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A very happy 4th of July to our American members. :beer:

Speaking as someone who could be classified as stereotypical leftist European I would like to add a personal note:

Yes, Europeans make fun of you for some of your mannerisms.
Yes, Europeans look at the circus which is your politics and shake their heads. Not that we here have fewer problems, mind you.
Yes, Europeans don't get some parts of your mentality. And I'm not just talking about the second amendment.

But:

No, Europeans don't hate you. Our own culture is heavily influenced by yours for one. And not to forget: You saved our behinds in WWII and the Cold War.

With all that said:

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Thank you! :yes: (Y)

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America saved Germany in WW2?

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[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1341394026' post='594978699']
America saved Germany in WW2?
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In a way. Would you want to live in a Germany which has won WWII? I wouldn't.
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[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1341394026' post='594978699']
America saved Germany in WW2?
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Hell to the yes it did.
Look at the German constitution, it's influenced heavily by the USA.
I like our constitution a lot, so thanks a ton for that!

Beautiful post, Mephistopheles.
Absolutely agree with your words!

Happy Independence Day!

[i]Glassed Silver:ios[/i]
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Don't let this thread descend into a who won the war flame thread.

Instead, lets focus on the topic of the thread; Happy Independence Day from the other side of the pond.

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Thanks guys :)

I'll be celebrating today by buying a new 2012 Subaru WRX. How are the other fellow American Neowinian's celebrating?

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[quote name='Glassed Silver' timestamp='1341395287' post='594978733']
Hell to the yes it did.
Look at the German constitution, it's influenced heavily by the USA.
I like our constitution a lot, so thanks a ton for that!

Beautiful post, Mephistopheles.
Absolutely agree with your words!

Happy Independence Day!

[i]Glassed Silver:ios[/i]
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I have to disagree.The USA are just a part from many parts and was not disinterested.
The German constitution is based on the Weimar Republic and "just" needed to pass the allies to avoid a new dictator.
Even GB and France did it, there is no reason to give a special thanks to the USA.

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Have a nice day!!

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[quote name='thekim' timestamp='1341396224' post='594978747']


I have to disagree.The USA are just a part from many parts and was not disinterested.
The German constitution is based on the Weimar Republic and "just" needed to pass the allies to avoid a new dictator.
Even GB and France did it, there is no reason to give a special thanks to the USA.
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I'm well aware of my nation's history, the special thanks fly out to the US, because the topic came up and it's USA's Independence Day.

Sorry if I made it sound like the US was the only factor for the constitution.

[i]Glassed Silver:ios[/i]

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[quote name='thekim' timestamp='1341396224' post='594978747']
I have to disagree.The USA are just a part from many parts and was not disinterested.
The German constitution is based on the Weimar Republic and "just" needed to pass the allies to avoid a new dictator.
Even GB and France did it, there is no reason to give a special thanks to the USA.
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The question what the Grundgesetz is based upon aside (not directly the Weimar Republic constitution - look closely at the Grundgesetz and you'll see how its authors aimed to avoid making the mistakes made in 1919), there are reasons to give special thanks to the US for their role in WWII. Have you ever read about the [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease"]Lend-Lease program[/url]? One could argue that neither the UK nor the USSR would have been able to beat the 3rd Reich without the support of the USA.

Enough of this though, this thread is about celebrating with our friends across the pond.
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No matter what happened, we'll always own you! :|

Happy 4th July :)

Really want to watch The Sandlot now though :o
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^ Thanks, Meph. Let's keep the spirit of this thread positive. If you want to troll, please don't.

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Happy Independence Day, all Americans :)

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Happy Independence Day to our American members!

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[quote name='Barney' timestamp='1341398817' post='594978801']
^ Thanks, Meph. Let's keep the spirit of this thread positive. If you want to troll, please don't.
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I let the thread keep positive. But to call me a troll because I disagree my previous speaker is not nice!

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thekim - Don't thik it was for you, think Barney is calling me a troll to get a reaction out of me, which is trolling to be honest, obviously doesn't understand sarcasim & humour :D

There's a few Americans who live down my road and always have beasty fireworks, so look forward to them tonight.

I still can't wait until England has like a "English" day
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Aww, how sweet. Thank you!

Reassuring considering how Americans who are different from the "stereotypes" are half afraid of travelling due to all the perceived prejudice and disdain coming from a lot of other countries. It's good to see someone who knows better reaching out a white flag.

Regardless of the day, hooray for people of all nationalities who are smart, open-minded, aware, and just all around nice, like many folks here on Neowin! :)
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[size=5][b][color=#0000cd]Happy[/color] [color=#ff0000]4th[/color][/b][/size]

Leave us alone, you Brits. :p
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Have a good day. :)

Love, your cold hat.
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If it's any consolation I rather still be governed by England. Besides all the obvious benefits of the government system over ours, we most likely would not have Mit Romney. :(

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Can I move to Europe please? It's so much more interesting to live there

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Happy 4th!

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[quote name='Brandon' timestamp='1341418883' post='594979377']
Can I move to Europe please? It's so much more interesting to live there
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^ A plane ticket is on the way ... :laugh:
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Thanks! Hope you have a great day, too!

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