BCal: I dont care what gramps says about Normandy, consult most history books or watch a documentary about it and it usually documented that the U.S. entered the most dangerous beaches and left the Brits to take care of the easier ones.
You have to love those American documentaries now don't you?
JUST BECAUSE I LOVE MY COUNTRY AND THINK THAT WE ARE MISTREATED BY THE REST OF THE WORLD, DOES THAT MAKE ME ARROGANT?
I have been accused of writing from a U.S. 1st point of view and not seeing the rest of the picture. Sorry, but most of your posts arent exactly unbiased either and written by strictly European points of view.
The two issues are mutually exclusive. The fact remains that nobody but the allies won the war, this stupid pissing competition gets really tiresome after a while. It's also hugely offensive to the countries you put down when your ego writes it's cheques.
Many Europeans are angry the way that American society and institutions have infiltrated their nations (it is understandable though), and the way that the American way of life now dominate their societies to a certain extent.
Are they really angry about that? Or are they angry at the constant reminder from ignorant, arrogant people about how they owe America for their very existance?
Yet, these are the same people who would stop at McDonalds get back in their car and pop in a (insert your favorite American band here) CD in their CD players.
.. and eat that locally grown/manufactured food that McDonalds uses and listen to that locally manufactured CD as they went. Although, the chances of them using an American band would be about 50% as there is a multitude of fantastic music coming out of other countries.
As I said before though, I really like Europe, but would never live there.
Hey, lucky for them
I have actually found that Europeans are friendly until they find out that you are American (this occurs in most of the countries I have visited).
Do you really believe it's because they've found out that you are American or is it that they don't like your attitude to the world? As someone who deals with Americans all the time I find they come in two groups .. the sort you like and the wankers ... pretty typical of ANY COUNTRY REALLY.
Just be nice to us, there are certain people who go over to Europe and act like jackasses and wonder why we get treated poorly.
and there are those who start threads like this one... embarrasing the majority of your countrymen.
Americans are friendly to Europeans when they visit our nation,
Do you think you're friendly to them? If so, go read your initial post.
even though they might not have a friendly attitude. Its a shame that a few idiots ruin things in Europe for all Americans. ..
it's funny that you should say that ......................
By the way, it's not just in Europe, it's in most countries and it's in public forums like this one. Imagine suggesting Europe owed America for their assistance in a war that America didn't even join until their own country was attacked!!!!! Then imagine trying to blame everyone else for the bad behaviour!!!!!!
I think the war could not have been won without the US, but I dont' think the US won the war. I think all to often some people tend to forget that when the US fights, it usually fights with Allies and those Allies assist in a postive way to the result that is gained. They deserve your respect because all to often these Allies are fighting a war of little relevance to themselves (ie Vietnam). Perhaps you should show a little more respect to other countries and you may find that these people show you a little more respect back. It's highly possible that their reaction to you is because of your attitude and not your country of birth.