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Is America the 'best country in the World'?

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USA is the best country in the world easily

Poor people here live in public housing

Poor people in other countries like in shacks

In communist countries talking bad about the Gov't gets you killed

Here you can speak your mind about whomever you like

Anybody in the US can become wealthy through hard work, saving money, living within your means, and properly investing your cash

Poor people in which other countries live in shacks?

And communist countries? You know there's like... 5 in the world, right?

Anybody in the US can become wealthy?

So, have you actually been to any other countries? My guess is not.

It's this type of blind nationalism that keeps America from becoming the greatest country in the world.

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how do you define "best?"

do you define the nation by its government, or by its people?

how to you quantify black marks on a nation's history, such as positions in wars?

do you compare the country at its present time/standing, or do you take into account its entire history?

extremely complicated question, and if you're truly objective about answering it you'll find it a difficult one to answer.

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Poor people in which other countries live in shacks?

And communist countries? You know there's like... 5 in the world, right?

Anybody in the US can become wealthy?

So, have you actually been to any other countries? My guess is not.

It's this type of blind nationalism that keeps America from becoming the greatest country in the world.

Iraq, Germany, Afghanistan, Turkey...lived in those. Been to 16 total.

You? I guess not.

By the way, I was there so that you can have your freedom.

Would you put your life on the line for your country? I guess not

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Iraq, Germany, Afghanistan, Turkey...lived in those. Been to 16 total.

You? I guess not.

By the way, I was there so that you can have your freedom.

Would you put your life on the line for your country? I guess not

Appreciate your service, but that doesn't make your opinion any more right and it doesn't make your baseless claims any more right either. Nor does my choosing not to go into the armed services concern you.

I'll give you that poor people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey probably do live in shacks. Those countries wouldn't, in a million years, be considered "the greatest in the world."

There are other countries in the world that do more for it's citizens than the US does in terms of welfare. As a matter of fact, among the most developed nations in the world, the US spends less money per capita on public benefits including healthcare. So the "poor people in other countries live in shacks" claim is well, laughable at best.

Oh and yeah... still only 5 communist countries in the world. There's over 192 members of the United Nations. Still a pooty argument.

And the "if you don't like it get out" rhetoric is a tired, conservative neanderthal idea. How about "if you don't like it, do something about it" instead? That's where you see progress. Not by kickin anyone who doesn't agree out of the club. To me, that sounds like the communism you were describing earlier.

And still none of this points to American being the greatest country in the world. Certainly not on those terms you listed.

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I ask my filipina wife this question. She said unequivocally yes, it is. She is usually right about these things. :)

As I said earlier, its a combination of things that makes america a great nation. The diversity of climate, culture, cusine, landscape, along with a relatively high standard of living make it a great place to live. Most of the countries in the world are to small to have that much diversity. There are a few exceptions (India, China, Russia come to mind) but very few have as diverse a nation as we do. New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Honolulu etc.. are as different from each other as London is from Paris, Tokyo is from Manila, and Berlin from Rome.

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Appreciate your service, but that doesn't make your opinion any more right and it doesn't make your baseless claims any more right either. Nor does my choosing not to go into the armed services concern you.

I'll give you that poor people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey probably do live in shacks. Those countries wouldn't, in a million years, be considered "the greatest in the world."

There are other countries in the world that do more for it's citizens than the US does in terms of welfare. As a matter of fact, among the most developed nations in the world, the US spends less money per capita on public benefits including healthcare. So the "poor people in other countries live in shacks" claim is well, laughable at best.

Oh and yeah... still only 5 communist countries in the world. There's over 192 members of the United Nations. Still a pooty argument.

And the "if you don't like it get out" rhetoric is a tired, conservative neanderthal idea. How about "if you don't like it, do something about it" instead? That's where you see progress. Not by kickin anyone who doesn't agree out of the club. To me, that sounds like the communism you were describing earlier.

And still none of this points to American being the greatest country in the world. Certainly not on those terms you listed.

Fwiw, if he has said poor people in most other countries live in shacks, he would be correct. Certainly they don't in Western and Northern Europe, or Japan, or the oil rich nations in the Middle East. But the vast majority of the world's poor do live in shacks.

And the US is definitely better than Sweden, simply because its to dam cold there. :)

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