Americanization (verb form Americanize, United States of America has on the culture of other countries, resulting in such phenomena as the substitution of a given culture with American culture. The West Bank (الضفة الغربية, הגדה המערבית Hagadah Hamaaravit) also referred to in Israel as " Judea and Samaria The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate" generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic The development of the culture of the United States of America — music, cinema, dance, architecture, literature, poetry When encountered unwillingly or perforce, it has a negative connotation; when sought voluntarily, it has a positive connotation. Before the mid-twentieth century, however, Americanization referred to the process by which immigrants became American. ) is the term used for the influence the
The spread of American media including TV, film and American music artists, has been the main component of Americanization of other countries. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. American TV shows are broadcast around the world. Many of the shows are broadcast through American broadcasters and their subsidiaries such as HBO Asia, CNBC Europe, Fox Channel and CNN International. HBO Asia is a franchise of HBO in Asia HBO Asia is a joint venture of media giants Viacom (25% and Time Warner (75% CNBC Europe is a Business and financial news Television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC. Fox Entertainment Group is an American Entertainment industry company that owns Film studios and terrestrial, cable, and Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner All of what is known as the "big four" American broadcasters have international distributors, for example HBO broadcasts to over 20 countries.  Many of these distributors broadcast mainly American programming on their TV channels. According to a recent survey by Radio Times The Simpsons, Lost and Desperate Housewives are among the most watched shows, with CSI being the most watched show among the surveyed 20 countries. Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American serial drama television series. Desperate Housewives is an American Television Dramedy series created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as Show runner, and produced CSI Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama Television series that trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegas  American films are also extremely popular globally. All of the top 20 grossing films ever are American made or have an American influence, either through publishers, cast or financiers.  Titanic is currently the biggest grossing film worldwide without adjusting for inflation, it currently holds the top grossing film title in various countries including Britain, Germany, France, Spain among others. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.  Adjusting for inflation, the highest grossing film of all time is Gone with the Wind. Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American dramatic - romantic - War film adapted from Margaret Mitchell 's 1936 Often part of the negotiating in free trade agreements between the America and other nations involve screen quotas. Screen Quotas is a legislated policy that enforces a minimum number of screening days of domestic films in the theater each year to protect the nation’s films One such case is Mexico, after abolishing their screen quotas after the establishment of NAFTA with the US. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America.  Recently Korea has agreed to reduce its quota under pressure from America as part of a free trade deal.  Many American artists are known throughout the world, artists such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley are recognised worldwide and have sold over 500 million albums each. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman  Michael Jackson's album Thriller, at 100 million sales, is the biggest selling album of all time. Thriller is the sixth Studio album by American pop musician Michael Jackson. 
The song "Amerika" by the German rock band Rammstein is often seen as a satire of Americanization. " Amerika " is a song performed by German band Rammstein, released as the second single from their album Reise Reise. Rammstein (ˈʀamʃtaɪ̯n is a German Industrial metal band founded in Berlin, and consisting of Till Lindemann ( lead vocals Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human It has received mixed reviews: some perceive it as anti-American, others as being opposed to globalization. Globalization (or globalisation) in its literal sense is the process of transformation of local or regional phenomena into global ones The band views it as a satirical commentary on "cocacolonization. Cocacolonization (alternatively coca-colonization) is a term that refers to Globalization or Cultural colonization. "
On a similar aspect the leftist rock band Rage Against the Machine released a song No Shelter in its 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles. Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is "No Shelter" is a politically charged song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1998 that was featured on the Godzilla soundtrack The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio Album by Rage Against the Machine.
Of the top ten global brands seven are based in the United States.  Coca Cola, which holds the top spot, is often viewed as a symbol of Americanization. Coca-Cola is a carbonated Soft drink sold in stores restaurants and Vending machines in more than 200 countries Coca Cola has vending machines in over 200 countries worldwide.  Of the 25 biggest companies, thirteen are based in the United States.  Many of these companies can be viewed as selling Americanized products. Many of the world's biggest computer companies are also American, such as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Dell, and IBM. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics The multinational technology company Dell Inc develops manufactures sells and supports Personal computers and other computer-related products International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology Much of the software used world wide is created by American based companies. The two largest personal computer companies, Dell and Hewlett Packard, which maintain over 30% of the market, are American based. 
Fast food, along with Coca Cola, are often viewed as being symbols of American dominance and influence. Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly Coca-Cola is a carbonated Soft drink sold in stores restaurants and Vending machines in more than 200 countries Companies such as Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Dominos Pizza, among others have numerous outlets around the world. Starbucks Corporation ( is an international Coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle Washington. Burger King ( often abbreviated to Kentucky Fried Chicken, usually known as KFC, is a chain of Fast food restaurants based in Louisville Kentucky. Domino's Pizza Inc ( is an international Fast food Pizza delivery corporation headquartered just outside Ann Arbor Michigan, United States The success of these American companies has led to the spread of localised fast food restaurants.
In Sweden, there is a humorous expression stating that it is the most Americanized country in the world, and that the USA is number two. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation.