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Hi Shawn, there's lots of great questions here. This could lead to hours of discussions :) There are a couple of points I'd like to bounce back on though. No Starbucks does not have the same culture in other countries. Too many reasons for this. But I'd only really want to go to Starbucks in the US - not really worth it elsewhere, even if the coffee's the same etc. Also, when people accumulate a culture or two, they end up morphing into a different culture. Hence the "third culture kid" phenomenon. I think this is how all of our cultures evolve in the end. Which culture dominates? Well, I thinkg things become very complex here, lots of other environmental and personal factors come into play. When I first came to France the snobbish French attitude about culture used to get me riled up. Many French people think they are the only cultured humans beings on the globe. And when you combine that with the common contempt of the juvenile American culture, it can really come across very badly. Now, it's easy for me to see their handicap of not digging deeper into what culture is. The more you know about yourself the better you'll get along with others. Generalizations are never good, but this is extremely common here in France, specially amongst the older generations."