We're listing stereotypes here, which means that we list all these recurring caricatural ideas about other nationalities that can be found regularly in any work of fiction. So no racist or discriminatory quotes claiming: "Hey this stereotype is actually true" or aggressive, offended comments like "Hey, my country or people are nothing like that!
" Most countries depict their neighbouring countries as if they are all either lazy, evil, dumb, primitive or arrogant.
Nothing new there and it proves that these stereotypical impressions about other countries are universal, rather than tied to one specific country. We can also miss proud, arrogant, patriotic boasting remarks like "Our country is uniquely very good at this or that", which is usually also very narrow-minded nationalism.
Behaviour can not be restricted to an entire race, culture or country of people.
Not all Americans are fond of owning guns, not all Britons like tea, not all Frenchmen are arrogant and not all Asians are martial arts experts.
Each country has claims to have their own unique drinking culture (beer, wine, tea, coffee,...) and a reputation for being hospitable. Southeast Asia In popular culture, Southeast Asia is that place where the Vietnam War happened.
In hell, the cops are German, the lovers are Swiss, the food is British, the cars are French,and the whole thing is run by the Italians.The happiest man on earth lives in a British house, gets an American salary, has a Chinese wife, and eats Japanese food.The saddest man on earth lives in a Japanese house, gets a Chinese salary, has an American wife, and eats British food.It did not exist before then, nor did it have a culture except for mysterious statues of Buddhas and ruined temples half-hidden by jungle overgrowth.
Not everything over there is fully functional yet, and the internal links still point to this blog, and will for the indefinite future.
So all the old material will be left here for archival purposes, with comments turned off.