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    Why does America have so much interest in Europe?

    Thought I'd do a reverse thread based on "Why does non Americans care about America so much".

    So why do they? Why must they feel the need to try and be the worlds police force just because they emerged from WW2 unharmed from war unlike most of the other allied countries?
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    nobody cares about Europe sorry to burst your bubble especially americans, I would know I am one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    nobody cares about Europe sorry to burst your bubble especially americans, I would know I am one.
    So why is there the need to spy on Europe?
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    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...18#post8213418

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    Funny, I've always had the impression that most Americans doesn't give a shit about Europe, almost to the point that they can't find it on the world map.

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    There's a difference between "being interested in" and "watching your shit".
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    Because Europe is fun! It's also one of the biggest economies in the world, and one of the US's largest customers. It has a multitude of interesting languages and cultures, and different ideals and principles than the US. The way of life in European countries also tends to be extremely different from that of US states. More bicycle riders, more pedestrians, more usage of public transportation, for example. There are a lot of great things about Europe that would make us want to show an interest.

    As for world policing, it's in everyone's best interest to have strong navies patrolling the seas to keep international sea trade running. With a few notable exceptions like Iraq, most of the conflicts we've gotten into over the last few decades have been with the expressed consent of the UN and NATO, so I'm not sure why you'd have a problem with that. As for how the US started being the world police in the first place, we did it to check the growing Soviet hegemony in the 50s and throughout the Cold War. That was a legitimate concern at the time, and after the Soviet Union collapsed, we were the only player in town.
    Last edited by Reeve; 2012-12-06 at 05:52 PM.
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    This thread is going places.

    Can I post a 'Why does Spain have so much interest in Scotland" thread next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wælcyrie View Post
    So why is there the need to spy on Europe?
    where is Europe and why are we looking at it, is a princess having a babby or something.

    Because Its big new in america the duchess of McComb is having a babby.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/15y...egnancy,30615/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istaril View Post
    This thread is going places.

    Can I post a 'Why does Spain have so much interest in Scotland" thread next?
    Why does nobody knows Luxembourgh? xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by RüneRS View Post
    Why does nobody knows Luxembourgh? xD
    Who doesn't know about Luxembourg?
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    Because Europe is the best country in the world of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    where is Europe and why are we looking at it, is a princess having a babby or something.

    Because Its big new in america the duchess of McComb is having a babby.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/15y...egnancy,30615/
    Well if thats the kind of stuff you know about Europe then I'm not suprised that you arent interested in us
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    Maybe how some of the laws and social services work, but not a whole lot of interest in europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Who doesn't know about Luxembourg?
    Why is there a province (right next to it) in my country with the exact same name?
    Why doesn't anyone know about that?

    Why do people think my country (well more then half of it) is a simpsons caracter? Stupid Flanders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Istaril View Post
    This thread is going places.

    Can I post a 'Why does Spain have so much interest in Scotland" thread next?


    i agree with this.

    this wont be constructive at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by endus View Post
    A thread about how hard it is being a white dude is not really a reasonable topic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    You are assuming Cybran actually reads the articles he links.
    I suspect he is actually some Soviet algorithm gone rogue, transmitting from some forgotten bunker, responding to keywords by googling them and adding "+bad" to the search query, and then just copy/pasting anything it comes across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RüneRS View Post
    Why is there a province (right next to it) in my country with the exact same name?µ
    Why doesn't anyone know about that?
    For the same reason I don't know the names of all the counties around Houston either. At some level of granularity, it becomes impossible to know everything about every tiny area of the world.
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    What's a Europe?
    Quote Originally Posted by Slummish View Post
    I don't get it. I've gone AFK a million times to blow my bf so he'd get off my back and let me raid. What's the problem here? People have sex...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Who doesn't know about Luxembourg?

    i know of Luxembourg...
    Quote Originally Posted by endus View Post
    A thread about how hard it is being a white dude is not really a reasonable topic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    You are assuming Cybran actually reads the articles he links.
    I suspect he is actually some Soviet algorithm gone rogue, transmitting from some forgotten bunker, responding to keywords by googling them and adding "+bad" to the search query, and then just copy/pasting anything it comes across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bender View Post
    Funny, I've always had the impression that most Americans doesn't give a shit about Europe, almost to the point that they can't find it on the world map.
    I am really sorry for you if you can't point Europe on the map. It seems you (americans) have good education system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wælcyrie View Post
    So why is there the need to spy on Europe?
    We spy on Europe because of every war that has happened. World War I, World War II...etc. christ I could even throw in the fact that Britain ruled over us in our countries early state

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