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Difference Between Italians and Europeans

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All Italians are Europeans, while all Europeans are not Italians. This is the first and foremost difference. Italy is the subset, and Europe is the superset. Besides, Italy refers to a single country, while Europe refers to an entire continent with many countries.

Italians are quite distinct in appearance compared to the average European. Italians usually have dark hair, while Europeans, on average, have blonde hair. The Italians are similar in appearance to the fairer Indian citizens, due to their dark hair, while all Indians look nothing like a European with blonde hair. This is because the fair-skinned Indians (from the Asian sub-continental Republic of India) probably share more DNA and gene ancestry with Italians than with the average European, as Indian’s themselves are part of the Indo-European gene pool, stretching back many thousands of years.

Italians are more proud of their heritage and culture than the average European. Italians are world-renowned for their excellent design sense and cuisine. While Europe as a whole is well known for excellence in all fields, Italians are very proud people, and they would like to believe that no other European can cook, and design bikes, cars and buildings as well as they can. And not without good reason, Italian brands are some of the most sought after throughout the world, especially in luxury and lifestyle segments. Italians are probably more proud than the average European because Italy was once the ruler of all of Europe and most of the world, as it was the seat of the Roman Empire.

Italians are ironically known to be the biggest eve teasers, as well as the biggest mamma’s boys and girls. Italians are more family-oriented than the average European, who probably lives in a nuclear family more often than not. Italians are known to have huge joint families. ‘Family’ is thus clearly more important to an Italian than a European. Italy was also with Germany (Axis Powers) and the rival of the rest of European countries (Allied Powers) during the terrible world wars.

So, the differences from that era still exist, even if they are muted. Italy has seen its heydays, and is not that powerful a country anymore, while Europe (in its present avatar as the European Union) seems ready to snatch the crown from superpower number 1 – the USA, and replace the Dollar & Shekel imperialism with Euro imperialism. The Italian flag is also ironically similar to India’s (further irony – the number 1 powerful politician in India was a former Italian citizen), except India’s tricolor is horizontal, while Italy’s is vertically striped. Both have the same three colors ‘“ reddish-orange/saffron, white and green.

Summary:

1) Italy is part of Europe.

2) Italians have dark hair, while Europeans have blonde hair.

3) Italy was once the ruler of Europe in the form of the Roman Empire, and now Europe, as the European Union, is the new dominant empire in the region.

4) Italy’s flag is an orange, green and white tricolor, while EU’s is blue with stars.


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17 Comments

  1. ummm…Italy’s flag is red (not orange), white and green
    interesting connection to India though. love the site

  2. I do not get this article. The range of differences go from the trivial to the non-existent. For example, Who said that Europeans have blonde hair on average?. Even considering that the definition of Europeans is very imprecise, it is certainly not true no matter how you slice it. If you have doubts, look at pictures of the different soccer squads from European countries present at the World Cup. The only area where blondes might be a majority or a sizeable minority is Scandinavia. Not even Germany or the UK have a majority of blondes.

    As to the assertion that Italians look more like fair-skinned Indians and share more DNA with them than with other Europeans, that is a completely ridiculous notion that has no basis at all in reality.

    Third, you mention that Italy sided with Germany in the world wars. That is true in regards to World War II, not I, where Italy sided with the UK and France.

  3. this article is totally without merrit.and your generalizations are not factual.what european country has no italian ruins like hadriens wall in brittannia,the acquaducts in spain still in use today.the artifacts found in germany,coins,weapons etc.10s of thousands of romans settled permanently in thes coutrys and never came home to italy.was caesar,julius a mamas boy.he was blond by the way.im not going to go on an on.were all the italian explorers like columbus,vespucci,cabot, mamas boys.marconi,telephone.gallaleo.the violin,piano,accordien.the guitar.introduced wine to gaul france.leonardo da vinchi,blond as is leo decaprio actor.you should watch a few you tube videos of female italian pop singers.check an see some beautiful blond babes.take a look at these singers.lena biolcati,dori ghezzi,patty pravo,ivana spagna,rosanna casale,milva,fiorella manoia,new comers like corrine marchini and marta rossi check out a semi finalist miss italia 2008 benedetta mazza.and also this on you tube italian blonds.i wish i knew your ethnicity so we can compare the differance

  4. mr kiki got your e mail and im puzzled by your message to me.racists do not bother and dont upset me but the article is bogus and very flawed.i take you to task on the statement italians aaare mamas boys and it is deragatory.were good designers and good food.but the rest of europeans are excellent in all fields.what fields do you mean.science,art,inverntions,medicine.you better get educated on the contributions of italian contributed to this world.this space is not big enough for me to list the musical accomplish ments the instraments the early navigators,marco polo.enrico fermi.tell me what euros have done more.ican go on and on but whats the point.your anti italian and thats my opinion.the soul of europe=italia.who has the most troops in irak an afghanistan 1 usa 2 britain 3 go find for your self.i havent scrached the surface on italy and its citezenry. dont write crap like in this article.can you spell renasance.we are more than pasta and the mafia of which we are stigmatized forever.i hope i dont have to write another rebuttle.if i do i will try harder to enlighten you.for me its ok if your a racist or whatever.racists can not dispute historical truth. italian contributions to the world are more thanspaghetti and meat balls.

