If you had to leave your country and choose another one to live, where would it be?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by phamduc.minhanh, Sep 25, 2011.

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If you had to leave your country and choose another one to live, where would it be?

  1. United States of America

    13 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. United Kingdom

    19 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. Canada

    22 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. Australia

    16 vote(s)
    9.7%
  5. New Zealand

    16 vote(s)
    9.7%
  6. Germany

    17 vote(s)
    10.3%
  7. France

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  8. Switzerland

    14 vote(s)
    8.5%
  9. Spain

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. Russia Federation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Japan

    9 vote(s)
    5.5%
  12. South Korea

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  13. China

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  14. India

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  15. United Arab Emirates

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Another country in Europe

    14 vote(s)
    8.5%
  17. Another country in Asia

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  18. Another country in South America

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  19. Another country in Africa

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  20. North/South pole

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  21. Others

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. phamduc.minhanh, Sep 25, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

    phamduc.minhanh macrumors newbie

    phamduc.minhanh

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    #1
    Greetings,

    This is just a question for entertainment purposes only: If you had to leave your country and choose another one to live, where would it be? Remember, you can only purchase and use goods and services that are created, manufactured or offered by that country. State with a reason or reasons.

    I would want to live in United Kingdom:
    - House: a flat in Canary Wharf, London;
    - Language: British English;
    - Accent: Received Pronunciation;
    - Spouse: a conservative, classy and elegant British lady;
    - Car: Aston Martin/Bentley/McLaren/Lotus/Jaguar/Rolls-Royce cars;
    - Fashion: Burberry, Marks & Spencer, Reebok;
    - Work: HSBC;
    - Currency: British Sterling Pound;
    - Phone: Vertu (I am so gonna miss my Apple products);
    - Laptop: N/A (ironically);
    - Sports: English Premier League (football), Rugby, Cricket;
    - Music: Leona Lewis, Westlife, Jessie J, Coldplay, Muse, N-Dubz, Sugababes, Amy Winehouse, Beetle, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stone, Take That;
    - Food and drinks: biscuits, Lipton tea and gourmet dining.

    Edit: No Westlife for me anymore. They are Irish, not British. A big disappointment.

    Cheerio,

    Pham Duc Minh Anh
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    #2
    They're Irish, dear chap. No Westlife for you. ;)
     
  3. phamduc.minhanh, Sep 25, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

    phamduc.minhanh thread starter macrumors newbie

    phamduc.minhanh

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    #3
    Greetings,

    I could not believe that I have made such a big mistake. However, this is how Mr David Cameron and his Royal Navy come in handy. We will make Ireland our land.

    Do not take my words seriously though, I am just kidding!

    Cheerio,

    Pham Duc Minh Anh
     
  4. Firestar macrumors 68020

    Firestar

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    lewis82

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    Germany. You got nice cars, great food, and plenty of work for a future engineer (I'd really appreciate working at Festo) :)
     
  6. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I would choose Japan because it is really advanced and has a lot of stuff.

    I'm not saying it's the only good place to live - it would actually probably be more practical to live in England where people speak English.

    But Japan is way cooler.
     
  7. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

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    #7
    I have already done that. I left Greece and went 6 years ago to Germany. I love the country and I am happy here.
     
  8. Heilage macrumors 68030

    Heilage

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    #8
    Australia, New Zealand or Canada.

    Don't know which. Probably Australia, since there's family there.
     
  9. velocityg4 macrumors 601

    velocityg4

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    Assuming I would become a citizen. I would have to choose Switzerland. As I understand it they have some of the best gun ownership laws in the world. The people have liberty. Plus they are still maintaining separation from the European Union.
     
  10. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    #10
    Canada I suppose. As it would be a comparatively minor change for someone who has lived in their US their whole life.
     
  11. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    #11
    I pick Australia, their accents are way cooler than british accents. No vegemite for me though.
     
  12. phamduc.minhanh, Sep 25, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

    phamduc.minhanh thread starter macrumors newbie

    phamduc.minhanh

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    #12
    Greetings,

    So 4 years ago, you had already known that Greek economy would collapse soon?

    Germany is a nice place. I am a big fan of Bayern Munich football club and Germany national team. I also love German sausages and cars. Probably someday, I will try their beer, too.

    However, living in a country that does not have English as an official or de facto language is a big turn off for me. Thus, it is likely that I would only move to any Anglosphere country, preferably United Kingdom, if I had to leave my beloved country.

    On the side note, frequent visits to Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland from United Kingdom for holidays would be nice though.

    Cheerio,

    Pham Duc Minh Anh
     
  13. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    For me, probably Germany.

    All the people I've ever met from that country have been so very nice.

    phamduc.minhanh: Oh yes, the beer is quite good. :) I don't normally drink beer, but if it's German - I can be persuaded. :cool: I think my first German beer that I ever tried was Lowenbrau, nothing really super special - middle of the road and not too bad. Food over there is nice too. :)

    That said, I love my country and it'd be hard to take me away from it.
     
  14. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

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    #14
    Well, I think that Greece was in trouble even before that, only the world didn't know anything about it:)
    I have studied German at the university and always wanted to live in Germany..That was the reason for me to move..
     
  15. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Either the US or somewhere else in Europe like Sweden. Actually probably more somewhere in Europe.
     
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    #16
    Since I'm in New Zealand it would be easiest for me to hop over to Aussie. Don't need a visa or anything ;)
     
  17. renewed macrumors 68040

    renewed

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    Italy. Vino and great food, lots of great food. Probably retire out in the country somewhere on a personal vineyard.
     
  18. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    Living in America, I would move to either Germany or the UK.
     
  19. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    #19
    Probably France, Italy or Canada. Been to Canada/France a couple times and really enjoyed it. Always wanted to go to Italy too. Would be a hard choice though picking one between these countries.
     
  20. Huntn macrumors P6

    Huntn

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    #20
    My country is the U.S.A. and I don't want to leave yet. I'm undecided (where is that choice??*), and would have to consider more than one country*... such as Canada (Vancouver), Great Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, and others if I think on it enough. Sweden might be good if not so cold as with most of Scandinavia.

    * poorly constructed poll. My most common poll critique. We need to have a poll authoring class here at MRs. :)
     
  21. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

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    #21
    Alaska...:cool:

    Seriously, I would pick Australia if they would let me in. They have all this stuff that interests me like spiders, deadly snakes, jellyfish and sharks. And everything is upside down from here in the Pacific NorthWest.

    Dale
     
  22. Melrose Suspended

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    #22
    I'd be at a toss up among Ireland, Germany, UK, or New Zealand/Australia. I voted New Zealand, since it's close enough to Australia to really be voting for two countries at once. ;)
     
  23. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    #23
    Close enough in the way the Czech republic is close to the UK.
     
  24. Synchromesh macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I would consider UK or Israel. Switzerland and Japan sound interesting for a little while.

    I would definitely not go to Germany. Ever, for any reason and for any money. Even if they paid my entire stay there. Don't think UAE would be too happy to see me there either. :)
     
  25. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    #25
    JAPAN ALL THE WAY!!! Being Japanese, Japan would be the country of my choice. And having been there so many times, I can't help but love the place! The food is great, the people are generally friendly, and the country itself is high tech! I have awesome relatives there, and a few close friends too. What more could you ask for?
     

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