Land of the free, home of the brave. The country of dreams. Everyone wants to live in the USA, right? Okay, well, everyone at least thinks Americans are great...right? Maybe not. Guess it really is impossible to please everybody.
When nations hate Americans for one reason or another, it can cause some tension and problems. American ideals, politicians, habits, attitudes, and a plethora of other topics can lead to members of a foreign country harboring a deep hatred or distrust of America, and honestly, some of those feelings are justified.
Toay, we're taking a look at some of those countries that can't stand Americans. Maybe these shouldn't be near the top of your vacation bucket list!
Note: All statistics included in this article are from the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan public opinion research organization, and several other sources—which are all listed throughout.
Did you know...
- Even though it is spread across five time zones, the entire country of China is set to Beijing time. Having a single time zone in the United States would certainly make things easier. Currently, the USA is spread across six, but a single time zone would make things a little wonky in Alaska and Hawai'i.
- You've heard of the phrase "wanderlust," but do you know the German word "fernweh"? It means "far sickness" or an intensely strong urge to travel. The next time you feel the need to head out on a road trip, you've got a case of fernweh. And the only cure is to travel somewhere new!
- Minnesota might say that it's the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," but Canada has it beat. The country as a whole has over three million lakes. That means Canada has 60% of the world's total number of lakes within its borders. It must seem like paradise for people who like to fish or boat!
- Jet lag is worse when you're traveling from west to east. That's because the changes in time zones become not only more physically apparent on your body, but they are also more culturally apparent. If restaurants close at 10pm on the East Coast, you'll just be getting hungry since it will feel like 7pm on your West Coast-adjusted body.
- There are over 61,000 people on a plane in the air over the U.S. at any given moment. That makes sense because the U.S. has one third of all the airports in the world. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world with over 100 million total passengers every year since 2015.