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Old 09-08-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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Which Norwegian political party suits you?

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65 % | Liberal Party
51 % | The Conservative Party
47 % | The Christian Democrats
39 % | The Labour Party
38 % | The Socialist Left Party
32 % | The Center Party
27 % | The Progress Party
26 % | The Reds
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50 % | The Labour Party

45 % | Liberal Party

44 % | The Center Party

41 % | The Socialist Left Party

37 % | The Christian Democrats

30 % | The Reds

24 % | The Conservative Party

15 % | The Progress Party
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48%- Progress Party
40%- Christian Democrats
35%- Center Party
34%- Conservative Party
29%- Liberal Party
27%- Labour Party
23%- The Reds
21%- Socialist Left Party
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I got mostly Liberal Party, but it's hard to have an opinion about a distant country's internal policies.
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I got mostly Liberal Party, but it's hard to have an opinion about a distant country's internal policies.


and yet, so many seem to think they know exactly what the US should do no matter what the issue and feel perfectly free to broadly criticize everything about a culture -- not to mention the monocausal explanations they come up with in order to explain a complex foreign policy -- they only understand from the movies and perhaps a trip to Manhattan.

so it's good to see us resisting the urge to do the same to other countries.
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65 % | The Socialist Left Party
56 % | The Reds
54 % | Liberal Party
36 % | The Christian Democrats
35 % | The Labour Party
31 % | The Center Party
21 % | The Progress Party
18 % | The Conservative Party

Well, that was unsurprising.
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and yet, so many seem to think they know exactly what the US should do no matter what the issue and feel perfectly free to broadly criticize everything about a culture -- not to mention the monocausal explanations they come up with in order to explain a complex foreign policy -- they only understand from the movies and perhaps a trip to Manhattan.

so it's good to see us resisting the urge to do the same to other countries.
It would be fair to say though that US culture and the US in general is much more dominating on the world stage than Norway will likely ever be. Any foreign policy the US has is likely to affect the whole world, Norways...not so much...The US' foreign policy is also much more heavily presented in the world media...when was the last time you heard of Norway's foreign policy?

I find it, kinda the rest of the world's right to criticise the US's foreign policy since it is the only superpower.....now that is not to mean as you say to completely bash the culture or country...it should be criticisied intelligently as anything should be....but really do you think the current administrations foreign policy is at all in anyway complex?

btw if I have missed the mark with your post at all and there was sarcasm present or not or I just missed completely the meaning of it...I apologise in advance, as I am truthfully slightly tipsy!
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and yet, so many seem to think they know exactly what the US should do no matter what the issue and feel perfectly free to broadly criticize everything about a culture -- not to mention the monocausal explanations they come up with in order to explain a complex foreign policy -- they only understand from the movies and perhaps a trip to Manhattan.

so it's good to see us resisting the urge to do the same to other countries.
I'm not sure your point is entirely fair, given that a person living in Toronto has a lot more in common with someone in New York (and vice versa) than someone in New York has in common with someone in rural Alabama or than someone in Toronto has with someone living in rural Alberta. Not to mention that I would hazard a guess that far fewer Americans know anything at all tangible about Canadian politics whereas Canadians are probably as educated about your elections and form of government as a good chunk of your own citizens are. Americans don't realize how pervasive their culture and politics are outside of their own borders.

But I guess Canadians living on the border are a different species.
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The Socialist Left Party: 60 %
Liberal Party: 54 %
The Reds: 49 %
The Labour Party: 46 %
The Christian Democrats: 30 %
The Center Party: 29 %
The Conservative Party: 28 %
The Progress Party: 24 %

I wasn't exactly sure where they currently stood on certain issues, though.
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Poor Norway. Lost in the American shuffle.
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The Socialist Left Party: 69 %
The Reds: 59 %
The Center Party: 50 %
Liberal Party: 50 %
The Labour Party: 40 %
The Christian Democrats: 39 %
The Progress Party: 17 %
The Conservative Party: 12 %


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The exact opposite of every single one of those parties.
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The Reds: 58 %
The Socialist Left Party: 55 %
The Labour Party: 44 %
Liberal Party: 35 %
The Christian Democrats: 32 %
The Center Party: 28 %
The Progress Party: 22 %
The Conservative Party: 18 %
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i had no idea how to answer some of these questions. i'm really ignorant of Norwegian politics.
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I got both the Liberal Party and the Socialist Left Party...I am both right and left leaning of center
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It would be fair to say though that US culture and the US in general is much more dominating on the world stage than Norway will likely ever be. Any foreign policy the US has is likely to affect the whole world, Norways...not so much...The US' foreign policy is also much more heavily presented in the world media...when was the last time you heard of Norway's foreign policy?

I find it, kinda the rest of the world's right to criticise the US's foreign policy since it is the only superpower.....now that is not to mean as you say to completely bash the culture or country...it should be criticisied intelligently as anything should be....but really do you think the current administrations foreign policy is at all in anyway complex?

btw if I have missed the mark with your post at all and there was sarcasm present or not or I just missed completely the meaning of it...I apologise in advance, as I am truthfully slightly tipsy!



i think that domestic politics in the US are very, very complex, and most people who live outside the US have no idea just how complex they are. and domestic policy is what drives foreign policy, ultimately.

the problem is that everyone *thinks* they know what goes on in the US, but they really know much less than they think.

i can understand the desire to criticize whatever foreign policy you see, and everone has the right and obligation to do so. just don't tell me that "criminal Bush just wants oil!" and things of that nature.

that's all i'm saying. the US is as vast and complex as any country on earth, if not more so because of it's unique superpower status. i'm just sick, and always have been, of non-Americans walking up to me and basically saying, "let me tell you what's wrong with your country and what you need to do about it." i don't think a Swiss person would enjoy it if i were to lecutre him about, say, the rise of their far right political parties. but people feel perfectly free to not only lecture, but to make sweeping generalizations about a country that subverts any generalization one could possibly make.

being informed is one thing. having a discusison is one thing. but what Martha said -- i'm not informed, so i feel uncomfortable making such statements -- is respect and humility that's rarely accorded to the US.

or even the UK.
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I'm not sure your point is entirely fair, given that a person living in Toronto has a lot more in common with someone in New York (and vice versa) than someone in New York has in common with someone in rural Alabama or than someone in Toronto has with someone living in rural Alberta. Not to mention that I would hazard a guess that far fewer Americans know anything at all tangible about Canadian politics whereas Canadians are probably as educated about your elections and form of government as a good chunk of your own citizens are. Americans don't realize how pervasive their culture and politics are outside of their own borders.

But I guess Canadians living on the border are a different species.


i agree, and i would imagine that border Canadians are a different species because much of your media is American media, and not just BBC/France 4 or whatever reporting on things going on in the US. every american i know who's ever watched a foreign newscast about a story centered in the US always finds it strange, almost cartoonish, if not almost insulting. no, not all stories, but many of them. some of that is the simple fact that the media makes people into a bit of a cartoon, it flattens people into two-dimensions. and i'm sure American newscasts about other countires would have the same effect on whatever non-American is watching.

but the fact remains that there are certain cultural understandings and shared myths and shared cxommonalitites that are going to tie me to the rural Alabaman more than to the urbanite Torontonian. ultimately, yes, i'd have worlds more in common with the Torontonian. i feel more comfortable in the UK than i do in rural Tennessee. but i understand the political situation of those in rural TN better than in the UK, and i'd imagine that even if i'd gone off and lived in London for 10 years, i'd still be somewhat of a cultural outsider, despite the near interchangeability of coastal northeastern America and the UK.

as for the Canadians knowing more about the US -- ultimtely, that's born out of necessity. the results of the Canadian elections don't really affect me, but the results of the US elections do affect you. unless i were in a business that dealt directly with Canadian imports or exports, knowing the ins and outs of Canadian politics is something that i might know out of curiosity but not out of necessity. it's like speaking English. if you've got English, what other languages do you need? sure, it's wonderful to know other languages, but you don't *need* to know Slovenian in the way a Slovenian might *need* to know English.

but, anyway, sorry for the big tangent ... back to Norwegian political policies.
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We should be able to spend more of Norways oil revenues.
Like this question, for example. Who is "we" and what's the background to the question? I felt I couldn't answer this question at all, because I had no idea who "we" were, and why "we" weren't able to spend more of the revenues. Who is stopping "us"? Why are "we" being prevented from spending the revenues?

To those of you who had a definite opinion on this question: How did you know enough to vote?
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i had no idea how to answer some of these questions. i'm really ignorant of Norwegian politics.
Me too, but can you really blame us? It's just not realistic to keep up with every single country's politics Granted I try to pay attention to European politics but Norway just isn't usually in the picture
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