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America is the greatest country in the world because...

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Take away the military influence and we are just like any other country. Other nations are more diverse, other nations have better business environments, other nations have better weather (though America is so big thats not really debatable), and other nations have far more "social conscience" than we do.

Damn..this place sucks.

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and other nations have far more "social conscience" than we do.

I talked to a guy from germany a few weeks ago and he said that the thing he liked the most about america is that it was the most tolerant place he had ever been.

Pretty good for a guy who's visiting the south, hm? Makes you wonder... is the south more tolerant than the rest of the country or is europe less tolerant than people make it out to be?

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I talked to a guy from germany a few weeks ago and he said that the thing he liked the most about america is that it was the most tolerant place he had ever been.

Pretty good for a guy who's visiting the south, hm? Makes you wonder... is the south more tolerant than the rest of the country or is europe less tolerant than people make it out to be?

the latter.

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My thoughts exactly.

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It's easy for Europeans to portray being more tolerant because they don't have to go out and prove it everyday.

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I don't know, the UK is pretty great, but what makes it more diverse than say, New York City or San Francisco?

I thought this was about nations, not cities...If we compared New York City and London, for example, I might give New York City the edge.

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I thought this was about nations, not cities...If we compared New York City and London, for example, I might give New York City the edge.

What about Houston? Miami? Los Angeles? San Francisco? Spartanburg?

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When people talk about how tolerant Europeans are I always think of how black players get treated at soccer matches. They throw bananas, batteries and harass them in every possible way. They make Eagles fans look like they are at a elementary school play.

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I will have to look up this blog but the writer made some great points on this very topic.

He talked about in Europe many from the Middle East can go right back home realtively easy, thus they don't fully assimilate into the Euro culture. And vice versa.

Also he mentioned the social umbrella that is in Eurpope and immigrants to any part of Europe are not as ambitious as the ones that make it to the States because those that come here know on some level a free ride is not there(contrary to popular belieft) and they also realize the vast potential for hitting it big.

Hands down the US is more diverse.

I can go to any mall in Charlotte and with ease see people from all over the world without blinking.

One last thing I think that sets us apart is our DNA for business and innovation. Its simply expected. We are not afraid to fall on our faces. The Euro's can't grasp this.

The Black Swan delves nicely into this as well.

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I thought this was about nations, not cities...If we compared New York City and London, for example, I might give New York City the edge.

Sorry, lazy post on my part. When we started talking about diversity I went straight to the big cities. I was too lazy to type out Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, etc. in comparison to NYC, SF, LA, Spartanburg, etc. My bad.

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When people talk about how tolerant Europeans are I always think of how black players get treated at soccer matches. They throw bananas, batteries and harass them in every possible way. They make Eagles fans look like they are at a elementary school play.

European soccer fans in general make Eagles fans look like they are at a school play.

South American fans take it to the next level.

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The UK for sure.

According to the CIA world factbook, the UK is 92% white. Or do you consider having Irish and Scottish to be diverse?

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