China is the most friendly multi-race contry.

    Then what do you feel proud to your contry?
    We are glad to hear and know other nations' culture and views.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2005 #2

    arildno

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    I am from Norway:
    I am proud that my country did not invade Tibet, and that Norway has not terrorized the Tibetan population for the last 50 years. :smile:
     
  4. Aug 9, 2005 #3

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    I am from the US and I am proud of the US. Frankly, I can't see why physical features of the land would be something to be proud of, though: Americans didn't build the Grand Canyon.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2005 #4

    Pengwuino

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    We built mount rushmore!
     
  6. Aug 9, 2005 #5
    I'm proud Canada is NOT a nuclear power, despite having the ability to be one should we so desire.

    And France gave us the metric system :!!)
     
  7. Aug 9, 2005 #6

    Pengwuino

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    Yah yah, and France says they coudl become a superpower if they ever decided to :P
     
  8. Aug 9, 2005 #7

    arildno

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    and I'm proud Norwegians did not build it!
     
  9. Aug 9, 2005 #8
    I'm proud of being a PFian becouse we build the best forum on the web and didn't have any civilian casualitys in the proces (excapt maybe English grammer and spelling :biggrin: ).
     
  10. Aug 9, 2005 #9

    Pengwuino

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    Typical PF propoganda :wink: :wink:
     
  11. Aug 9, 2005 #10

    arildno

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    Mt. Rushmore was the best actor in "North by Northwest", BTW..
     
  12. Aug 9, 2005 #11

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    I'm American.

    Things I'm proud of:

    - The legacy of the founding fathers (political, not personal, legacy).
    - The great history of commerce and capitalism, hard-work and innovation.
    - Henry James, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and many other great 20th century writers.
    - The modern motion picture. Hollywood hasn't been too hot lately, but still, I'm a great lover of film, and it wouldn't have gotten far if not for the contribution from my native city.
    - The interstate highway system (except the I-40 in Arkansas).
    - Silicon Valley, even though it crashed.
    - The city of New York. A marvel to behold like no other place I've been.
    - The Blue Ridge Mountains. I know we didn't build them, but they are the most gorgeous mountains I will ever see and the place that many of my ancestors were originally descended from. Another marvel to behold.
    - Almost everything about California, except that whole stretch between Bakersfield and Sacramento.
    - The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, USC Trojans, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia Eagles (don't ask me why I root for Philly teams, I just do).

    Things I'm not proud of:

    - Andrew Jackson
    - Mormonism
    - Overconsumption of natural resources
    - The refusal to go metric
    - The fact that Los Angeles has never produced a great novelist (I guess anyone with talent gets sucked into screenwriting).
    - The Trail of Tears
     
  13. Aug 9, 2005 #12

    honestrosewater

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    loseyourname,
    I think that's a very nice list. :smile:
     
  14. Aug 9, 2005 #13
    I'm proud to be born in the United States of America. Because I was born into freedom. While I don't agree with the politics, I am free to read, write or publish anything I wish about my country. If I work hard enough, I can be anything I choose.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2005 #14

    Galileo

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    ...I hate nationalism. It's something the world can do without.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2005 #15

    Pengwuino

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    Why would you say.... ohhh, Norway... now i get it
     
  17. Aug 9, 2005 #16

    arildno

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    Go ahead; remove it.
    there's nothing really here warranting preservation, anyway.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2005 #17
    I agree completely.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2005 #18

    loseyourname

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    I'm going to assume you know that the poster is from the Netherlands, in which case, what do you mean exactly?
     
  20. Aug 9, 2005 #19

    arildno

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    Well, Norwegians are stuck up with their own nationalism that we are somehow the nicest guys around, rushing about the world to negotiate in conflicts we don't know a thing about and awarding various peace prizes to this and that person WE feel deserves it.

    It's rather cloying, actually...
     
  21. Aug 9, 2005 #20

    loseyourname

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    My old neighbors were of Norwegian descent. Pasty-looking, reclusive Mormons. Aside from them, I had never even heard of a Norwegian until you. Swedes, well they've got hot chicks. Finland had Lasse Viren. I just figured Norway was the name of a glacier.







































































    Okay, I'm kidding. Actually, the Heimskringla is pretty cool. But that really is about all I know of Norway.
     
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