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Which countries' politics do you follow besides your own?

Asked by Zen_Again (9901points) April 23rd, 2010

And if you feel like it, why?

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martyjacobs's avatar

American and European, as they have a direct bearing on my life, especially in the wake of the World banking crisis. I also like to keep an eye on global current affairs in general.

janbb's avatar

Israel, England and France because I have a close emotional or familial connection with each of them. However, I get so frustrated with Israel that I do not follow it that closely any more

wtfrickinfrack's avatar

Israel – because ¾ of my family lives there

Russia – because my stubborn Bubbe and great aunt Tzeitel who refuse to step foot out of Russia for any reason live there

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mattbrowne's avatar

All larger Western European countries, US, Israel, Russia, China.

Snarp's avatar

I don’t really follow any other country’s politics closely. I have some knowledge of French, Italian, German, British, and Israeli politics, but at this point I only pay attention when something comes up on NPR.

Sophief's avatar

I don’t even follow my own.

aprilsimnel's avatar

UK national. I should know what’s going on if I intend to live there.

wundayatta's avatar

Whatever’s on the radio or in the paper or in the New Yorker.

dpworkin's avatar

Right now, I pay active attention to Great Britain, Israel, Egypt, Thailand, Myanmar, Germany, France, Iraq, Iran, China, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina, but I am generally interested in global politics, so if there is something special going on somewhere I will generally know about it.

cfrydj's avatar

Nobody follows Canadian politics, even though we’re your biggest trading partner?

dpworkin's avatar

I’m not afraid that Canada will start violating human rights or become a rogue nuclear state. I feel comfortable that it is pretty well governed.

cfrydj's avatar

Granted, but you follow Great Britain and France, so surely those aren’t the only reasons you watch a country.

dpworkin's avatar

I know the personalities in GB and France. There’s more news coverage here of Europe than there is Canada, but you have a valid point, and I will try to rectify the lapse.

janbb's avatar

Ah – I don’t follow it, I just….blame Canada!

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