  5. ive read the e mail and i still remain at odds with mr kiki.aryans was only a ignorant nazi dream and cannot be substantiated.do you think you could identify a person from france,italy or britain,if you didnt know their names.red heads also are as common as a latte in italy.and also thosands upon thousands of brunettes with green and blue hazel eyes.and 10s of thousands of dark haired brown eyed women and men of course.do you think a blond from france or england are more euro looking than blonds of italy?im from a family of 11.. gran parents migrated from parma 1902.we have several blonds in our family and dark haired also.we have blue,and hazel eyes and 2 with green hzel.some,myself and the youges have the dreaded brown.your perception.you ought to try writing another article and explain better your intention.ever seen any professional or political people(americans) that are blond and italian.kelly rippa,geraldine ferraro,leonardo decaprio,or you might want to watch some italian talk shos on you tube ,take look at a video il mio canto libero with gigliola cinquetti.i guess those kids must have been imported from ireland.i hope you will have a different perspective on how were so differant from europeans.i do not care about pregidice opinons because ican always win against their views on the premice of our accomplishments to the arts and science,and discoverys.look i find your statements are not in the interest of factual truths.

  6. the scots are european but all europeans are not scots.scotland is the subset while europe is the superset.did you know that the bag pipes were first used by the romans. there have been italians in scotland for centurys.ill name a famous one for you mr kiki.maybe you might recognize this name.JUSTERINI. justerini & brooks. j&b scotch.you catch my drift yet.

  7. It is not true at all that Europeans other than Italians are blond…
    Blond people in Europe is a minority, most Europeans are from light brown to dark brown hair; with higher numbers of lighter hairs in the north of Europe, and higher numbers of darker brown hair in the south.
    Not just Italy has higher numbers of darker haired people, but all the southern half of Europe. The more you are in southern Europe, the more higher number of dark brown haired people would be. But even in the south of Spain or Italy there can be a lot of native of blond or light brown people, even if they are minoritary. Inversely, even in northern European countries such as Britain, Germany or even Netherlands and Scandinavia many people are not blond haired, probably the majority is light brown, with important dark brown and blond minorities.

    This map will enlight your vision of Europe, where we see that only the 1/3 north of the continent has a majoritay light brown and blond hair majorities:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Map_pigmentation_in_Europe.png

    • I am Italian and I disagree with those that say that Italians are dark while the rest of the Europeans are blonde. That is not so. Spanish people, French people are not blonde. You see more blonde people among the Germanns, Dutch, and the Scandinavians. But to say that other than Italians, the rest of Europeans are blonde, is plain wrong.

  8. Much already has been said by previous commenters. I m Dutch and blond myself but you certainly can’t say it of all Dutch or German people. Furthermore is Europe very mulicultural and for example there are over 150 different ethnic groups in Amsterdam alone. From an historic point of view you can say Europe is divided in three large groups that is the south Europeans or Romanesco speaking people including Italians, Germanic peoples in the North including English, and Slavic people in the East. Its for a Dutchman easy to understand German or English because these languages all are related and in certain aspect also to culture and mentality but that doenst count for Polish for example. Maybe you can say the south europeans have more temperament and the northern are somewhat ‘colder’ but I would exagerate that to because there are also many hotheaded Northeners like myself lol and quiet Southeners. Anyway there is to much to say, I think the base lies in the understanding that in the time of the European Empire, the Romans and Italians were way more civilised than the parts of Europe they conquered. And later on many Eureopean countrys, who are based on Germanic peoples imitated the Romans only look at government buildings they are all Roman styled so in fact Italians set the path thats why they are considered and maybe are more in the fashion, culture styled things.

  9. FROM ITALY

    NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY AMERICANS ARE CALLED DUMB IN EUROPE

    WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE MUST TO BE ONE OF THIS CLASSIC AMERICAN JOURNALIST ENVY OF ITALIANS PEOPLE

    CHECK ON YAHOO “RACIAL REALITY ITALIANS GEOCITIES”

    CHECK ON YAHOO “RACIAL REALITY WHITE AMERICANS GEOCITIES”

    FIRST OF ALL, ITALIANS AREN’T A RACE BUT AN ETHNICITY LIKE GERMANS, IRISH, FRENCH AND MOST OF EUROPEANS

    THERE ARE MORE BLONDE PEOPLE IN ITALY THAN IN CALFIORNIA OR ANY OTHER STATE IN AMERICA

    NORTH ITALY BORDER WITH AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SLOVENIA AND FRANCE

    AMERICA BORDER WITH MEXICO, AMERICA IS THE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH THE LESS % OF NATURAL BLONDE AND HIGH % OF INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE COMPARED ANY COUNTRY IN EUROPE

    THE ROMAN EMPIRE RULED AND CONQUERED THE WORLD FOR 1000 YEARS, UK, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, MONACO, SWITZERLAND, AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES WERE ALL PART OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, SO A BIG % OF EUROPEANS HAVE A ROMAN BLOOD

