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Are You Proud Of Your Country?  
User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

I am proud of Germany's History after 1946 and before the Nationalism which started with Wilhelm II .
But all in all Germany has a great History and after being completely destroyed after WW2 Germany got to be the 3 Economic World Power , not bad at all .

Are you ?


Constantin

PD: I know there've been this Posts before but last one was 7 years ago !

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User currently offlineN74JW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

I am proud of my country.

There are a lot of things that I don't like about the US, but there is no other place I'd rather live.

No one nation is perfect...


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

Used to be; not any more. The tourism industry has gone down the toilet, thansk to overpricing by hotels, airlines and taxes. There is no apparent judicial system at all. The current government is secretive, and becomes defensive when called on that fact...implications of coruption etc....

Don't get me wrong; it's still a beautiful island, but not somewhere I'd recommend for a first-time visitor.



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

We used to such a great nation.

Now I would quite like to leave...


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

Very proud, thanks.

Many things we don't do to my satisfaction or the way I'd specifically like them done, but still . . .

Having visited another 76 countries on the planet, lived in the 3 of them, I so prefer the US. I could easily live in Germany though . . .


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

Far better not have just one country at all - enjoy them all. After all, does it make sense to be proud of one's country's achievement if one had no part in them oneself ? One make be pleased about the achievements, and enjoy their benefit, but take pride ? Seems misplaced, somehow.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Well im of mixed background but the main influence which my Mothers from is Greece and Im proud of the Greek nation and its culture and its history !!! Im also proud of modern day Greece and the direction it is taking .



User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5425 times:



Quoting N74JW (Reply 1):
I am proud of my country.



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Very proud, thanks.

All in All you both have very good reasons for it !

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 2):

My father visited your country some years ago , and he loved it ! He said to me people were awesome ! Maybe you know the bureau of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung he visited the Representative .

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 3):
We used to such a great nation.

Now I would quite like to leave...

Because your colonies are buying you whole industry up or what happens ?  duck 

Constantin


User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5415 times:



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 7):
Because your colonies are buying you whole industry up or what happens ?

haha no... I just feel this country is now crippled with too much red tape and is far too overpopulated now was mass migration and so on.


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5384 times:



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 8):
haha no... I just feel this country is now crippled with too much red tape and is far too overpopulated now was mass migration and so on.

I really liked your country when I was living there in 2004. However, what maybe hinders your country is that you reminisce in old times too much. It wasn't always great. It still is.
IMO Great Britain and especially England is, still, a beautiful country.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5370 times:



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 7):
Maybe you know the bureau of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung he visited the Representative .

Never heard of it...you sure he went to Bermuda?



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

I LOVE my country and I am very proud of the United States of America!



User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5358 times:

I'm proud of the USA. However, I'm a little depressed about what a group of numbnuts have dome with it over the past 7 years. Even more depressed about the fact that they think they've actually HELPED it.

User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

I am very proud of Canada! Although we aren't a major power we do have some good policies and I think we are going in the right direction, eh. Our voters can be a bit indecisive in my opinion so nothing radical comes out of our country (2 minority gov'ts in a row).

And we just won at the World Junior's Hockey Competition!  Smile

Liam spin 


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5332 times:



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 8):
haha no... I just feel this country is now crippled with too much red tape and is far too overpopulated now was mass migration and so on.

 checkmark   checkmark  Im English born and educated and its certainly NOT the country I was brought up in. Its criminal the way things have gone . Alot of people have the same feelings as you. I just remember the good days before the crap started. When I go back now I just am sad when I see my local area.


User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5330 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 10):
Never heard of it...you sure he went to Bermuda?

yes he went to Bermuda just asked him again


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5299 times:

Interesting question. And I can't say that I expected my own reaction to it.

PROUD of my country? Not particularly. It is what it is. It is far from perfect. But there are certain aspects of it that I think are very much worth defending at all costs. The U.S. Constitution and the ideals of the Declaration of Independance, for a couple. Pity nobody believes in them anymore. We have a government that has gone completely apeshit over the past 70-80 years or so.

