I would have to disagree. I just don't like to poke my nose into another countries affairs. We never know what's really happening unless you live in that country.
You make it a point to know a little bit about what other countries are up to...it s/b part of any good News station.
I'm quite aware of what's going on. I watch a lot of news, but I don't feel it's my business to discuss it with some one from another country, who would or should know more about what's going on than I would.
I doubt even you would know exactly what my country is really like. A lot of the news casts are skewed to what the media thinks or even lies about.
I knew today was or is close to Canada day. I talked with some Canadians at the store today and asked what that was all about. So I do try to keep my mind informed on anything that is mentioned.
I was told this morning by a Canadian that it was their holiday....that's how I knew.
You ask questions and find out.
That's what I do.
Not my style.
Thank you, I don't discuss another nations' politics out of respect for members here.
I agree....we get different stories on different channels. Never know what's right.
So no one got Benghazi right?
The average citizen probably barely has the Internet.
The more broadminded a person is...the more they want to know.
Americans respect the sovereignty of other countries too much to judge their politics.
Okay. Maybe not. Many here would have trouble identifying many other countries on a map.
Cop out. Lol...Phil!
True. But that's what makes it interesting...to find out all about Syria...and how their government tried hard to kill their own people...
They didn't try too hard, it came very easy for them.
No wonder they were last in WWII.
Neither did we.
And our Country was also made up from Europe.
Actually, Roosevelt wanted to enter the war a lot sooner, but the Republican congress was against it.
So was the Republican Congress. Isolationist was their goal. Damn shame.
It wasn't our fight until Pearl Harbor, then we went in full force and won the war!
The Allies won the war. Americans finally deigned to help when they felt threatened....according to Churchill's plan.
Absolutely true, the Allies won the war, but I take exception with your (or perhaps Churchill's) choice of words.
The US was providing the Allies with a great deal of help before the Pearl Harbor attack. The Lend-Lease act provided the allies, and in particular the UK, with much needed supplies. Before that, we were unofficially helping the allies in other ways.
Furthermore, the US embargo of exports to Japan earlier in 1941 forced the Japanese to either take military actions to gain access to oil, or withdraw from South East Asia. We forced their hand, and they chose to attach Pearl Harbor.
Yes...and entering the war at the end with fresh healthy troops was a much needed injection.
Was Hiroshima and Nagasaki really necessary?
From my point of view, yes.
The Japanese showed no signs of surrendering. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hastened the end of the most terrible war in history. Had they not have been used we would have been forced to invade the Japanese homeland. This would have resulted in more loss of life than the two atomic bombs combined.
Also consider this. We would not have done the Japanese any favors by not using the atomic weapons. The firebombing of Tokyo in March, 1945 burned an estimated 80,000 to 150,000 defenseless people to death. Such air raids would likely have continued. These were at least as inhumane as the atomic bombs.
Of course, if you ask any survivor of those bombing attacks their answers would be different.
Thank you for this information. I will check it out.
I have to say most countries tend to not pay much attention to other countries's politics in general. The only reason so many people from all over the world know about American politics, it's because it's all over the internet, and it's such a popular country.
And I also think it's related to our own education - even in our history classes, we talk about America in some way or another. For what I understand when you're learning about history in America, they don't include the rest of the world in it (besides the world wars).
I live in near a border town...so we get American channels, which probably makes me more aware.
Being on AM has certainly helped increase my American knowledge but it still hinges on the fact that people who are after information make it a point to know...and learn....
Also this is kinda a side thing but pop culture jokes about america are at least understood by a good number of people outside the us but joke about another country and its like....ok?
I do listen to BBC world news most nights. Maybe the majprity of people don't much care what is going on afar.
Is their life so narrow and confined that no one seeks info of the world outside?
You know a lot about America.
Would you pass History and Geography on a grade 12 level? And taken in Europe.
Russia obviously thinks it's a super power, too.
Justin is just trying to maintain balance...for now.
Russia... You've been on one of those sites...
Justin Trudeau...you nut...