    CHECK ON YAHOO “GERMANY REDISCOVER ITS ROMAN ROOTS”

    NOW CHECK THIS NORTH ITALIAN PEOPLE ON YOUTUBE OR YAHOO, AND LET SEE IF THERE ARE NOT BLONDE IN ITALY

    FEDERICA FONTANA

    MADDALENA CORVAGLIA

    FEDERICA FONTANA

    ALESSIA MARCUZZI

    ANTONELLA CLERICI

    ILARI BLASI

    PAOLA BARALE

    LORELLA CUCCARINI

    LAURA CHIATTI

    FLAVIA VENTO

    IS THAT ENOUGH? LOL

    CHECK ON YAHOO THIS NORTH ITALIAN REGION SUCH “SOUTH TYROL” ‘COURMAYEUR” OR NORTHERN ITALIAN CITIES LIKE MILAN, TURIN, MONZA, ETC ETC

    90 % OF WHAT YOU CALL ITALIANS IN AMERICA ARE FROM SICILY, SICILY IS AN ISLAND LIKE HAWAII IN AMERICA THAT BECAME PART OF ITALY IN 1861

    “SICILIANS” ARE THE FOURTH LARGEST EUROPEAN ANCESTRY IN USA, ALL OF THIS PEOPLE BELOW HAVE A SICILIANS ANCESTRY BY MOM, DAD OR BOTH PARENTS

    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NICOLAS CAGE, PARIS HILTON, JOHN TRAVOLTA, BRADLEY COOPERS, KALEY CUOCO, HAYDEN PANETTIERE, ROBERT DE NIRO, AL PACINO, MADONNA, LADY GAGA, DEAN MARTIN, VIN DIESEL,HULK HOGAN

    PLUS IN ANTHROPOLOGY WHITE CAUCASIAN PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERED PEOPLE WITH WHITE SKIN AND IT DOESN’T MATTER THE COLOR OF YOUR HAIR.

    ANYWAY THE MOST COMMON HAIR COLOR IN EUROPE IS DARK BROWN AND NOT BLONDE.

    CHUCK NORRIS, PATRICK SWAYZE, CAMERON DIAZ, KIM BASINGER HAVE ALL A CHEROKEE ANCESTRY, AMERICANS AREN’T PURE WHITE AND THIS IS A FACT.

  10. i have never read such non sense, of course the avrage european is blod, especially the greeks, spanish, romanians, french, portuguse…
    They are very proud of their culture, depends, like in many other countries.
    all italians are europeans, well the same aply to a portuguese, a spanish, a swedish…
    When you say “And not without good reason, Italian brands are some of the most sought after throughout the world, especially in luxury and lifestyle segments.”
    Sure, of course, that is why Channel, balanciaga, vuitton, lancome, Guerlain; paco rabane, nina ricci, yves saint laurent, cacharel, dior, pierre cardin, … are italians!!!
    About cooking, the french are not bad
    “Italy was once the ruler of all of Europe and most of the world”
    MMM sure! and what about the french, spanish, english, germans???
    “Italians are more family-oriented than the average European”
    YOu should watch something else than walt disney movies, family is also very important in Spain, France, Germany (countries i know) but as far as i have heard the norwich, the irish and i am sure many other european countries consider their family important
    Some orange in the flag? is there something to be said?..
    for information the italian flag has been created by napoleon french corsican, all these stereotypes could be applied to the french

  11. Italians are ironically known to be the biggest eve teasers

    Have a trip to France or Spain, you will find the same type of teasers

  12. nice try, Idiotic article. There is no connection whatsoever between the Indians and Italians, dumbass

  13. Once it was “Italians are not white” (during the 70es, afroamerican activists), than “Italians are latinos” (people from South America who don’t know the difference between latin language and hispanic countries), now “italians are indians” (it comes from a indo-canadian stend up comedian).

    Everybody wants to be italian… :)). Too bad I’m an blonde. I’m not going to be so popular.

  14. What an idiotic article, full of rubbish, non-facts and sweeping statements.

    “Italians have dark hair, while Europeans have blonde hair.”

    The writer had just said that Italians are Europeans, so by his own measure, it’s untrue that Europeans have blonde hair. European have blonde, brown, red or black hair. Blonde isn’t more common than brown. Maybe the idiot who wrote the article has forgotten about Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Romania, and other European countries, the natives of which don’t have blonde hair on average.

    The nincompoop writer also forgot that many Italians have blonde hair, even if they’re from the southern Italian regions.

  15. Now we call Italians European but we know the history the Romans didn’t come across the European to 100bc first time European 52- 55bc ceaser invade France and they start trying take over all Europe which start from great French PPL to great PPL of Britain the end of Britain is end of Europe GERMANY had it’s wars with the Romans the Italians help Europe to become great like it is now without Italians Europe wouldn’t be great Italians are eastern PPL they looked up to might Greek and in hard fought WAR defeated the might Greek who took down the might Babylon under the great Alexander

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