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In Sweden I am not aware of "pro-american" (and especially its counterpart "anti-american") being used much until after the end of the cold war. During the cold war I think the term was "pro-western" or something.

That it has come in use after the end of the cold war suggest to me that the term (and its counterpart) are acknowledgements of the "American Empire" with the question of if you are for or against it.

I think someone accused of being "anti-american" should defend themselves with explaining that they are anti-liechtensteinian. That all there actions are determined by their hatred for everything from Liechtenstein and that their single-minded purpose is to crush that nation and everything it stands for. If delivered the right way it should expose the underpinnings of the term "anti-american" (and thus also "pro-american"). (If one lives in say Austria, Switzerland or Liechtenstein one might want to choose Andorra instead.)


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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 07:22:04 AM EST
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