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To non-USA natives: How/what did you learn about the United States of America?

Asked by jfos (7370points) May 14th, 2010

For both good and bad reasons, the United States of America has been a rather popular/important/infamous country during the last few hundred years.

How did you learn about the USA? If it was in school, what did you learn in particular?

If you learned about it from parents/guardians/relatives/friends, what did they teach you about it? Was it from personal experience?

If you learned about it from the media, how was it portrayed?

Also, if you have since visited/moved to the USA, is what you learned true? Explain.

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downtide's avatar

Never learned anything about the USA in school. I guess I learned from reading at home. I was an avid reader as a kid and would devour encyclopaedias and factual books on all kinds of topics. I’m pretty sure thats where I would have learned it all from.

jfos's avatar

@downtide And what did you learn about it?

Berserker's avatar

Through its entertainment mainly, specifically, Conan the Barbarian with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who isn’t American but still…

downtide's avatar

@jfos All sorts of things, I couldn’t possibly list them all. (I can’t even remember what I learned then, vs what I learned later. It was mostly positive stuff though.

mattbrowne's avatar

Flipper. When I was a small kid in Germany. Then I moved on to Daktari and Bonaza. It wasn’t until I was 25 when I got to see the real thing.

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