So I am proud of the foundations of my country, but not so proud of what we've done with it. Ronald Reagan was absolutely right - the government is the problem. But even he was powerless to fix it, and now it is so entrenched, with millions of people employed just to ensure complience with some dimwitted regulation (such as one in my industry which was designed to help fight the Spanish-American War over 100 years ago, is completely meaningless now but is still on the books and has to be complied with), so that if some enlightened souls found their way into Congress and stripped out all the bullshit, it would drive the country into a depression.

So, what does it mean when you have a country where, if you strip out the BS, the country ceases to function? Right! You have a country that runs on bullshit!

But when all is said and done, there are very few countries that are any better, and they are generally much smaller and easier to manage.


User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5297 times:

I'm no longer proud of Britain. What ever happens we can't cope and can't run thing effectivly anymore.
If there is snow/rain/wind/hot weather the whole country become crippled, we follow America on everything, our government are hugely incompetent and everything is delayed, broken or in the process of being upgraded.
I can't wait to leave Britain now. In Britain if anything happens we just accept it and no one fights to protect their rights ect. unlike France where they strike until they get what they want.

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 8):
I just feel this country is now crippled with too much red tape

I agree with this point, everything has to be checked to make sure it doesn't offend anybody or make anybody emotionally distressed, and then endless forms have to be filled in. In college we never go on trips because there is so much paper work and responsability placed on the teacher.


User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5287 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 17):

big Problem for the UK was the Privatization of the whole system it ones had . Just look at the Railway , German Politicians use this example to fight against a privatization of the German Railway .

Constantin


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

I'm proud of mine, Like everyone, else, there are things that I personally feel could be done better, but overall, I personally feel that NZ a great place to be living in. And for our size of 4.5 million, I'd say we do raise a few eye brows from others in what we have managed to achieve and accomplish.

User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

I love it here and am generally proud of the country. Too many people don't realise how good it actually is and we seem to be getting a real self depreciation thing going on. Personally I blame the media for a lot of it.

That said it most definitely isn't perfect. Too much red tape, too many people claiming benefits they aren't entitled to, and a total fear of a rational open discussion on immigration policy are just a couple of things that I think need sorting.

[Edited 2008-01-07 14:16:05]

User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

I'm not proud of my country. I have difficulty with grasping the concept of being "proud" of something that I didn't contribute anything to. Germany is a great place and I'm thankful and happy to have been born here. Perhaps the closest to pride I feel towards our open and tolerant society, to which I actively try to contribute.

Yet, I'm generally critical about pride as a sentiment. It is not without reason one of the Seven Deadly Sins. In comparison, I value its antagonist, modesty, much higher.



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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5237 times:

not even close
i think that our countr has potential but cant be run properly



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5815 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

No and yes.

I am not proud of the narrow-minded nationalism which has been a scourge on our country in the past. There are things about this country which infuriate me at times . . . . and yet . . . I don't think I could live anywhere else. I'm proud of the way things have gone over the last fifteen years and how we've managed to get our act together economically. It's very easy for detractors to say that without the EU we would still be a backwater, but this ignores how we've transformed the economy through inward investment, low taxation and employer-employee partnership. There's still a lot to be done, but at last we have turned the corner and hopefully banished those horrible recession years of the 1980s for good.


User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5203 times:



Quoting Davehammer (Reply 21):
Too many people don't realise how good it actually is and we seem to be getting a real self depreciation thing going on

Sorry but i live in London, In my secondary school 5 children were murdered over a two year period, there are daily stabbings, robberies, attacks. We had 26 under 16s killed in London last year and already a week in and the death toll is at 3 under 16s stabbed to death. I don't think that is a country to be proud off. I see people on the bus who have no respect what so ever for anybody around them, Its just rediculous that you can no longer walk along a street and feel safe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7117749.stm


