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Dating differences europe america

Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand) could be considered as a single "Western civilisation".

'Westernness' could be defined by people who are ethnically or culturally European, in other words people of European descent or speaking a European language as their mother-tongue.

Both are much rarer in Europe, hardly ever seen in many regions. Smaller cars are much more common in Europe, probably because Europe has a more urbanised population and small cars are easier to park in cities, especially on pavements/sidewalks of historical cities, where large parking lots are rarer than in the USA.

However, the common history, geography and socio-political evolution of the European continent, as well as the cultural divergences that have occured in former colonies, have resulted in the creation of a common basis for European culture that contrast (sometimes sharply) with the USA or the rest of the Western world.Almost all Europeans have cars with manual gears, while Americans have a marked preference for automatic ones.European cars are also very different in style than their American counterparts.The same is true of Thanksgiving and Halloween (although the latter has exported itself pretty successfully to Europe and East Asia from the late 1990's onwards).American marketing strategies have also given rise to nationwide phenomena like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which, as potent as they are in the US, hardly have any equivalent in European countries (except on Amazon).Schools and universities are free in most European countries.Europeans see access to university as a right, while American families often have to save for years for their children to attend one.Here is a summary of my observations on the differences between Europeans and Americans (USA).These are of course the major trends, and exceptions exist everywhere.American cars tend to be more massive and squarer, because size matters in the States.Americans have a fondness for (very) long limousines as well as pick-up trucks (in the countryside).

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