The cast of characters riding the Orient Express is incredibly diverse – and nearly every passenger has a pretty firm opinion about everyone else. The French suspect the Italians, the British are at odds with the Americans, and so forth. Many of the views are bigoted or prejudiced, but remember that most of the passengers are putting on an act in an attempt to cover up the murder that they all participate in. In this sense, they are adopting stereotypes about other countries in order to play their parts more effectively.
Poirot would have solved the mystery [more/less] easily if he had not relied on stereotypes about different cultures.
Your home country says quite a bit about your values and your character.