25 OA260 : As a non national as im called here LOL.... I think that the Irish can be proud of their nation. There are certain things that frustrate me on a day t
26 Aloges : Not quite, for I have not yet done much in the way of helping build it. And with the way our healthcare system rewards doctors (not), I can very much
27 TUIflyer : I am extremely proud of the Britain, it has it's problems like anyother country but generally has worked towards the greater good and is generally a v
28 Sunshine79 : For Britain to be part of Europe is a joke. We do things our way and won't change anything, for instance, the Euro. We aren't going to change currency
29 TUIflyer : Just because we have'nt joined the Euro yet does'nt mean that we aren't very European and we should exit the EU. There are several countries in the E
30 SeansasLCY : We actually had the case of people caught spraying graffitti got a longer sentence than that man caught downloading child pornography. I find it stup
31 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : I'm very proud of the USA. I'm proud of all the sacrifices brave men and women have made and are making so that I may live in such a great country. I'
32 Kmh1956 : Ok,forgive my ignorance, but what's the bureau of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and where is it located? I've nevr heard of it in my life....
33 767Lover : I am very proud of the US. I am not always proud of the way the government -- any government, not just the current administration--handles things, but
34 Post contains images Braybuddy : For sure, but things have moved on and it's time to put all the bitterness behind. I know people from both sides of the divide in Northern Ireland an
35 OA260 : True ... the idea of a United Ireland is a nice one but not realistic anymore as too many years have passed being seperated. Closer co operation is t
36 PSA53 : I don't care if your democrat,republican or moderate who see the red,white and blue in their eyes.We're the same in this case,proud to be American.Pr
37 TUIflyer : I totally agree with you but that is how a democratic justice system works unfortunately, although it does make a mockery of the system if criminals
38 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Yeah, mark me down as proud of the USA as well.
39 Stratofish : I am not! For a simple reason: the concept of being "proud" of one's country is flawed and all wrong. I am glad I have been born and raised in Germany
40 LTU932 : Yes, national pride can be understood as nationalism as well, and nationalism is most of the time a perversion of the concept of Patriotism. A true p
41 Fumanchewd : I am proud of the USA. We have one of the most amazing and stable governments produced from revolutionary ideas of individualism and rights. The const
42 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : ....spot on to JGPH1A (I can't believe I said that ). Last year I was living/working in Ireland and The Netherlands..every country (AUT, IRL and NL)
43 Charles79 : Very interesting question, Constantin, and one I find very hard to answer. See, I don't have a "country", as I'm from Puerto Rico, one of the very few
44 DC10extender : Absolutely I am proud of my country. The U.S. is my home, and I love what this nation stands for. So I say let the rest of the world go on hating Amer
45 Post contains images Klaus : Small wonder that we germans in here are a bit more cautious than most. "Pride" is not exactly the right word for me. I would say that there are some
46 Post contains images Klaus : Actually, most people just think that a really fine country currently has a government that really sucks. Not the same thing. You're welcome!
47 NeilYYZ : I'm very proud to be Canadian. Hell yes we did! Fantastic game!
48 767Lover : Christ dude, lighten up! You're not under oath--nobody is going to accuse you of using the word "proud" incorrectly.
49 Ag92 : India is or nearly... I am very proud with India, the achievements we have done in so little time. Again I have no clue about politics but I am happy
50 Dougloid : Where is the river and what is the warship berthed on the opposite side?
51 Post contains images Allrite : I was overtly proud to be an Australian (even owned a doona cover saying so ) until I noticed the level of in-your-face nationalism and jingoism being
52 Ag92 : This scene wasn't in India. It was in England when this English guy was insulting our nation
53 Steeler83 : I am proud of what it has accomplished, but I fear and worry for its future...
54 N74JW : That is your opinion, and you should be proud. India is a great nation. I would love to visit one day. Perfection is an ideal goal, that might keep u
55 RwSEA : I used to be proud, no longer. The USA used to be seen as a beacon of hope and a leader in making the world a better place. Now it's the exact opposit
