David, Connor, Julie, Monica, Rosa
Many of the differences in the views between India and American stem from three major areas: Economic, Political, and Cultural. From the both articles I found in my research, India for the most part idolizes America. They find our cultural views so radically different than theirs in more ways than one; but almost try to mirror them. Through economic globalization, India has Americanized itself. Recently, both Starbucks and Amazon announced that they would be entering the Indian market. As one Indian newspaper put it, this could be “the final stamp of globalization.”
This signals the latest episode in India’s remarkable process of Americanization. All these changes began in the 1990’s when India liberalized its economy. By 1993, changes in the cities and countryside became evident. Cities became filled with shopping malls and glass-paneled office buildings. In the countryside, thatch huts had become concrete homes; gated communities were replacing cashew and mango plantations. There were many tangible effects of the Americanization of India: The tangible signs included: an increase in the availability of American brands, a noticeable surge in the population of American businessmen in the corridors of five-star hotels, and In outsourcing companies across the country, Indians were being taught to speak more slowly and stretch their O’s. One of the major effects of Americanization & Globalization was the millions lifted from poverty. Political Globalization: The Americanization of India also has many intangible effects. They are even more remarkable than the tangible. The very spirit of the country has changed. India pre globalization was an isolated and dismal place of limited opportunity. The country was hemmed in by its moralistic rejection of capitalism. Now it is infused with energy, a can-do ambition and an entrepreneurial spirit, ideas that is distinctly American
Indian vs. American philosophies: Indian philosophy stresses strict and imaginative uncomplicated day-to-day living. America’s emphasis is on material acquisition and the limitless pursuit of prosperity. There has been a Changed View of India. The rural people agree that: ”This is what all the money has brought to us, we were poor, but at least we didn’t need to worry about our lives. I think it was better that way.” Americanization and Globalization has begun the process of dismantling an old and often repressive order.
How immigration effect the way Mexico views at the U.S? Mexico’s view of the U.S has always been fairly positive since the United States is seen as country of possibilities and a way to get a better education and be more financially stable. Many Mexicans come to the United States to get away from the troubles that Mexico is facing with the drug cartels or the high amounts of crime in big cities like Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Ciudad Juarez. In a study revealed that about 57% of Mexicans say they enjoy a better life in the U.S because their country is facing drug and crime problems. Aside from the economic downturn, 57% of Mexicans would agree that personal income is much better in the United States compared to Mexico. Although favorability for the U.S was high it fell drastically after the Arizona Law was passed. Favorable rating of the U.S fell from 62% to 44% in 2010.The Arizona law enabled police to check for immigration status if a Mexican was stopped for a valid reason, and if Mexicans could not prove legal status they were deported. Although the law was meant to address concerns many considered this law to be racial profiling. The Immigration Reform helps Mexicans obtain a 2 year visa to avoid deportation, but there are certain requirements that need to be met. Although it is positive step towards the future, Mexicans want more action to be done by the United States to help the other Mexicans whom do not meet the requirements for the Immigration Reform. Mexicans have grown favorable of the U.S again, but ultimately favorability will be determined by what is best for their own people.
China is often portrayed as a currency manipulator. China steals American jobs. China engages in unfair trade practices. China does not respect trademarks. China steals American technology. China is engaged in cyber-espionage. So what does China think about the U.S.? China’s view seems to be shifting recently. China and the U.S. have never seen eye to eye, before there has always been political tensions between our political parties, and now that the U.S. has come out and outsourced to China, China has had an economic boom and they can now understand American culture in terms of social standing, but what happens if the U.S. can’t keep up with that boom? We are falling behind the flow and things seem to be looking down on The U.S. does this make China a threat or a helpful neighbor? Like all Americas do the Chinese also had divided opinions on whether they consider the United States an ally or a rival.” America and China are friends,” said one respondent. “They are also competitors.” I like this quote because it doesn’t follow silly miss-conceptualized rules.
How the Emerging world of Africa views the U.S. America’s prioritization of political rights and that freedom is the most cherished value among the west. The west feels that the best systems of politics and economics have freedom embedded in them, but elsewhere in the world, in emerging economies, this is an illusion. People in these areas, Africa especially, focus on what’s more important to them such as food, shelter, education, and healthcare. These people would prefer democracy if given the choice, but they worry more about where their living improvements are going to come from. China has emerged as a challenger to the American ideology. They use and advocate State Run Capitalism, De-emphasized democracy, and have prioritized economic rights over political freedoms.
I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian -John G. Diefenbaker. This quote is one that I found described what Canada felt towards the US in the politics world. In a video clip followed by some commentary I found, that Canada disagrees with our foreign policy and political agendas quite a lot. They do however feel the need to add that despite all of this America still has an overall good image in the eyes of the Canadian people. Canada finds the U.S. to be quite frustrating, a lot of times. According to an article, by the Bureau of the Western Hemisphere Affairs, The United States and Canada share two borders and their bilateral relationship is among the closest and most extensive in the world. We work together to help each other financially, but the mistakes the U.S. makes concerning its policy makings is an embarrassing mistake “that is hard to watch us make”. Canada feels, according to a news feed on the Washington post , That the U.S. is, “ like “Watching a friend having a nervous breakdown who won’t listen and get help. “ We make mistakes, like the one of our government getting shut down and it haunts us for life.