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Is America The Greatest Country In The World, OR NOT?

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posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:09 AM
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Greetings earthlings!


What do you think? Is America the greatest country in the world, OR NOT/OR WHAT?

I keep hearing this said from many Americans who are "proud" of their country. Actually, I have never been to any other country other than the United States of America, so I feel that I am not able to make such a bold statement not knowing what other countries are like. Are those of other countries also "proud" of their country? Do they also believe that their country is the greatest country in the world?




posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:14 AM
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No, I think most of us in Europe realize a single country is not best at everything. America, greatest country in the world when it comes to... X?

You HAVE TO define X.

They have the best military power. I dont really know about the rest. Its not that important to me what country is the best at anything really.



[edit on 6-11-2007 by Copernicus]



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:17 AM
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It really doesn't matter to me.. The question is about as pertinent in my opinion as all of these Anti-American threads are. It matters not, in other words.
Have a good day, now.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:25 AM
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I used to think so. Until dragging about captures on dog chains, waterboarding, and pre emptive strikes on oil bearing nations on bad intel. 'Sexed up' if I remember correctly. That guy's pushing daisies. I see our present conflicts sort of like 'The Stand'. Trying to push back the clock on the inevitable. Or I can be completely daff. You call.
How many times did America come to the rescue of disasters in far away shores? Nobly helping those is critical need? Many, many, many times.

[edit on 6-11-2007 by jpm1602]



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:37 AM
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What defines a great nation (or the greatest nation)? Is it the level of social justice and equality in the society? Or is it the right to persue profits at the expense of everyone else? Is it the quantitative democracy within the nation? The overall health of the population? Etc etc etc.

Such a question is too broad unless you actually define what you believe would make a great nation.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 12:02 PM
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don't know...only been to two countries and only lived in the US.

don't have anything to compare it to



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 12:55 PM
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The greatest country in the world would be like the greatest family in the world. The best family to be in would be the one that takes care of its members with the most needs.

When America's weak, poor, and downtrodden have not need, then she will qualify. The way I see it, the US is not even registered in the competition.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by ben91069

When America's weak, poor, and downtrodden have not need, then she will qualify. The way I see it, the US is not even registered in the competition.


By your standards, what nation is? Dare I say, NONE...



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 03:43 PM
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Thats the answer right there isnt it?

No nation is great so long as there is great suffering among nations

Damn i should put that in my sig.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 03:49 PM
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America isn't actually a country. The United States is a country in the world. The greatest? Why do we need to compare ourselves to others? There are worse places in the world to live.......many!



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 05:48 PM
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Inspiteof, by Ben's standards, yes.

There are always going to be downtrodden people.. It doesn't matter what form of government you formulate, there will always be those who remain under the radar...



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 05:53 PM
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Yes I agree, but its the level of their poverty that can be changed. There is no reason in this world of mass transport and production that your neighbour should have to pick and choose while days he and his family get to eat.

There will always be scarecity, modest levels of consumption, but never in history has there been such a level of desperate poverty than the 19th and 20th centuries.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by InSpiteOf

There will always be scarecity, modest levels of consumption, but never in history has there been such a level of desperate poverty than the 19th and 20th centuries.



It's interesting that you should say that.. I would imagine that people who lived in the late 1700 and early 1800s lived in much more scarce conditions than the poorest do today.

You know, my parents only made about 15,000 dollars, if that, a year between the two of them,which is way below the poverty level. Yet, they lived fairly comfortably... They didn't have anything real fancy, but they always had a roof over their head, food on the table, clothes on their back and a mode of transportation...


The biggest problem that most Americans have is that they want to live above and beyond their means...


[edit on 6-11-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 08:34 PM
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The biggest problem that most Americans have is that they want to live above and beyond their means...



Wrong.....it's the banks that want this. Unfortunately, many sheeple go along with it. The average net worth of families in the US is - $10,000

negative $10,000.....most people are in debt. It's BAD!! But, the banks LOVE IT!!



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Inspiteof, by Ben's standards, yes.

There are always going to be downtrodden people.. It doesn't matter what form of government you formulate, there will always be those who remain under the radar...


But then, that should be the governments never ending work, otherwise they are just running things haphazardly while looking out for special interests that appeal to them.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 10:19 AM
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America's the best country in the world... at lying, no doubt about that.


Being English, I'm proud of what people have given myself and others and the sacrifices the armed forces have given but politically, my country makes me sick.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 10:35 AM
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Xeroxed, if a politician is moving his/her lips, you can bet your ass that there is a lie exiting their talking orifice. Always remember that.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 11:47 AM
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I don't know about the greatest country in the world because I haven't traveled abroad much, but it would have to be the prettiest. I love living where I can see all four seasons.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 10:41 PM
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What constitutes being the greatest country in the world?

I'd have to say a country which cherishes freedom, security, peace, privacy, and opportunity.

One which all of it's citizens have personal freedom with no limitations.

One which all of it's citizens enjoy security and peace without sacrificing freedom.

One which allows it's citizens to remain anonymous in their homes and in their words.

One which provides the economic and social opportunities to make a better life for yourself with hard work.

A country where the people are in control. Where the people decide their future. Where the elected leaders listen to the people and work for them.

A country with outstanding educational systems. Outstanding health care systems. Outstanding culture, society, history, and tradition.

A country that is a self healing, self preserving, self improving system. Where all the people do their part and move the nation forward.

That's what I think the greatest country in the world would look like. That's what I think the United States was meant to look like. That's what I think our founding fathers fought for.

Unfortunately, basic human nature took over and greed, power, and corruption became the norm, pushing us further away from the greatest country in the world that our founding fathers envisioned.

I would say no country is free of greed, power, and corruption on some level. Until humans have a major mental evolution, this will remain the case.

So given that, I would say no country is the greatest in the world. Each is merely a small piece in a wider network of self interest for a powerful few.

The idea behind America, if it had come to be, would have made it the greatest country in the world. The fact that it didn't, and the fact that it's people have been duped into believing it is despite the overwhelming evidence that it is not, leads me to believe it's possibly the greatest failure in the world.

[edit on 11/7/07 by NovusOrdoMundi]




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