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View Poll Results: Do you consider Washington, D.C. the nation's and world's most powerful city?
Definitely, yes! 13 27.66%
No. 34 72.34%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Would you consider Washington, D.C. the nation's and world's most powerful city? If so, what qualities make this true? If not, explain why.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Not by a long shot. New York is the most powerful (in the U.S. anyway) because of its influence over the economy.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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definitely , no

I don't think any one city is the most powerful

But some of the top contenders would be London, New York City, Paris, and Moscow
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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New York in this country but not the world.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I think the ability to wage war and deploy nuclear weapons (and yes, even mismanage the U.S./world economy) makes DC the most powerful city.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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No
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Washington D. C. is a different animal. new york can compare to London but neither can approach the American Capital. American forces drive the decision making in new york, not the other way around.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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First of all Washington D.C. is not a city
second of all No
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Definitely not.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It was DC vs Moscow, not NYC/Los Angeles/Paris/London/Tokyo
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