Anglophobia

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Anglophobia is the fear or hatred of England, particularly its inhabitants or anything of its origin. It may also refer to fear of speakers of the English language, words borrowed from the English language or words derived from English words.

Grounds for anglophobia are usually historical, based on England's dominance or subjugation of its Celtic neighbours in the British Isles, and the British Empire, and the stereotype of the English as racist and snobbish, believing themselves to be superior to other people. This is particularly the case in former British colonies like Australia and New Zealand, with large populations of Irish origin, as well as in South Africa, where Afrikaners still bear grievances over the Boer War.

It has been equally pronounced in the United States, even though an entirely separate national identity is far more established, most recently in Hollywood films where English people are often portrayed as cold and ruthless villains, particularly in Mel Gibson's Braveheart and The Patriot.

Finally, after the 1982 Falklands War events, Argentina and England developed a mutual feeling of dislike. Note that, even the war was between Argentina and the United Kingdom, this situation is exclusively with England, as it has been shown in different sport events such as football and rugby where Scottish and Welsh people supported Argentina against England, and conversely.

See also: List of phobiassv:Anglofobi

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