56 Boeing744 : That pretty much sums up my views as well. I'm very proud of Canada, but one of our downfalls is that we are a very indecisive people (not just in po
57 CanadianNorth : Couldn't be prouder to be Canadian. CanadianNorth
58 SKYSERVICE_330 : I couldn't be prouder or happier to be a Canuck and a citizen of the True North, Strong and Free.
59 CupraIbiza : Move down under! South South London will have you anytime! (Perth) I am totally proud of my country. On a relative world scale things here are perfec
60 NoUFO : Where can I sign your response? Whithout any doubt, I'm patriotic. I'm always glad when I hear or read that visitors liked it over here and intend to
61 SkyWestFan : filler filler .......No
62 LAXspotter : I dont try to let anything define me, as flaws within those broader things can lead to stereotypes of the individual, therefore I try not to associate
63 Post contains images L410Turbolet : For a while I thought I'm reading an article from The Sun. "We"??? You both played on the tournament? If not, what makes you think it's your achievem
64 Post contains links MadameConcorde : France was a great nation. Now it is no longer one. I don't see what its future will be. Looks very uncertain. Monaco, on the contrary, is doing quite
65 Melpax : How true! Things can't be that bad here if that's all we have to worry about!
66 ABQ747 : Of course I'm proud of the US. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
67 CupraIbiza : Oh and I forgot to mention too many flies! Thankfully they represent an overwhelingly tiny proportion of the population,
68 Post contains images Toast : I knew that after letting the thread run for a while, I wouldn't need to type anything myself, just checkmark the best answers Yes, there's nothing q
69 Cfalk : It is interesting how Europeans in particular have pretty much rejected patriotism as a bad habit. Understandable, given European history, but I wonde
70 OA260 : It is not wrong to die for one's country if it is to save thousands of lives!!! If everyone had that attitude in WW1 and WW2 then we would not be ali
71 Toast : If everyone had that attitude, there would be no wars.
72 OA260 : Dont think it works that way. Everyone would be conquering everyone if there was no deterrent !!!
73 VinnieWinnie : Well I'm originally from Belgium! And I ain't proud: we're small, no great history, and most of us are quite narrow-minded. You'd think that being so
74 Post contains images Klaus : And who would do the conquering, then? I think the world would have been better off if the german generation back then hadn't wanted to "die for the
75 Post contains images Toast : If I were to name one single thing that I like most about Belgians, it would be this: self-deprecation. You have to love a country whose people are s
76 Braybuddy : I can only speak for myself, but I'm not going to worry too much about being invaded. Technically we're neutral, so we wouldn't stand a snowball's ch
77 CXfirst : I love Norway, and couldn't imagine hailing from anywhere else. I do however, not live there, I live in Australia, my second most favourite country. B
78 Post contains images LHStarAlliance : Specially in Germany . I don't think that's right I don't have any guiltiness of the things that happened between 1933 and 1945 , but we'll never for
79 OA260 : That was and is mis placed patriotism. I think you will mark a clear line between democratic armies defending freedom and tolerance against terrorist
80 Braybuddy : Why should you? You are not responsible for the past action of others.
81 Toast : No, I won't. "Defending freedom"? A phrase that deserves its very own thread...
82 Post contains links and images Umfolozi : Click here to see why http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/photos/
83 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : or become polish/latvian/lithuanian
84 NoUFO : As said before, I consider myself a patriot but I'm not feeling proud of being German, and I don't think that's an oxymoron.
85 Braybuddy : LOL! Never thought of that . . . I think we've been invaded already!
86 LTU932 : The problem is simply that people confuse patriotism with nationalism because most of them can't make a difference between that. As I've said before,
87 SKYSERVICE_330 : Calm yourself. I think he meant 'we' because he is a Canadian and the Canadian team won and Canada and Canadians are generally associated with hockey
88 NoUFO : To me, "love" is too strong a word, and I'm still no flag waver.
89 YOWza : Canada is wonderful country with many facets to be proud of, but by the same token there are a number of things I would like to see us do better. YOWz
90 Wrighbrothers : Well, I'm proud to be British (I'm not one for the whole I'm not British, I'm Scottish' or whatever personaly) I'd say that, our country is far from p
