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is there a place called little america
I think we have a "Little America" at the South Pole, if I remember right.
But; I understand what you are after here. Here in the states we have small, well defined, pockets of people all of whom have the same indiginous heritage. We then call that Pocket Little - Whatever their country of origin. You are wondering if people from the U.S. have grouped together in similar small well defined areas in other countries, thereby creating a "Little America".
The difference is that so many people from so many other contries have come to the U.S. in groups, families, and singles, all planning to stay and create a new life. They have for the most part, not planned to go back. So, if they can band together I suppose they feel safer and have someone to talk to in their native tongue, while they struggle to learn english, and blend into society.
So far the U. S. has never had a mass export of people going to any particular country, with the same goales of staying and creating a new life for themselves and their families. We have to remember, those people all brought with them a heritage of at least hundreds of years and maybe thousands of years. We are bearly 230 years old, and we have never gotten together enough to have a heritage.
So; do we have "Little Americas" scattered around the world. I don''t think so! But if things keep going the way they are, we just might be exporting a whole lot of people, going elsewhere looking for a job, just like all the ones that came here. When that happens, will they band together in "Little Americas"? YOU CAN BET THEY WILL! By then we will have pissed off the rest of the world so bad, they will have to circle up the wagons and stay together for group self protection.