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E.U. vs. U.S.

Generally, where would you rather live? Why?

I know they're both vast, thus the "generally".

Remember the U.K. isn't in the E.U. anymore (as if DLers don't know that, but just in case).

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by Anonymousreply 40July 27, 2021 7:39 PM

America would beat Europe's ass in war. Just saying.

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by Anonymousreply 1July 20, 2021 1:53 PM

Prediction: most DLers are Americans who'd rather live in the E.U.

by Anonymousreply 2July 20, 2021 1:54 PM

Easy: the US. Why? The EU doesn't have freedom of speech.

by Anonymousreply 3July 20, 2021 1:55 PM

R3, are you sure?

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by Anonymousreply 4July 20, 2021 1:56 PM

I find the Balkans fascinating, so I'd rather live in the E.U., as it's next door. Croatia is already a member, too.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 20, 2021 2:01 PM

Yes, r4, I'm sure.

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by Anonymousreply 6July 20, 2021 2:01 PM

EU for the variety of cultures, care for its citizens, level of sanity.

by Anonymousreply 7July 20, 2021 2:01 PM

I left one for the other, and it’s much better.

by Anonymousreply 8July 20, 2021 2:02 PM

R4, the EU is so controlling of expression, the French don’t allow Muslim girls to wear traditional headwear. The Germans don’t allow model airplanes of WWII German aircraft to have historically accurate markings because they include a tail swastika.

by Anonymousreply 9July 20, 2021 2:03 PM

[quote] level of sanity.

In both the USA and European countries, depends on where.

For every Florida there’s a Poland. For every Alabama there’s a Hungary.

by Anonymousreply 10July 20, 2021 2:05 PM

Why are the Europeans dressed like they live in the 19th century?

by Anonymousreply 11July 20, 2021 2:07 PM

I wonder what most Brits would say.

by Anonymousreply 12July 20, 2021 2:07 PM

Europeans think Americans are weird.

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by Anonymousreply 13July 20, 2021 2:08 PM

More American weirdness.

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by Anonymousreply 14July 20, 2021 2:09 PM

Why do these videos always seem to feature goo-goo baby cartoons?

by Anonymousreply 15July 20, 2021 2:17 PM

Aimed at the 'average' intellectual level of humanoids

by Anonymousreply 16July 20, 2021 2:26 PM

The U.S. is dystopian to me. I was shocked by the overall state of things (roads, buildings, etc) and the amount of homeless people when I worked there in two different states for just over a year. I don’t miss it. Americans are very nice and friendly though.

Canada was very different and felt more modern to me, their way of thinking seemed more Scandinavian or Nordic in some ways. Better infrastructure too.

by Anonymousreply 17July 20, 2021 2:31 PM

I love Europe because of their food. Even in the local shops you find much more variety of fresh food, fruits and vegetables. Everyday American food eaten by most is really shocking and bland and non-nutritional.

by Anonymousreply 18July 20, 2021 2:34 PM

The US is a very weird country. Just about everything about it is strange and much of it backwards.

by Anonymousreply 19July 20, 2021 2:48 PM

I find it interesting that across the Atlantic there's this "parallel-universe" "country", probably much better, version of the U.S. It has a capital, a legislature, etc. It has a currency like ours, and it's roughly the same size (kind of), and has roughly a comparable population. Its name is two words (like ours basically is - E.U., U.S.), and ... I don't know what else.

No unifying language, though. Right?

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by Anonymousreply 20July 20, 2021 2:58 PM

metric system >

by Anonymousreply 21July 20, 2021 9:38 PM

I'd like to retire EU-adjacent. Low living costs but being near everything the EU has to offer. Macedonia, perhaps.

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by Anonymousreply 22July 21, 2021 4:10 PM

R22 I loved traveling through the Balkans - Serbia was absolutely amazing, Belgrade reminded me a lot of Berlin.

by Anonymousreply 23July 21, 2021 4:20 PM

R23, did you visit Bosnia? I’m curious about it.

by Anonymousreply 24July 22, 2021 6:34 AM


by Anonymousreply 25July 22, 2021 7:13 AM

How many Americans are voting for EU but have actually never LIVED in the EU? They just have a romanticized idea of what it is.

by Anonymousreply 26July 22, 2021 7:33 AM

OP, you forgot to add, I have both citizenships.

by Anonymousreply 27July 22, 2021 8:03 AM

R27, ack, yeah, I totally thought of that but ran out of room. Sorry!

by Anonymousreply 28July 22, 2021 1:14 PM

I have homes in both the USA and Germany. I said the EU, but I have to say that the EU wins by a hair. Both have a lot of reasons to live there and A LOT of reasons not to live there. I have to add that in both the USA and the EU, I live in fairly isolated areas where "real" life doesn't really affect me much.

by Anonymousreply 29July 22, 2021 1:21 PM

R29, what are some negatives of the E.U.?

by Anonymousreply 30July 22, 2021 1:22 PM

Why the “E.U” and not just Europe? Do you understand that there’s no such place as the European Union?

by Anonymousreply 31July 22, 2021 1:28 PM

I am a sophisticated American who loved France on my semester abroad. The food is great and the people are so fancy! So naturally, I want to live in the EU.

by Anonymousreply 32July 22, 2021 1:28 PM

R30, It is hard for me to separate the EU from Germany. A big negative is the bureaucracy. You go one place, fill out a form. Take the form to another place, fill out a form virtually identical to the first. Take that form to another place... you get the idea. Also, the amount of documentation that is required is insane.

by Anonymousreply 33July 22, 2021 1:50 PM

R24 Yes I visited Sarajevo and Mostar, both beautiful places with a lot of history.

by Anonymousreply 34July 22, 2021 1:55 PM

R31, you're not getting vaccinated, are you?

by Anonymousreply 35July 22, 2021 2:12 PM

Montenegro and Scotland.

by Anonymousreply 36July 22, 2021 2:18 PM

R22 here. I meant Montenegro - not Macedonia.

by Anonymousreply 37July 22, 2021 2:21 PM

Basically 95% of DLers are in the U.S. or E.U.

by Anonymousreply 38July 22, 2021 2:22 PM

Any Chinese?

by Anonymousreply 39July 27, 2021 6:49 PM

I'm American, which is a huge gift and I've always told my partner that I'd rather live on the street in America vs a McMansion anywhere else.

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