91 OA260 : Long may it last....... I dont see the Irish Male population complaining LOL.... Thats a big stereo type which is not totally true. There are plenty
92 LHStarAlliance : Wow interesting what you write and how true ! I think this is also for every Wester country valid , I also see here in Germany the same Problems more
93 Fiatstilojtd : Perfect example for that is Knocknaheeney....damn this is a run down area close to Cork City. The 8-10 year old child there are already "dangerous"..
94 Post contains images Derico : Hmmm.... Terrible politicians that have kept the country economically from it's full potential, people that do not obey many rules, higher levels of c
95 Toast : The way I see it: if you're willing to die for your country, you're a nationalist. A tool ready to be used by unscrupulous politicians. If you "love
96 LTU932 : Not necessarily. I mean, Stauffenberg also died for his country after his attempted coup against Hitler, and IMO he's not a nationalist. Most of thos
97 Toast : You're right, he isn't. He died not for his country, but fighting against it. He had the courage to stand up against a regime that was wrong, althoug
98 LTU932 : Yes, that is true, but not everyone would have done it. Back then, first, if you deserted, there is the issue of humiliation against the family, and
99 Toast : I would, but still very little. When you sign up at a place where you know you will have to obey any orders you're given, you should fully expect to
100 MainMAN : I'm hugely proud of the United Kingdom for many reasons, but the biggest reason is our unending capacity for tolerance and our historic rejection of a
101 Post contains images LAXspotter : , I have a hard time doing that. But appreciating a certain place on earth and seeing the uniqueness of it is a different story. As much as your view
102 Egmcman : I am proud being of English. We have a very good sense of democracy and some of the worlds top restaurants. The country has become a major player in f
103 Bwest : The thing is, those who we consider terrorists, might think of themselves as patriots, or freedom fighters or whatever. I fully agree that those suck
104 Braybuddy : I was talking about outside homes . . . you'll NEVER see the national flag flying outside private houses in the Republic in the way that you'll see t
105 Braybuddy : You hitting the Juplier there Bwest, by any chance?
106 BSBIsland : No, I'm definetely not nationalist Proud of Brazil? Corruption+poverty+unequal society+bureacracy+inefficciency+a lot of fun. No I'm not really proud
107 OA260 : Again I have to disagree. I know its not like America where you have them everywhere , even on dog collars !! But I have seen Irish flags on ESB pole
108 Braybuddy : Some kids might do it during a football match, but it certainly wouldn't be a permanent thing. I overheard this remark in work during the last World
109 OA260 : Hmmm thats just snobbery !! And people call me a snob LOL....... Mind you I never wore tracksuit bottoms and runners until I came here LOL.....
110 Braybuddy : This country's been a really bad influence on you, OA! You have to remember too, of course, that flying the tricolor could be misinterpreted as suppo
111 767Lover : I'm curious...how many flags (presumably you're talking US flags) have you seen flying outside of homes in the US? I mean that you personally have se
112 Post contains images Rara : My district a no-go area? Now don't make me laugh, mate. If you ever care to visit, you'll find Berlin-Neukölln (for that's how it's spelled) not
113 LAXspotter : It depends on where you live.
114 Post contains images Bwest : Last time I was in Washington DC I noticed quite a lot, though most were in the suburbs, which I passed on my way towards the capital. It struck me a
115 Post contains images Fridgmus : Yes, with every fiber of my being. Thanks for asking LH, and please know that I hold Germany, the country of my Parents birth, in very high regard. F
116 LAXspotter : yep, and I've noticed more in Republican areas. I live in a highly conservative area of the Los Angeles suburbs and quite a few houses have flags, I
117 HAWK21M : Def. Im proud of my Country.It may not be the World's best.But then there are a few things that are just great & the main factor is "Unity in Diversit
118 OA260 : Haha , I struggle on LOL..... Yes and I think and hope that it will change in the future. Those days are gone. Its a bit like the Union flag in Brita
119 LAXspotter : which I mentioned earlier, makes India quite Unique that way.
120 Banco : If there's one absolute certainty about the British, it's a passionate belief that the country is going to the dogs. It's really quite hilarious to wa
121 Lewis : Culture, yes! Modern day direction is not something I am proud of... I am quite sure that we would still be a dump if it wasn't for the EU pumping mo
