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Thread: Nationalism and You!
23-08-2012, 08:54 AM #1
Nationalism and You!
I see a bit of it goes on around the forums already, so I figured maybe we should have a thread for it, link things your proud of your country for, or things your not happy with about your country I guess?
Remeber the forum rules and keep it civil!
I'll start with: The Nuclear Weapons are morally indefensible speech made by our then priminister. (audio here)
And on a sillier note, this:
Winning anything is such a massive deal, that we need also parody it!
So what about your country?
23-08-2012, 09:11 AM #2
23-08-2012, 09:19 AM #3
Are you able to explain what that means? I've only had a quick look at that site, but it doesn't really explain what it is they're talking about.
23-08-2012, 09:26 AM #4
According to Wiki, FSI is measured like this:
The index's ranks are based on twelve indicators of state vulnerability - four social, two economic and six political. The indicators are not designed to forecast when states may experience violence or collapse. Instead, they are meant to measure a state's vulnerability to collapse or conflict. All countries in the red (Alert, FSI of 90 or more), orange (Warning, FSI of 60 or more), or yellow (Moderate, FSI of 30 or more) categories display some features that make parts of their societies and institutions vulnerable to failure. Some in the yellow zone may be failing at a faster rate than those in the more dangerous orange or red zones, and therefore could experience violence sooner. Conversely, some in the red zone, though critical, may exhibit some positive signs of recovery or be deteriorating slowly, giving them time to adopt mitigating strategies
23-08-2012, 09:30 AM #5
ah right, top stuff then!
23-08-2012, 09:33 AM #6
I refer you to Bill Bailey:
Also being Scottish (and hence a massive part of those stats! - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/we...burger-1272642) I get to have not only British national pride but Scottish national pride (which is generally a lot easier to handle as it mostly involves wearing a kilt and taking the piss out of the English, with bonus points for doing both at the same time!)
23-08-2012, 10:03 AM #7
We invented the modern torpedo, we have one the cleanest seas, our handball team is among the best in the world, many of our cultural heritages are under UNESCO protection, Nikola Tesla was born and raised in our country and he was half Croatian.
23-08-2012, 10:13 AM #8
We owned half the world, bitch. Now we're like fantasy dwarves, grumbling over the lost glories of our fallen empire.
But we still have fish & chips.
23-08-2012, 11:18 AM #9
The NHS. It's pretty awesome. Yeah, has some problem of course, any system as complex and big as that will have issues but in general its a fucking amazing institution.
23-08-2012, 11:24 AM #10
23-08-2012, 11:36 AM #11
Here are some cool things my country has produced to counter balance the bitter rage:
23-08-2012, 12:38 PM #12
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
23-08-2012, 12:41 PM #13
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
I dont mean to make myself look cool by giving unconventional thoughts unacceptable to most but......
Seriously, after more than half a century of peaceful co-existence (among nations of the First and Second World at least), isn't it a bit naive to still believe in Nationalism? What are geopolitics and ethnic groups meaning to us?
But on the other hand, I am proud about my country. We achieved the dramatic economic progression since the 1980s, which is comparable with the Industrial Revolution. Europe started it, North America followed, and then the Japanese, now we achieved it too!! Even you westerners design most of the thing, we are the one manufacturing the final products, for every consumer in the whole world. Made in China prevails, Long live the Made in China!!
I am typing this post with my Made in China Dell XPS.
23-08-2012, 12:53 PM #14
23-08-2012, 01:02 PM #15
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
23-08-2012, 04:57 PM #16
23-08-2012, 05:20 PM #17
Nickname "Duracell Bunny?" Ha!
Though sadly reminded me of squasg defector Peter Nicol who (understandably, really) ran off to England for more funding.
23-08-2012, 05:55 PM #18I occasionally write things on this website. You can read these things by clicking this thing:
23-08-2012, 06:02 PM #19
- Housing the most diverse populace on earth without killing one another.
- Being responsible for just about every major technological innovation for the last century.
- Developing musical and artistic styles that have defined and dominated the last century.
- Joyriding on the moon.
- Militarizing the third world in a 60-year red scare.
- Playing marionette-master with Latin America.
- Slavery, Jim Crow and a legacy of institutionalized racism.
- Reality Television
23-08-2012, 06:48 PM #20
That's a good list. I'd have to agree with all. I'd probably list the space program as a whole on there, rather than just the moon. Voyager, Pioneer, Viking, Hubble, Pathfinder, Curiosity, Galileo, Cassini-Huygens, Kepler, Mars Odyssey, and Chandra , just to name a few.