What does it mean to be American?

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Unread postby Spike » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:43 am

I also agree that being American simply means to be born in America. :)

I don't think that we can give anybody anywhere in the world any kind of country-wide reason for their nationality without being wrongly stereotypical. You get poor people in rich countries like America, and you get uneducated people in countries with stricter education such as (parts of) China, so I think that it's impossible to give everybody the same meaning for who they are. :wink:
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Unread postby Tigger of Kai » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:36 pm

If there is no such thing as a shared national identity, then why do nations persist, do you think?
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Unread postby Kayzr » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:22 pm

Spike wrote:I also agree that being American simply means to be born in America. :)

So, if my children are born in Russian, are they Russians?
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