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What Things Makes You Being Proud Of Your Country?  
User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

I would say as a top three for the Netherlands:

1. our monarchy.
2. KLM(the oldest airlines in the world  Smile ).
3. our freedom

What things makes you being proud of your country?

greetings

PH-BFA

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User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

For the Lithuania

1.Our independence
2.Racially intact
3.Economic growth
4.Our flag
5.Our rich history
6.Our currency (no way for Euro)
7.Our anthem
8.Our democracy
9.Our president
10.Our churches
11.Our girls


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

Well, Sweden is a place to proud for a few things, its industry and freedom. Many clever inventions come from
Sweden or Swedes in exile...


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

A great airline
Clean Country
Prime MInister
Former Prime Minister
A nanny Big grin-"If this is a Nanny-State, I'm proud to have fostered one"-Lee Kuan Yew, 'From Third World to First'.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

Im proud to be an American because:

1. The world's largest Economy
2. Helps out many other countries (although people are always mad at us)
3. The Birtplace of Heavier-than-air flight
4. Boeing!!!
5. A government that is truly dedicated to freedom and democracy

Now Im not saying we're perfect, but I wouldn't want to be a citizen of anywhere else.

Regards
- RoyalDutch


User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

From Canada,

-The Canadian passport is the best one of all to travel abroad
-The Canadian landscape
-Lots of Friendly people (of course there are as*hole everywhere)
-The Beaver and the Twotter


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

The UK:
History
Stable Goverment
Inventivness, (could do better at profiting from them though!)
Still a global player, very much reduced, but still there
Pragmatic, facism and communism never had a chance here
Ability to fairly successfully intergrate new cultures/influences

Perhaps most importantly;
Not taking ourselves too seriously!




User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

I agree with you PH-BFA on the things you said make you proud of being citizen of the Netherlands, but don't forget 1 thing:

we can forget the "freedom" concept if Pim Fortuyn gets all the power...... Angry

then my pride to be a Dutchman will be gone very soon!!



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4572 times:
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You dutch guys should be proud to have a player like Dennis Bergkamp as a dutch citizen.

What a player!!!!!!!

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4570 times:

the uk:

our history, our sense of justice and vaules, our stable government from king and council to monarchy to parliament to monarch and parliament.

The stength of our power, the fatc that small country once contrlled a 1/4 of the world, the fact that a small country took on hitler alone until the russians, the fact that this small nation managed to defeat a menace along with the russians and the usa.

our inventions, the television, radio, telephone, computers(the first being at bletchley park) to name but a few.

our culture..our unqiue heritage that allows for welsh culture, scottish, northern irish, cornish etc etc while keeping our nation together as one.

our multi-enthic, multi-religion diverese culture, the fact that we are one of the least racist western countries(though there are the odd outbreak)

our national airline...the biggest in europe and one of the most powerful airlines in the world..our strong economy, strongest in europe.

our sports teams add to the pride, their might not always be world champions but they add to our pride.

our language, rich in diveristy and one of the most popular in the world

and our ability to laugh , cry, moan, queue and to be friendly while not taking ourselves too seriously!!!!



It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Some more I forget to tell about the Netherlands:

- Biggest port in the world(Rotterdam)
- part of the EU, NATO and the Western world
- probably the best airport in Europe(Schiphol has won that title a lot of times)
- Philips, Shell, HEINEKEN
- only country in the world where softdrugs, euthenasia, gay-marriage and prostitution is legal(although I am not certain if I should be proud on all of those)


PH-BFA




User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

For Canada:


  • Not much nationalism: no 'national ideology' to conform to.
  • Political stability and moderation: we tend to have little fire in the belly when it comes to politics. (The cold winters cool the hotheads down, too.)
  • Incredible diversity: it really is "a community of communities" more than anything else.
  • Generally a nice place to live.



User currently offlineSAA747 From South Africa, joined Apr 2002, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

Top three for South Africa:

Our beautiful multi-ethnic society and rich cultural diversity.

Our beatiful mountain ranges and scenery.

Nice sunny weather.


