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Is America the 'best country in the World'?

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I wish I could give a straight answer to this question, but its impossible for me to do so. Simply because I don't know enough about the rest of the world. Our history is so horrendous that if you asked this question to someone in....Canada they would probably laugh. I do however think that there was a time when the answer to this question was a resounding yes (after WW1 and WW2 for example), but now...the answer is very muddled. I do think America is very different from the rest of the world, in good and bad ways though. To be honest, I hope America isn't the best country in the world, and I hope we're not going to be the best country to ever exist on this planet. If thats the case, humanity is pretty much doomed. I think questions like this hold humanity back to be honest. Don't get me wrong, I love my country. Like I said, I think its special in many ways, but in 2010 should we really be comparing countries? It seems kind of trivial in the space age to argue about who has the best country.............

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Our history is so horrendous that if you asked this question to someone in....Canada they would probably laugh.

Good ole public education doing it's job.

Our history is actually fairly tame considering some of the atrocities most other nations have seen.

Care to elaborate how Canada was better than the U.S. historically?

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Bangladesh...hands down.

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Go live around the world then report back on your findings.

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I was just using Canada as an example of another country that might shake their heads at us because of our history. I said I don't know much about the rest of the world..

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I was just using Canada as an example of another country that might shake their heads at us because of our history. I said I don't know much about the rest of the world..

I'd suggest spending some time researching this position before drawing any conclusions that our "history" dilutes our "greatness".

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What's important to you.

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I'd suggest spending some time researching this position before drawing any conclusions that our "history" dilutes our "greatness".

I admit I know jack squat about Germany, but everytime I think about Germany, I think about World War 2 and the Holocaust. I can only suspect people in other countries do the same with us..

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Go to Belgium...they have the flemish (dutch/french), the french, and a german area in one country. You could knock them all out right there.

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I admit I know jack squat about Germany, but everytime I think about Germany, I think about World War 2 and the Holocaust. I can only suspect people in other countries do the same with us..

I think that depends on the country and how they teach world history.

Most educational curriculums are controlled by politically motivated governments.

For example Iran - I'm sure their history books and teachers paint a VASTLY different view of the U.S. than British history books and teachers do.

That's why we shouldn't give a flying piss what other countries think of us. It's a safe bet that entire educational and propaganda systems are engineered to promote a policy of hostility towards us if we don't agree with their foreign policy goals.

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No, the US is not the best country in the world.

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we are all exceptional, in our own way.

:lol:

Yes America has made mistakes, but we always correct them. Some take longer but they get corrected. If you don't think this is the best country that has ever existed and a large part of your generation doesn't think so? This country will be over and soon after that you will have your answer.

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