By Brandon - 10/08/2010 23:19 - United States
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Don't worry OP, I have talked to Americans over Xbox Live and in real life, believe it or not, that thought Canada was called Canadia, and many more that either never knew Canada existed, thought it was part of the U.S.A. or also thought it was part of a different continent. Sometimes I question humanity.
100-what in middle school(or junior high if you're stupid)? of course we learn it, but at least here in high school we are required to take world history. I understand some Americans are stupid, but not all. I know canadians that thought Mexico was in south America. it's not just Americans that are stupid, you find them everywhere.
As I understand it, the Hong Kong/China relationship is somewhat similar to the Puerto Rico/USA one, although I'm using that term loosely here. It's a separate entity in most practical ways, but it's technically under the sovereignty of the larger nation. Hong Kong has only been a part of China in that way since 1997, so I could understand a mom who was educated before then not being aware of the changes. Ideally, everyone would be 100% up-to-date on world history/events, but that's not realistic.
actually even if half of the US mainland was on side with china and russia the other half would still probably win because the chinese military is grand in numbers but is also one of the least trained in the world and u actually expect russia to take over america with 200k people?
Why do you think we're arrogant just because we don't know Canada's first prime minister? I admit I don't know who it is, but how or why do you expect me to? How can you expect us to know the prime minister or president of every country? Granted, some Americans are stupid but so are some Canadians. Every country has stupid people, but the fact that we don't know your first prime minister isn't what proves that.
#104 - Australia had a campaign a while back to promote knowledge of our own history by pointing out that most Australians could name the first US President, but not the first Australian Prime Minister. It was a bit of a wake up call. Even now I'll bet most Australians could name the first (because of the campaign) but not the second. #147 - Your point is valid, but back it up a notch, and try this while resisting the urge to tell me to go fuck myself. Take your two neighboring countries, Canada and Mexico (I'm assuming you're American from your post, but if you're not, take whatever your neighboring countries are). Name the _current_ leaders of those countries. For that matter, name the leaders of any three other countries you choose. Name three Canadian Provinces. Name three Mexican states. I don't even want to know your answers - only you will know if you were right or wrong - the exercise isn't for my benefit.
1. Agree with 32, it's more of a fhl than a fml. 2. #40 is wrong. Your intelligence is based on your knowledge. the more you know the more intelligent you are. 3. I don't think intelligence is genetic. I think it's determined by your attitude towards learning. If you are eager for knowledge it's much easier for you to study than someone who hates learning.
FYI most major Canadian cities are very close to the US border, meaning we have about the same weather as Washington in the west and New York in the east. Most of us don't live in year round snow - hell I live in Vancouver and we're lucky if we get snow in the winter (and when we do it's for a few short days).
funny my entire life I never had anything taught to me about America until I got to my US history class in sophomore year of high school. We didn't learn about current events either only things like the Mayans, ancient Rome, Africa, etc. I hate how some Americans make us look like we're idiots when not all of us are -_-
well how about lets test your knowledge on geography? technically you can see france from a pier in new brunswick what part of france is that called? and you also live beside greenland which is denmark do you know their leaders? and also you mentioned mexico so it would be valid to say that iceland is your neighbor since its about the same distance do you know anything about them?
#209 - Yeah, I'll have a go. Without cheating and looking stuff up... The French territory next to Canada is St Pierre et Miquelon, famous for territorial fishing rights disputes with Canada, and that the place is alternately totally foggy or has howling winds. Denmark & Greenland have the same head of state, Queen Margrethe II. The Prime minister of Denmark is (someone) Rasmussen. No idea for the Greenland Prime Minister. Iceland, yeah, I know a lot about it, so hard to know where to start, but seeing as how we're on leaders, Prime Minister is Johanna Sigurðardóttir, famous for being the world's first openly gay leader, and the President is (someone) Grimmson, famous for being in the news a lot during the Icelandic Financial Crisis. ...so... your point was?
212 no one gives a shit if u know about every country. enough with the rant already. I'm canadian and I don't know who the first Canadian prime minister was, but I do know who the first president was. it's just that Americas such a huge influence your always in the spotlight. every one knows who the first American president was, and of not they at least know the name if not the position. people love it when others fail, and practically everyones curious as to see what America failing would be like. so other countries love to point out Americas flaws even though it's not really fair to America. but don't get me wrong, you don't get my sympathy. america has dug it's own grave and whether or not you use it is up to you