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Old 06-20-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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Woe slow the horses , to the objectors all iam saying is the USA is still a great nation and a very giving nation. that being said yes we have many problems as do all other nations. Thank you westernwilly for your service to this great nation , I too served in the military . My point is whats wrong with one having pride in their country. Perhaps haters was a bit to direct but be that as it may. I make no apologies for my love of my Nation. that being said yes i think our founding fathers would be turning over in their graves seeing what has been done in the US, further more the fact that the citizens of the US have allowed it to happen , I include myself as guilty of setting on the sidelines and allowing this to happen to the US. But i still love my country it is my home and a house does need cleaning from time to time so IN MY OPINION we are #1 but the house needs some cleaning.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:15 PM
 
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I am surprised that you find it surprising that people are reacting with resentment... USA is great but going around saying we are #1 is a put down to every other country in the world.
To be fair everyone does it, Australia is affectionately known as the " lucky country"...which as an Aussie makes me cringe, the usa is still definately one of the better places in the world to live, but for me personally I'll say it again I'd have absolutely no reason to leave a country like australia for usa. Difference is I know every country has it's pros and cons and the reality is theirs no such thing as a real number 1. I realise I'm fortunate to live in a great country like australia, and that my city is often voted the most liveable ( melbourne )..which also kinda makes me cringe. Most people like America but would have absolutely no interest in living there, I wouldn't even care to visit the place if I didn't have relatives there.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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To be fair everyone does it, Australia is affectionately known as the " lucky country"...which as an Aussie makes me cringe, the usa is still definately one of the better places in the world to live, but for me personally I'll say it again I'd have absolutely no reason to leave a country like australia for usa. Difference is I know every country has it's pros and cons and the reality is theirs no such thing as a real number 1. I realise I'm fortunate to live in a great country like australia, and that my city is often voted the most liveable ( melbourne )..which also kinda makes me cringe. Most people like America but would have absolutely no interest in living there, I wouldn't even care to visit the place if I didn't have relatives there.
Come on, gimme a break. I'm sure Australia is a nice country and all. But America is far more epic than Australia, although the Great Barrier Reef has to be awesome.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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I am from Europe where I've lived most of my life, I have traveled all across Europe and many other countries in the world. I am educated about various topics concerning this too. I can look at it, not as an American, but as a foreigner that chose to live in the country, yet being aware of the rest of the world.

And Yes, United States Of America is #1 country in the world, overall.

It is not #1 in every aspect of it, but as an overall broad generalization when you put everything together, not just politics, not just economics, not just the people, culture, history, natural landscape, freedom.... but everything that can or cannot be measured about a country. Indeed, US can be considered #1.

It's useless to argue why, why not, because everyone already has an opinion on this that is not going to change by reading this topic at all.

I can just give a couple of reasons (out of many) why I think USA is indeed #1.
- Biggest western democracy with largest habitable territory to choose from
- Greatest variety of cultures, natural landscapes, climates, environments all in one country
- "Everything you want we got right here in the USA" aspect of it
- Overall fine people with positive attitude, big confidence and "can do" attitude
- Great history of the country built on hard work, equality and freedom
- Overall freedom, being able to write your own chapters in life and make what you want of it

I know that some of y'all are going to say that some of these things aren't true anymore, but they are still more true than in other places. Been there, done that. I got a lot of problems with the way some things are going these days, but overall still today, U.S. is #1. Period.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Come on, gimme a break. I'm sure Australia is a nice country and all. But America is far more epic than Australia, the Great Barrier Reef has to be awesome.
What do you mean by epic? To be honest I'd rather live where I am knowing the worst neighbourhood in my city would be considered one of the safest in america
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:55 AM
 
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Bold statement? No. This is America, we invent everything. Others may take and/or improve on it, but we still invent it. Technology and medicine would be nothing without us.

Other countries may boast individual statistics, like the Nordic free education or what have you...but as a WHOLE, as a CONGLOMERATE, we are easily #1.

You have running water and medical access everywhere. Schools are everywhere. You can travel freely from city to city, state to state, and see different scenery, culture, and food that you can not do anywhere else. Just our land mass alone supports that. Tropical, Mediterranean, cold winters, mountains, farms, New England, progressive Seattle, you name it.

The closest to us would be Australia or Europe, but Australia is much smaller. Europe still requires passports to travel, and those are many countries, not one.

People may ***** and moan, self included, but there is absolutely no way I'd rather live anywhere else. I wont even travel outside this place, I have no urge to.I've road tripped 44 states of this place, and have no plans to stop soon. I'd say Colorado, South Dakota, and Tennessee were my fav's.
USA!!!USA!!!USA!!!USA!!!USA!!! LOL

If you don't like it get out of this country!!!!!
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:17 AM
 
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Alan Turing invented the computer.
I will throw in Konrad Zuse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Zuse

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Konrad Zuse (German: [ˈkɔnʁat ˈtsuːzə]; 22 June 1910 18 December 1995) was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded as the inventor of the modern computer
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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Where are the USA haters? All I see are objective people correcting the OP.
Exactly, though with the mindless flag wavers (otherwise known as Murricans) there aren't any issues. It's not worth attempting to have a conversation unfortunately.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I am from Europe where I've lived most of my life, I have traveled all across Europe and many other countries in the world. I am educated about various topics concerning this too. I can look at it, not as an American, but as a foreigner that chose to live in the country, yet being aware of the rest of the world.

And Yes, United States Of America is #1 country in the world, overall.

It is not #1 in every aspect of it, but as an overall broad generalization when you put everything together, not just politics, not just economics, not just the people, culture, history, natural landscape, freedom.... but everything that can or cannot be measured about a country. Indeed, US can be considered #1.

It's useless to argue why, why not, because everyone already has an opinion on this that is not going to change by reading this topic at all.

I can just give a couple of reasons (out of many) why I think USA is indeed #1.
- Biggest western democracy with largest habitable territory to choose from
- Greatest variety of cultures, natural landscapes, climates, environments all in one country
- "Everything you want we got right here in the USA" aspect of it
- Overall fine people with positive attitude, big confidence and "can do" attitude
- Great history of the country built on hard work, equality and freedom
- Overall freedom, being able to write your own chapters in life and make what you want of it

I know that some of y'all are going to say that some of these things aren't true anymore, but they are still more true than in other places. Been there, done that. I got a lot of problems with the way some things are going these days, but overall still today, U.S. is #1. Period.
Its a great country no doubt and i am glad to be born here but i believe every country is great in their own way, i've never been a fan of "superiority" and "competition" so these threads make me cringe. there is no point in arguing which country is number one, we are all apart of the same planet and we can all just travel and experience all these countries
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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To be fair everyone does it, Australia is affectionately known as the " lucky country"...which as an Aussie makes me cringe, the usa is still definately one of the better places in the world to live, but for me personally I'll say it again I'd have absolutely no reason to leave a country like australia for usa. Difference is I know every country has it's pros and cons and the reality is theirs no such thing as a real number 1. I realise I'm fortunate to live in a great country like australia, and that my city is often voted the most liveable ( melbourne )..which also kinda makes me cringe. Most people like America but would have absolutely no interest in living there, I wouldn't even care to visit the place if I didn't have relatives there.
Yes that is true, visit the Europe forum... a lot of Europhiles expect that the whole world wants to be like Europe, should be like Europe and if its not like Europe they are undeveloped and backwards. not exactly an open minded group of people
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