Americanisation is the influence which the U.S has upon on other countries.
It could range from culture, media, cuisine, technology, business practices, or political techniques.
Recently we have seen Black Friday come to the UK, however it can be argued that so far not it has not been a success, here are five things which we have welcomed with open arms, unlike Black Friday.
American fast food have become pillars of modern day food culture. Mcdonalds, KFC and Burger King sure have their critics, but if they were to close tomorrow – the nation would quite frankly be in meltdown.
Avatar, Toy Story 3 and Titanic can shout about being apart of the UKs top five highest grossing films list. We also have a small film round the corner from the U.S named Star Wars coming soon, which will no doubt take the U.K by storm…trooping to the cinema.
In 1998 Starbucks invaded the UK and opened 65 stores across the country, fast forward to 2015 and they now conquer the UK with over 600 stores in England and Wales.
Not the fruit, the revolutionary technology company. For the younger generation almost a social pressure has developed to have an iPhone, the company now holds 42% of the mobile market share despite being one of the most expensive products on the market.
I think we have all owned a pair of Nike shoes at some point in our lives. Umbro – once the sportswear company who produced our own nations football shirts, were bought out by Nike in 2007 (and now Nike manufacture our shirts, with the Nike branding!).
Americanisation is certainly is not a bad thing, what would we do without our iPhone’s, McDonalds and Starbucks? However, on a more serious note as a nation we should retain our British culture and heritage.