What are the similarities in cultures between the U S and Germany

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Explain similarities and differences in cultures between the United States and Germany                          

Jul 21st, 2015

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Americans almost always address people they have just met with their first name.  Germans almost always address people they have just met with their last name.
English you is used for everyone,with no distinctions for social standing or formality. German makes a distinction between the formal you (Sie) and the familiar you (du). 
The English word “friend” covers a very wide range of acquaintance levels than German Freund. The term Freund in German implies a deep friendship, not just a casual acquaintance.
The fork is held in the right hand. When using a knife, it replaces the fork, which is switched to the left hand during cutting. Emily Post called this the “zig-zag” style. The fork is held in the left hand, the knife in the right hand. Both remain in your hands except when drinking or passing items. This is the European style.
Mericans eat many foods with their hands like pizza In Genrmany eating with hands is considered barbaric.
Americans keep their hands under the table or in their lap. No elbows on the table! Germans keep their hands on the table. Also no elbows on the table!
Americans display patriatism in every event. The situation in Germany, of course, is radically different. To love Germany is to love its history, its culture, its political and economical system
America is mostly comprised of immigrants Few immigrants in Germany.
Music is very similar.  
English is spoken in both the countries.  
Both nations are huge consumers and producers of beer, spirits, and wine and also both are industrialized technological nations.

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