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>Western Europe is in fact unusual in being the only
>region in the world in which a significant percentage of the population
>identifies supraregionally rather than on the national or tribal level.
>The US, China, Japan, Korea and Russia (among many other nation-states)
>all have strong identities as ethnic units, and thus simply cannot
>understand Europeans' attitudes in this respect.

What "ethnic" identity does the US have? The US is a conglomerate
of people whose ethnic origins are dispersed all around the world.
What unites the US as a 'nation' is its political credo; in fact,
the US is the only nation in the world whose identity is essentially
based on a political ideology, and thus where some citizens are
really subject to a credible accusation of anti-Americanism if
they dare disagree with the ideology which is loudly preached as
the essence and virtue of the country itself.

Cheers,
Javier