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    Default In a geration or two, is family nationality going to matter anymore in America?

    This is the insanity of what is my nationality.

    25% German
    25% Polish
    3/16 Irish
    1/8 Check Republic
    1/16 Jamaican (which is where my last name comes from... which is a German last name, dual immigration bitches)
    1/16 English
    1/16 Hungarian / French / misc

    If by some god awful chance I reproduce, by child's last name will only be relevant to the country 1/32 of them.


    Ive talked to some people and apparently I am not in the same boat to, its a relatively common thing. In like one generation most children's school day nationality pie charts will be to convoluted to make sense of them. There is going to be a point maybe in like 50-75 years where people are just going to have to say "I'm American" because they have completely lost the other nationality. What do you guys think? This probably isn't relevant to our non-Americans.

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    eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogar The Brave View Post
    I've been thinking about this for years. When will "American" become a nationality? Furthermore, when do countries become a "race"(using this word synonymously with nationality) in and of themselves? When did people born in Germany become German, French in France, etc.
    Id say it takes about 400 years to develop a nationality, an example I can think of is when the saxons invaded Britain around 800 and by the 1200s they considered themselves as English.

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    idk I just pulled up the saxons and ripped off one of the Biritish battle years

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    since when was american not a nationality

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    even Dogars typos are great

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    Are you disrespecting my 7 part nationality Dogar?

    seriously that's fucked up its real

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    My Hispanic great grandfather is still alive, the old blind bat is still kicking at 96.

    why is my last name so fucking weird, why the fuck did the Kholfelds leave Germany for Nicaragua in the early 1800s, I mean seriously

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    My family history stems mostly from Germany and Ireland. Do I consider myself either one? No, but apparently I should be genetically good with beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogar The Brave View Post
    I've been thinking about this for years. When will "American" become a nationality? Furthermore, when do countries become a "race"(using this word synonymously with nationality) in and of themselves? When did people born in Germany become German, French in France, etc.
    In the same vein, I've always wondered if people were like this in every country. I mean I assume in France people still will say they're half German, half English. I'm also assuming people use American as a nationality in foreign countries. Is there even an active member who is from another country?

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    no

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanaki View Post
    Is there even an active member who is from another country?
    oh nanaki

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    It doesn't matter now. Every American I've ever talked to tried to convince me there's some Irish blood in them; same with people from Liverpool. It's the same with people all over the world; just read up on a history of invasions and mass migrations. I've never much cared for it, I don't think anyone else does either. Hell, I'm one eighth Argentinian if I feel like identifying myself like that. I don't though, because it's damn gimmicky. What matters is where you grew up and how you feel about it. Nothing else really.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanaki View Post
    In the same vein, I've always wondered if people were like this in every country. I mean I assume in France people still will say they're half German, half English. I'm also assuming people use American as a nationality in foreign countries. Is there even an active member who is from another country?
    Nobody ever does this.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Americans are so fucking uncultured. Usually I don't let it get to me but goddamn.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    No u

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    :3

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    Maybe. I don't know. I was in a really bad mood earlier!
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord View Post
    Americans are so fucking uncultured. Usually I don't let it get to me but goddamn.
    One bit of confusion =/= uncultured

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    I'm like really white. Like Irish, German, and Norwegian white.

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    I consider myself Canadian on my father's side since that family has been in Canada for 5 generations.

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