User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

Sorry to burst your bubble, PH-BFA, but prostitution is legal in a number of countries, including the nanny state of Singapore.

Singapore's contributions to the world include, of course, Singapore Airlines, continually ranked amongst, if not the world's best airlines.

Creative technology, the company that invented the sound card and gave all computers sound.

More than three quarters of the world's disk drives are manufactured in Singapore.

We had the world's busiest port.

The second most dense country on earth. (I think).

We banned the sale of chewing gum, which explains why our roads are so clean. Everyone can chew them anywhere though.

A per-capita income higher than that of our former colonial masters, Great Britain. (Yet, we are called a developing country. Don't know why.)

And for all you flag waving Americans, Singapore is the tenth largest investor in the U.S. We boast the only dock outside of the U.S. where an American aircraft carrier can dock. And finally, over 80% of all air power on station in Afghanistan was serviced in Singapore. (Not that I approve of the attacks though).


User currently offlineSAA747 From South Africa, joined Apr 2002, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

South Africa's wildlife !



User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Carmy, you make S'pore sound like the best!

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

Since my country of birth which is Canada is already taken I'll go for Germany where I live today...
1. German cars (BMW, VW, Porsche, Mercedes,...)
2. No speed-limit on the Autobahn
3. Germany finances most of the EU, the UN, 4 million unemployed, basically the whole world... and for that has a fairly low debt... But we've got the Ökosteuer too, so heck we are just fine  Big thumbs up

Max


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

I'm curious, Sonic, as to what you mean by "racially intact"?

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

The United States:
-Diversity
-Varied, beautiful landscapes, from the Everglades in Florida, the deserts of the Southwest, to the volcanos of Hawaii, to the mountains of Alaska, to the wheat fields of the Midwest, to the craggy shores of New England. Nearly every type of physical landscape is represented, including a rain forest (Olympia National Forest in Washington).
-Friendly people...just don't look too hard for them in New York  Smile
-Great cities (Boston, New York, Washington, Miami, Chicago, LA, SF, Seattle)
-Birthplace of aviation

There's quite a lot to be proud of in the US...especially the fact that we don't have NEARLY as much pop music as Europe  Laugh out loud

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineNUAir From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

France:
-We won the world cup and will do it again in 4 months

What else really matters?

US:
-freedom of religion
-internet (my personal favorite www.bushspeaks.com)
-freedom to express ourselves and fight for our own opinions (and we do)
-Halle Berry
-Lawyers (where else in the world can you spill hot coffee on yourself or smoke and become a millionaire?)
-Wisconsin



"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

as to what you mean by "racially intact"?

Must admit I was wondering that too! Maybe it means no racial problems such as the riots we suffered in northern England thanks to small-minded idiots on both sides. At least I hope that's what it meant!


-Lawyers (where else in the world can you spill hot coffee on yourself or smoke and become a millionaire?)

I think you mean, where else can you be a retarded moron and get paid for it?  Smile We have the same in the UK I'm sad to say. Big companies that exist purely to sue on behalf of stupid people.



User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

Eal, yes, this is what I meant.

In Lithuania there is only one race (still no immigrants except for ones from middle east), but several nationalities, including Lithuanians, Russians, Polish, Byelorussians, Tatars, Chigans, etc. Unlike some other (also other Baltic) countries, ethnic minorities has equal rights as the majority and there are no people who are offending them because of their nationality or religion (i. e. it is equally safe for Russian and Lithuanian and Polish and Arab and Jew here. Even if somebody hates some nationaliy, they doesn't attacks them).


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

Who cares about pride ?
Stop masturbating in public.


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

You should know, that the Human Gender admits no race. Biologically, we are all from the same race with different "features".
Surprisingly, Americans still speak of race to say color.
Being proud of that just means that you are a deep racist. I wouldn't have said that if I were you.


User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

Thanks for your "valuable" input there Sebolino.

