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View Poll Results: Is the USA the most beautiful country in the world?
Yes 37 30.58%
No 84 69.42%
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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I think it is! And that isn't just my bias because I am an American.

Any type of climate or landscape can be found here and we even have several landscapes unique to us that no one else has. I was born just outside of the Everglades in south Florida and that scenery doesn't exist anywhere else.

I don't think other big countries like Russia or Canada can compare because they lack tropical climate within their borders.

I think the only place that could really contend with us in terms of natural beauty is China.

What do you all think?
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Well America is defiantly one of the most diverse country in the world in terms of landscape, but calling it the most beautiful is more of an opinion, I think places that are very tropical are even more beautiful, but you can defiantly call America the most beautiful country if you think so.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Of course not. Why would anybody think it might be?

Define "beautiful", without using the word "mountains". Plenty of countries have mountains that are more impressive than those in the USA.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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It is certainly beautiful, and diverse. But the most on the whole planet?

No.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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If you all are going to say no then at least give an example of a country you find prettier to compare. Otherwise you just come off as haters!
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Of course not. Why would anybody think it might be?

Define "beautiful", without using the word "mountains". Plenty of countries have mountains that are more impressive than those in the USA.
The drive from Miami to Key West is one of the most beautiful in this whole world and there is not a single mountain involved. And give examples of your prettier mountains. America is one of the very few countries in the world that actually has two different types of mountains to experience. The mountains out west are completely different from the Appalachian mountains and both offer unique beauty.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Awwwww...

I knew you would say that lol

I think China would knock America out of the ball park in terms of sheer beauty.

Happy now?
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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the scenery in the western US is pretty but the rest of the country leaves much to leave desired. barely any of the continental US qualifies as tropical and that tiny segment is not in any way diverse, it's hardly even worth mentioning at all.

just drove from LA to chicago (arrived last night) and while i have made similar cross country trips before, it never seizes to amaze me how ugly and dull the great plains are.

i think american cities are about as far as you can get from being beautiful. spread out, bland, lack character, history, etc.

i just can't in good faith consider the US to be the most beautiful country, sorry.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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Well America is defiantly one of the most diverse country in the world in terms of landscape, but calling it the most beautiful is more of an opinion, I think places that are very tropical are even more beautiful, but you can defiantly call America the most beautiful country if you think so.
If you like very tropical then you can find it in Florida and Hawaii.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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the scenery in the western US is pretty but the rest of the country leaves much to leave desired. barely any of the continental US qualifies as tropical and that tiny segment is not in any way diverse, it's hardly even worth mentioning at all.

just drove from LA to chicago (arrived last night) and while i have made similar cross country trips before, it never seizes to amaze me how ugly and dull the great plains are.

i think american cities are about as far as you can get from being beautiful. spread out, bland, lack character, history, etc.

i just can't in good faith consider the US to be the most beautiful country, sorry.
South Florida, which is just a hundred miles across offers more diversity in landscape than countries of comparably bigger size, such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas or Puerto Rico. Hawaii offers everything those countries do and more.

On the coasts you can find everything stereotypical of a tropical environment. Go just a few miles in and you have the vast everglades which is one of the most unique environments on Earth. I suggest driving highway 41 from Naples to Miami to see it and all its marvels. I spent most of my childhood growing up off of 41 and am very familiar with the everglades.

So which country do you think is prettier?

As for our cities, with the exception of Europe ours are the prettiest. Most cities in the world that have "history" also have sprawling slums all around that history.
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