• nl_the_shadow@lemmy.world
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    11 months ago

    Exactly, different states still have their country as common ground. Most Europeans identify with their nationality first, and as a European second.

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      11 months ago

      If I remember correctly, most Europeans identifiy first with their city, then with their country and third with the EU…

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        11 months ago

        Yeah I don’t know any Americans that don’t do this. Like I get it, I don’t like us either, but going from Colorado to Texas is more jarring to me than going from France to Germany.

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          going from Colorado to Texas is more jarring to me than going from France to Germany.

          Yes, going from “foreign place where I don’t speak the language” to “foreign place where I don’t speak the language” isn’t jarring because it’s all very foreign. But, the differences between France and Germany are objectively huge compared to the differences between Colorado and Texas.

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            11 months ago

            …I do speak the language in one of the two, but thanks for the shitty assumption. That it’s more jarring for me between two states is my own subjective opinion. It’s almost like there’s more to culture than language.

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              Do you think every region in European countries is the same? There is more of a difference between Bavaria and the rest of Germany than most US states.

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          11 months ago

          This is ridiculous. This is why Europeans think we’re so stupid and insular, and they’re right.

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      11 months ago

      People in North America identified with their colony/state first, and the United States second back in the 1700s. Give it time…

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          11 months ago

          The European Union is a confederation, just like the United States under the Articles of Confederation was.