Scandinavia and the World

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Double Attack 31 8, 12:51am

@Isdaril Of course a more general grouping will be more general in what it refers to; latino countries are those that were former colonies of Spain in the Americas (sometimes it also includes Brazil, despite it being a former colony of Portugal); that results in certain commonalities; Spanish language, Catholic religion, certain leftover elements of Spanish culture, etc. But that doesn't mean that Mexican culture isn't different from Puerto Rican culture or Guatemalan culture; those are more specific. Even within those countries (or territory for Puerto Rico) culture isn't uniform; there are always subgroups until you get down to the smallest subgroup; the individual. As you get more specific you get greater commonalities and more specific details.
I'm not sure what, for example, Indians and Chinese have in common that they don't also share with other parts of the world, but, for example, there are certainly commonalities amongst the various East Asian cultures; even place like the Philippines, which was long a Spanish colony (and it shows), have certain cultural elements in common with Korean, China, Thailand, etc. It is largely down to the way culture spreads organically; people who live closer to each other and with fewer natural barriers will tend to have more similar cultures than those who are geographically distant or have major physical barriers (for example, the Himalayas that, essentially, separate south Asia from east Asia resulted in far less cultural intermixing than occurred between different parts of China that are more distant than China is from India).