122 LHStarAlliance : haha it's a common example here in Germany , I apologize if it isn't like this , but we all know there are no go areas . Constantin
123 OA260 : Things are alot better than they were. I see the changes alot more living outside the country . When I go back Im amazed at all the new things and ch
124 Post contains images AlexEU : I am proud of Serbia, but I am not proud of mistakes that Serbia made in it's history, and I am not proud of way that some people think. [Edited 2008-
125 Braybuddy : While this would have been true in the past, it's no longer the case. This country HAS got it's act together economically, and the economy has outper
126 LHStarAlliance : what ?? Equatorial Guinea ! I always thought it is a poor country . The PIB of Ireland doesn't show the real situation , most of this growth that Ire
127 Toast : It is. But it sits on oil. No need to be a rocket scientist to figure out in whose pockets all that GDP goes...
128 Braybuddy : There has been a HUGE increase in the the standard of living here over the last twenty years. Most people with an income take two, three, four and mo
129 Post contains images SBBRTech : Hm... proud? Wtf, no. Wait, yes.....thinking again, I don't know. Sometimes I am, most times I´m not...too much crap going on and not a real govern
130 OA260 : And so you should be . Serbia is a great country with great people. I always love my trips there. Slovenia is now looking to help Serbia into the EU
131 Post contains links and images TR763 : I am proud of Brazil in many aspects, but very ashamed as well in others... Brazil has one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world, it´s a hu
132 Post contains images B747forever : Yes, I am really proud of Sweden!!!!
133 Braybuddy : You don't have to tell me . . . one of the downsides of increased wealth is increased inequality. Again you don't have to tell me about inefficiencie
134 AlexEU : Thanks! I hope to see Serbia in EU too, but we still have some issues (because of mistakes we made in last 20 yrs). And I love Greece...been there 5
135 767Lover : India does seem to have an awful lot going for it, and in general I have really liked the Indians I have met, but I wouldn't say it "is or nearly per
136 Post contains images Zippyjet : Couldn't have said it better! I'm proud of us as a people, our overall can do spirit and adaptibility. As mentioned nothing's perfect or a free ride.
137 Post contains images Fumanchewd : Yeah. The US flag can be hard to spot there.
138 DC10extender : It is attitudes like this that are dangerous. And dying for ones country is not for politicians but for an overall belief in what that country stands
139 Post contains images TUSaadvantage : Yeah, I haven't been around that long, but America seems to have changed since the 90s. We used to be the one everyone wanted to copy, now we're the
140 StasisLAX : I am proud of my country for it's dedication to its core ideals, but not always its actions. "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth
141 MD-90 : My national government is an international disgrace. I am not proud of it.
142 Toast : No. Wars do not begin because a country's citizens decide they would like to go abroad en masse to sell their country's ideals. Wars are created by p
143 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : Thank god that the Federal-COUNTRY Germany has abolished the death penalty, because locally Hessen has not (yet). Amen But is Sweden proud of you ?
144 OA260 : He certainly represents his country well. So Im sure they are . LOL...
145 DC10extender : What about unity, a belief in something shared by others, people working for the common good? How about a recharged economy with patriotism? It was t
146 Klaus : Among other things, such as a lack of spoils of war to bribe the population with, and the inability to maintain control of an overextended empire.
147 NorthStarDC4M : I don't know... are we indecisive really? i mean maybe we should have a discussion on having a referendum before making a motion to decide if the iss
148 Colombiano : Colombia of course i am proud of my country iam 22 and i lived in 5 different countries till now (Colombia , Panama ,Argentina, Lebanon &Syria) eventh
149 QFA380 : I am very proud to be an Australian, we are one of the best nations in the world, we have a rather unique culture although it sucks that we are becomi
150 Post contains images N774UA : Yes, I'm a proud Dutchman. Like most people I don't agree with everything that happens in our little country, but it sure is exciting to see politicia
151 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : Oh come on N774UA, yeah the cities like AMS etc. are, but if you take the Train out of the city there is still a whole lot of "green land".... and ye
152 AFKLMLHLX : I hate America. Hate it . Hate it. Hate it. Don't like how strip malls and middle class housing developments are about 90% of the country Don't like t
