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View Poll Results: Do you think America is the greatest country in the world?
Yes 38 38.00%
No 62 62.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-30-2020, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Yokohama, Japan
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Absolutely no. Given the poll results though and sentiment leads me incline to leave this forum though lol, if people believe it elsewhere idk.
Agreed, I came to this forum to engage in discussion with people who are knowledgeable about urban planning and the world, but every time I come here, I'm mildly amazed at the lack of information a decent amount of people here about basic urban planning, with ridiculous statements and a lot of more ignorant things said, with casual open racism, American exceptionalism, and weird out-of-touch takes on society included. This made my expectations drop from "educated urban planning board members" to "competitive older suburban residents", and often makes me refrain from commenting in general. Frankly, it disappoints me a lot.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:47 AM
 
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^ OK, you're right maybe and on a side note and also completely unrelated to my own personal biases but...:


seeing your location and how this is about America I can't stop but think about this one episode from South Park about Japan . Sorry for my "totally mature" reaction lol...not gonna post this south park video here since kids may read this who knows.


(edit btw: I know SP are a bunch of weird dudes, I like Japan so nothing racist here).
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN -
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Lol, no one argued that those are causes for a country to be "superior" and that being your takeaway makes it pretty evident that you don't know much.
You beat me to it.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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One thing for sure, this American-centric forum generates a plethora of incredibly dumb polls and “comparison” threads.
{waiting for mod cut}
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:41 AM
 
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People's Republic of China.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The word Greatest... isn't a metric, it's a feeling.

If it's opportunity you want, then yes... by far. Still the number one destination for immigrants as far as I know seeking a better life... and I'm not talking about political refugees.

Wouldn't greatest be relative to what an individual thinks? If that's true then every answer should be different.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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The world is doing everything it can to come to America .... not vice-versa.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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The word Greatest... isn't a metric, it's a feeling.

If it's opportunity you want, then yes... by far. Still the number one destination for immigrants as far as I know seeking a better life... and I'm not talking about political refugees.

Wouldn't greatest be relative to what an individual thinks? If that's true then every answer should be different.
Bingo!

Most all citizens of western cultures like to visit here, but rather live where they are. Probably the same for most Americans in a vice-versa scenario. Same might go from state to state too.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Greatness is over-rated. I like USA well enough but I like my place better.

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Old 06-30-2020, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Greatness is over-rated. I like USA well enough but I like my place better.

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That imaginary line we call a border is 'mostly' what separates the people of US and Canada. The only Canadians that are kinda different are from Quebec. Personally... people from Ontario could be Americans anywhere in the Midwest of the US.

I've been told that 85% of Canadians live within 100 miles (160km) of the US border.
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