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Is the United States the best?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tweener, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    You're entitled to your opinion.
    Here's why this country is great. When little countries such as Kuwait and big countries such as England and France in WWI and WWII get in trouble, they don't pick up the phone and call Canada.
     
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Canada.

    61,000 dead / 172, 000 wounded World War I

    42,000 dead / 54,000 wounded World War II
     
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  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    That's nice. WWI was 103 years ago, WWII was 75 years ago. Long before any of us were around.

    And placing geo-politics into the simplified world of a playground fight is brainless in the first place.
     
  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    History is not your strong suit.
     
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  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Actually it is. You just don't agree with my takes.
     
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    But they weren't first on the speed dial.
    My point is we're the first nation the rest of the world calls for help. And when we step in, others follow. If not wars, then natural disasters.
     
  7. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Canada entered WWII in 1939. There was no need to make a call because they were already there.
     
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  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Canada entered the war before the US.
     
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    They kind of got in there as part of the Commonwealth.

    Lots of forces came that way. Australian, New Zealand, Indian, Gurkha.

    And they all get credit.

    Hondo is probably referencing others wanting not only the US military but also our economic, technological and production power.
     
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Compare cultures too.

    American culture vs. Canadian culture. Film, sports, art, literature, TV, whatever. I mean, there isn't a comparison.
     
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The US avoided both of those wars for years before stepping in. And we're not really distinguishing ourselves lately as disaster helpers, either. Ask Puerto Rico.

    Worth noting that lots of prosperous western democracies send help when help is needed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    To the extent this country is or was great, it's not our military power or our motion pictures and soda pop that make it so.

    It's our willingness - despite our racism and our bigotry and our ignorance and our fear - to give anyone who comes here a chance to better themselves.
     
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