 Insane


25 Sebolino : ... You're welcome.
26 Sonic : Sebolino, were these comments of you directed to me? Why not to be proud that there are no rednecks, KKK, other racial/religical/etc. pressuare organi
27 Docpepz : I'm proud of Singapore because it's a tiny nation which has come very far in a volatile region. Great airline, great port, excellent airport, hardly a
28 Salim : I'm proud of lebanon for: -the beauty of the landscape -our anscester invented phoenician the alaphabet -our history -it's people willingness and detr
29 Post contains images Fritzi : The two Swedish things that I am very proud of are: 1) Our Women 2) Fritzi
30 KaiTakFan : For United States I am proud of all that has been said before. Also something all Americans should be proud of... We supply probably 98% of the world
31 Post contains images F.pier : My Country: the EU I'm proud to be European because of: - The colture - You can breathe history everywhere you go throughout Europe - Tradition - Econ
32 Post contains images PH-BFA : well F.Pier Italy has also things to be proud of: Ferrari, lamborghini very good cooking very rich culture + history and more and yes I am also proud
33 Vtual : What's make me so proud to be French : Air Lib !!!! So great airline, so great people, so great airplanes, and so on... -- Vincent
34 Harvey : I can't believe I'm the first one to reply from the greatest country in the world....Australia. Beers Chicks And the world famous Rugby Union team Go
35 Post contains images Arsenal@LHR : Proud to be British? Ofcourse!!!! Why? Our rich culture and history Way of life Democracy/Freedom, go where you like, do what you want. British airway
36 Cyril B : For France: -culture/country of freedom -History -Political influence (in africa particulary) -our economy (the world's 4th largest) -our health syste
37 F.pier : PH-BFA, maybe you're right, Italy has something to be proud of, but sincerily I'm not proud to be Italian except the language (I like Italian language
38 Cyril B : Like F.pier, i'm more proud to be european than proud to be french. In the EU, (except in UK perhaps), people begin to understand what being european
39 F.pier : Cyril, I agree 100%with you. I'm really happy because I can feel that Europeans begin to believe in the Union!!! I'm really happy for this. Thank you
40 Sonic : I am European, yet I totally disagree with the union. It takes out independence of countries, it has too heavy taxes (and forces all the members has t
41 Nik : "it has too heavy taxes (and forces all the members has the same)" The European Union does not force its member states to have the same taxation. "It
42 PH-BFA : 'It takes out independence of countries, it has too heavy taxes (and forces all the members has the same), it has weak currency' I really don't unders
43 Sonic : PH-BFA, Lithuanian government is dying to join EU, not the people. In current polls there are about the same amount of people who wants EU and who doe
44 Nik : "I meant the forcing to use Euro" Sweden, Denmark and GB are EU-members and don't have the Euro.... "which has pictures of Lithuanians on it, not some
45 Sonic : Nik, people wants INPP (in last poll only about half of people who answered "whould you like to join EU?" also answered "would you like to join EU if
46 Nik : INPP should be closed because of the risk of a disaster, not because of pollution. INPP is renowned for being unsafe. As for EU being afraid of cheap
47 Sonic : Nik, not all costs will be payed by EU countries. INPP closure would cost whole yearly budget of Lithuania. And even if EU would pay all closure costs
48 Post contains links Sonic : By the way, muc techs of INPP were changed in past years and safety is improving, look to this thread let's say: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/
49 Post contains links Nik : You can read a lot about the plans for energy in Lithuania in this pdf file: Decommissioning of Unit 1 of INPP - Donors Conference, 20-21 June 2000, V
50 Post contains images Turbolet : Malta: 1. Ira Losco 2. MS Ta' Pinu, MS Gaudos, MS Malita 3. Malta in general!!! -turbolet
51 BH346 : USA: Boeing Powerful Country Rich history If there's a country in need, we're always helping Free country Capitalism Boeing Raytheon Cessna LearJet Bo
52 ILOVEA340 : I have to say I am not very proud to be american...
53 Kolobokman : Thats the SPIRIT! :]
54 Post contains images LH423 : ILOVEA340: LOL, where do you want to live, and why don't you write the positives of that country. Just a suggestion LH423
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