To be honest... the representation of Americans in this thread is putting one very poor stereotype on the rest of your people. If American people
really don't care about the rest of the world, then are happy if the rest of the world starting to not give a dam about the American People?
In fact cutting all diplomatic and financial ties with your country might actually improve relations across the rest of world considerably, being as
its your countries financial greed, mismanagement and warmongering which has helped turn the global economy into the biggest debt that has ever
Yeah other countries are far from perfect, but I think I speak on behalf of other non-americans when I say we are open to criticism, we are open to
being wrong, and as such, we are open to improvement.
Luckily I can appreciate that a large number of Americans realize there is a big wide world out there, of which they are a part of. As for the person
who commented on the convict history of Australia... sorry to burst your bubble, but the convict influx is only a small part of the migration policy
which took place. Most were petty crooks who got caught stealing loaves of bread, and were transported to Australia as they needed cheap labour to get
the country up and running... nowadays everything is sent to China, and America is most probably the biggest exporter - principally it's no different,
in fact at least the criminals in a lot of cases were given a new life, exporting to China only serves to continue to destroy your economy.
Now I don't want to get into American bashing, far from it - I have met many great Americans, and this site is full of them. But perhaps you need to
remember a few things, America, like Australia, is a country created out of immigration. Both of the indigenous peoples of our countries have been
raped, murdered and driven to the point of oblivion when white men decided it was time for some new real estate. Regardless of what generation
American/Australian anyone claims to be, they will never be of original descent. Those are the people who suffered the most crimes against humanity
and suffered terrorism like never before.
Australia and America share many parallels, more so than is shared with the UK or other allies. Yes Australia may be small (population) and our
support in such wars might not be as big as American troops - but it was never wars the Australians ever started, we came to support our allies,
regardless of numbers or equipment, the support is there none the less.
Now we could continue down the road of bashing American/Australians - but at the end of the day, its governments who make decisions that affect both
countries. When you get down to the core I would argue the average American and Australian share the same values, just one of the countries doesn't
have an overtly aggressive foreign policy without the needed transparency, and of course one of them has free health care!
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