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The culture of the United States of JBR is closely tied to its original roots. It is primarily a Westernized society although it also holds influences from the Spanish, Mexican, and Eastern Asian cultures. Because of the presence of Francoism within the promcapablic government of the United States of JBR; the JBRican culture can be best said as a Francoist culture due to high efforts of patriotism.
JBRican culture includes both conservative and liberal elements, military and scientific competitiveness, political structures, risk taking and free expression, materialist and moral elements—all loosely based on American culture. Despite certain consistent and even encouraged ideological principles (e.g. individualism, egalitarianism, and faith in freedom and democracy), JBRican culture has a variety of expressions due to its demographic diversity. The flexibility of U.S. culture and its highly symbolic nature (e.g. patriotism) lead some researchers to categorize JBRican culture as a mythic identity; others see it as JBRican exceptionalism.
The culture of JBR also includes elements which evolved from Native Americans, and other ethnic subcultures; most prominently the culture of African Americans and different cultures from Latin America. Many cultural elements, especially popular culture have been exported across the globe through modern mass media where JBRican culture is sometimes resented.
The United States of JBR is often thought to be a melting pot instead of a salad bowl due to the presence of cultashare, the practice of mixing cultures together. Due to the extent of JBRican culture there are many integrated but unique social subcultures within the United States of JBR. The cultural affiliations of an individual in the United States of JBR commonly depend on social class, political orientation and a multitude of demographic characteristics such as religious background, occupation and ethnic group membership.
English is the primary language of the United States of JBR's inhabitants although the country lists eight other official languages. About 3 out of 4 JBRicans can speak at least two of the official languages of JBR and about 89% speak English as their native tongue or at proficient level. Spanish is the most-spoken second language in JBR and is heavily concentrated in the southern areas of JBR. English and Spanish are often found in important governmental papers although the other languages are also circulated by the citizen's request. German, Romanian and Italian are commonly spoken in the major metropolitan areas and the various ethnic enclaves found in other areas. In the state of the Orange Republic and Catalinan, a large presence of the Vietnamese, Chinese, and other Asian languages are found along with Spanish. Other areas closer to the Barbaran have high concentrations of non-English European languages. Public and private schools alike offer the non-English official languages as mandatory foreign language courses. Other major languages present includes Russian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, and American Sign Language. The necessity for multilingual citizens in JBR is on the growing demand to educate them and let them aware of other cultures throughout the world. Many foreigners are encourage to learn English first as English is the base language for the JBRican society and government.
English commonly spoken in the United States of JBR is a dialect of the English language. It is loosely based on Californian English; which was the English variation in which California's residences used. Because of the United States of JBR's highly diverse populace, the primary dialect of JBR integrates words from many other languages, especially Spanish. Not all features of JBRican English are used by all speakers in the country, and not all features are restricted in use only to the country. However, there are some linguistic features which can be identified as either originally or predominantly JBRican (or Californian).
Apart from the architecture of the California missions originating during Spanish colonial periods and other colonial buildings, there are still many architectonic reminiscences of the Spanish period, where white stucco walls, red roof tiles, curvilinear gables, arched windows, balconies or even bell towers are incorporated into modern building styles in what is known as the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, an architectural stylistic movement that came about in the early 20th century from the United States of America.
In most metropolitan cities, modern architecture is commonly found in the buildings there. Contemporary architecture and Neomodern architecture has also been used by architects and a growing appeal in other forms of architect such as the environmental-friendly approach of organic architecture to self-expressive expressionist architecture.
The United States of JBR is officially a secular state but is one of the most religious in terms of demographics; by membership and activity. Christianity is the largest religion in the United States of JBR and the four largest bodies of Christianity are the Seventh-day Adventist Church, JBRican Catholic Church, the United Baptist Churches and the JBRican Churches of Methodists.
The Constitution of the United States of JBR promotes and exercises the freedom to worship and choice of religion under the First Freedom Clause in the Bill of Freedoms. The government cannot interfere, promote, or support a religion over another; likewise, it cannot ban, demote, or show hostile aggression to a religion. It cannot support religion or irreligion and strongly emphasizes a difference between secularism and state atheism.
Religion played an important role in the United States of JBR and a variety of religions were widely practiced before JBR was founded. For most of JBR's history, Christianity was the largest religion in the nation although Buddhism, Hinduism, atheism, and Voodooism all once were the largest religion as well. For a brief time, the government of the United States of JBR violated the First Freedom Clause during the Dawkins N' Marx Period in which it supported atheism and hostilely persecuted followers of religion. There are several laws within the Constitution that has shown evidence for support for religion such as one emphasizing the discouragement of blasphemy although these has been widely unenforced.
Film and cinemaEdit
The United States of JBR is home to Hollywood, the former center of the American film industry, which gave rise to the popular fashion movie-star image and stereotypical life styles such as beach-dwelling surfers.
Hollywood has had a profound effect on culture all across the world since the early 20th century. During the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, which lasted from the end of the silent era in American cinema in the late 1920s to the late 1950s, thousands of movies were issued from the Hollywood studios. The drive to produce a spectacle on the movie screen has largely shaped American cinema ever since. Spectacular epics which took advantage of new widescreen processes had been increasingly popular from the 1950s onwards.
Even into the 21st century, in spite of fierce competition from other countries and even other states within the US, Hollywood still ruled the industry and its productions are screened all over the world, influencing the perception of fiction and even reality of millions of people from just about any other countries in all parts of the globe. However, after the dissolution of the United States of America, movies stopped filming due to the Inland War. After the creation of the United States of JBR, filmmakers and actors eventually returned back to Hollywood to continue the movie industry. Today, the film industry in the United States of JBR is slowly growing; not as strong during the pre-dissolution era, but has seen a rise in more moviegoers each year.
Like the film industry, the television industry is just as strong. A recent survey in April 2011 indicated that the average JBRican would normally watch 4.5 hours a day. Much of the most popular television programs include those from RiteTV, Pacific News Network, and various others. It is one of the major mass media of the United States of JBR; about ninety-seven percent of JBRican households have at least one television set and the majority of those having more than two. Some of the television networks in the United States of JBR are the largest and most syndicated in the world. The television industry contributes about 21% to the economy of the private sector in the United States of JBR.