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41. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

OK, a new country here (although am British - consider myself knowledged enough to speak for the Emiraties).

Everyone is incredibly proud of Shiekh Zayed Al Nahyan, former president for his progressivness and forward thinking.

We must all be proud of our countries superb marketing skills (who has not heard of Duabi now, compared to 10 years ago)

Proud of its free education system - free to every emirati citizen.

On a persoanl note, I am rather proud that we probably have cheaper hookers than in Canada!

42. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Let's see, what have the Scots to be proud of???

Telephone, television, adhesive postage stamps, the Bank of England, macadamised road surfaces, steam engine, telegraph, the US and Chilean Navies, artificial diamonds, golf . . .

And many contributions to scientific development . . . Brownian motion, the Kelvin scale, the first cloned mammal, penicillin and let's not forget modern economics. Ok maybe that last one's not so great.

I love my country for her achievements, but I love her just as much despite her faults, of which there are plenty.

End of the day though, I'm not a nationalist. Nationality is, for most people, just an accident of birth.

43. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Quoting Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

44. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I'm also proud of my Irish and British roots.

I reckon Ireland and Great Britain are fantastic places.

45. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

So what has Northern Ireland done to be proud off..... Well we have come from being a deeply divided nation to one which is on the road (as sometimes we do take 2 steps forward and 1 step back!) to a democratic nation. The province is quite affulent - one of the places in the UK which house prices just keep on rising, regeneration is rife - you should see Belfast for building sites and we even get cruise ships docking now!!

No where is far from the countryside and green hills or the sea. When the sun shines it is BEAUTIFUL - like today! We made the Titantic - ok it sunk and we therefore must be to blame for that awful Kate Winslet/De Caprio film and even worse that WOEFUL Celine Dion (what is the point of her!) song; we are home to the giants causeway, the people here are extremely friendly and helpful (usually!) and l live here!!

Is that enough!

Heather

46. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Our sexy Canadian accents.

47. Posted by mat44 (Full Member 58 posts) 10y

Quoting Q-Tip

Our sexy Canadian accents.

usa and canadian accents are indeed very sexy

48. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

So what has Northern Ireland done to be proud off.....
Heather

Northwest 200, Road racing, and the Dunlop brothers

49. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting Jase007

Quoting Purdy

So what has Northern Ireland done to be proud off.....
Heather

Northwest 200, Road racing, and the Dunlop brothers

Jase forgive me how could have forgotten such events!! Have you ever been over to Portrush to watch the racing??

50. Posted by King Thai (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Obesity!