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Originally posted by juveous
America is good at being diverse. I would argue they are the best at it, however i have only lived in America.
This county offers the most diverse geography on the planet (mnts, desert, beaches, volcanoes, forests,etc)
This county has the most expertise and control in modern warfare
This county is supremely multi-cultral and accepts more immigration than any other nation.
This county is pretty good at supplying entertainment (theme parks, music,movies, sports -
American footbal, basketball, baseball, nascar, bowling, surfing, skateboarding
America is good at the hip and trendy as well as the simple and reserved. The best at being relevant.
Lots of bad things to mention too, but i think those have already been addressed.
Originally posted by Raivan31
I am constantly hearing this sentiment of, America is the greatest country on earth, e.t.c.
Not even close, allow me to point out a few things.
More murders/crime then most other developed nations.
Soldiers are payed a pittance compared with most other developed nations.
Serial killers are dime a dozen, they are rare in most other developed nations.
just a few things there as an entree
America's 2 biggest problems? fanatical patriotism and a severe lack of knowledge of the rest of the world.
Your governing bodies have you believing that your the greatest!
only a few steps above North Korea for social brain washing.
Honestly, think about it.
Originally posted by Raivan31
Many places have all of that geography as well. Australia.
USA has alot of troops, many other places are better at keeping them alive.
most american sports are virtually unknown outside the USA.
America has the most arrogance aparent.
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by David9176
Ahhh,you forgot the cupcakes,twinkies and ding dongs.
Coffee,soda pop and booze.
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Originally posted by Kitilani
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
The Canadian Provinces of America??
Is a title you just made up.
Did you really not understand what I wrote?
When you cross the border into Canada and they ask you where you are from, if you say America they tell you wrong answer. Canadians at the border sure do consider Canada part of America. Just ask them.
I understand Canada is on the North American continent. Is America part of Canada's official name?
A country in North America; official name: Canada.
(historical) Lower Canada or Upper Canada, often "the Canadas". Also Canada East or Canada West.
Canuckistan, Soviet Canuckistan
Great White North
neighbor to the north
Canada is in North America. Is it "America"? No, that would be the United States of America.
I understood. You?
edit on 17-8-2011 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CosmosKid
and let's see, oh yeah, the capability to buckle down, get busy, and kick anybody's ass, anywhere, at anything, anytime! we just have a little problem with "focus" sometimes!
reply to post by SaturnFX
Have we lost the will to strive for great things? Do we even have the right to call ourselves the best at anything anymore (beyond military, but lets be honest...that is not a point of pride...just because someone carries the largest stick doesn't mean he is the best person to know).
From its emergence as an independent nation, the United States has encouraged science and innovation. As a result, the United States has been the birthplace of 161 of Britannica's 321 Great Inventions, including items such as the airplane, internet, microchip, laser, cellphone, refrigerator, email, microwave, LCD and LED technology, air conditioning, assembly line, supermarket, bar code, electric motor, and ATM.
The United States is the world's largest manufacturer, with a 2007 industrial output of US$2.69 trillion. In 2008, its manufacturing output was greater than that of the manufacturing output of China, India, and Brazil combined, despite manufacturing being a very small portion of the entire US economy as compared to most other countries.
Main industries include petroleum, steel, automobiles, construction machinery, aerospace, agricultural machinery, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining.
The US leads the world in airplane manufacturing, which represents a large portion of US industrial output. American companies such as Boeing, Cessna (see: Textron), Lockheed Martin (see: Skunk Works), and General Dynamics produce a vast majority of the world's civilian and military aircraft in factories stretching across the United States.
Measured by value of its listed companies' securities, the New York Stock Exchange is more than three times larger than any other stock exchange in the world. As of October 2008, the combined capitalization of all domestic NYSE listed companies was US$10.1 trillion. New York City is the financial capital of the world alongside London.
NASDAQ is another American stock exchange and the world's 3rd largest exchange after the New York Stock Exchange and Japan's Tokyo Stock Exchange. However NASDAQ's trade value is larger than Japan's TSE. NASDAQ is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities trading market in the USA. With approximately 3,800 companies and corporations, it has more trading volume per hour than any other stock exchange.
The United States is the world's largest trading nation. Since it is the world's leading importer, there are many U.S. dollars in circulation all around the planet. The dollar is also used as the standard unit of currency in international markets for commodities such as gold and petroleum.
Originally posted by daynight42
The US is the entertainment capital of the world. When other countries watch our TV, they compare it to their own (in many places) and say that their own is relatively much less exciting. Our movie industry is also huge. When you hear about pirated DVDs being sold, where'd they come from? And, our music industry is also known for producing and serving as a magnet for new talent. America is known for mega-stars.
If anyone doubts any of this, just look at how overly entertained the average American is. Between YouTube, ipods, video games, movies, and television, we are all hooked on this stuff.
Also remember the US is the source of the world's leading operating system - MS Windows.
McDonald's and Coca-Cola are global brands selling in places you'd never imagine.