WELCOMING THE AMERICANS WITHIN THE POST-COMMUNIST MARGINS

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

The aim of the present paper is to analyze the image of the United States of Americain two (former) Communist countries (Romaniaand East Germany) and how this image was greatly influenced/modified by the Communist regime. Our analysis is based on two political myths concerning the United States, which developed in different periods of time in the mentality of people from these two countries. On the one hand, the proliferated phrase “The Americans are coming” reflects the myth according to which the Americans are seen as the providential liberators, and on the other hand, the Americans are vilified during the Communist …