153 Post contains images SAS A340 : I am sure you are most welcome,and yes,i am proud! But i also have a little hart break for Canada and Australia
154 Post contains images QFA380 : Wow, harsh words, kind of puts me off my dream of going on exchange to the United States later this year. Maybe Canada is a better option.... Althoug
155 Elite : Yeah, lots of immigrants moving to the UK. I heard it's causing some trouble atm... Anyways, yeah I'm proud of my country, except sometimes I think pe
156 Post contains images QFA380 : I'm quite sure I would, although its just the chance of getting a dodgy family, one that fits the exact things that AFKLMLHLX (EU supremist?) outline
157 LO231 : I love both my countries, Belgium and Poland. And I love the idea of EU. I HATE their politicians though... Regards, LO231
158 Elite : Things in general. Free speech, the right to vote, etc. It's loosely populated, but how about the killings/capture of all those aboriginal people bac
159 Ag92 : Ok, I am sorry for my comments, but I am really proud of my country and what we have managed even though at a young age I use to hate India.
160 AFKLMLHLX : See, what annoys me is, the people from other countries who are responding, you think, oh America is like our country except it is more of a melting p
161 AFKLMLHLX : By the way, Elite, you can get those things in almost ALL other Westernized countries! I hate how Americans, like you, think that in America, it is t
162 LHStarAlliance : Hey this has happened to me , the only thing I can recommend you is to ignore it , after 2 weeks they'll understand that people like you will have an
163 Post contains images Toast : Now that's a bold statement in present-day America. I hope you will be able to read this post before the FBI arrests you. Here I will respectfully di
164 Aerofan : Can't say that I'm proud of mine at the moment. Lot's broken and no one is willing to put the fix in just in fear of offending someone
165 Joni : An interesting question. Normally a person is proud of things s/he has accomplished, or his/her descendants have accomplished whereas "countries" are
166 OA260 : Well its sad you hate your country maybe as you get older you will change your mind. America has many faults but there are alot of good points also a
167 Post contains images AM744 : Can we have California back already? Just kidding.
168 DC10extender : Well, it is good you are leaving anyways. Just don't come back if you hate the EU even more. Until you leave your cushy middle class life and head ou
169 OA260 : He probably wont hate the EU but its not the paradise he thinks it is. I have to say though I prefer to live here than the USA taking all things into
170 Elite : You won't know what you had until it's gone. I suppose it's a good thing that you're leaving, sometimes it is people like you that cause trouble in t
171 OA260 : One might also argue that its attitudes like that which make him want to move .....
172 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : This is another reason I can't be proud of France. This is in today's news. Somebody took the money and ran away... Societe Generale uncovers massive
173 Post contains images AirGabon : I am very proud of my country FRANCE the best place for living on earth, the best climate, the best food, the best quality of life, and I agree, excep
174 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Next to your forum name it says you are from Gabon. Maybe you should change the flag... As far as I am concerned, I believe Monaco is the best place t
175 OA260 : Yes but maybe he lives there or something. I fly the flag of where I live and not where I am from!!!
176 AA777 : America used to be something great. Or the Idea of it was great anyway.... it stood for hardworking people who were seeking out new opportunities, new
177 Post contains images ATCT : God Bless texas!
178 Post contains images OA260 : Have to agree there . I love Austin , its my favourite place in the USA !!!
179 AFKLMLHLX : Thank you AA777, because I never said that America was not great, but what it has become is horrible. I mean you go out of any major metropolitan area
180 SKYSERVICE_330 : No, you said you hated it. Unless you believe that you can hate something and still think it is great.
181 AlexEU : AFKLMLHLX, unfortunately, a lot of things that you mentioned are present EVERYWHERE ! Especially 0 tolerance level in high-school and your knowledge
182 TransIsland : No... and generally national pride, for it's reasonably pointless, scares me. Especially our big bully neighbour's blown up ego.
183 QFA380 : Today Australians all over the world show how proud they are of our country. Celebrations all over the country will be held, aswell as the recognition
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