Is the world's success, America's success?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by FreeMason, Jan 12, 2005.

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Any success of the rest of the world, is the success of the United States.

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  1. Clockwood You Forgot Poland Registered Senior Member

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    But the British Empire has been dead for a while, replaced by other institutions. Just like the France that helped us with the American Revolution and the Kaiser's Germany.

    Many successes of the world are America's successes.
     
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    But the British Empire has been dead for a while, replaced by other institutions. Just like the France that helped us with the American Revolution and the Kaiser's Germany.

    But the British Empire was the only thing in the modern world that came close to resembling the Roman Empire, America has not spread ideas, or language etc to the world the British did all that. America is merely holding onto the coattails of Britain’s legacies, everything from the railway to the very language we are speaking.

    Many successes of the world are America's successes

    Many of America’s successes are British in origin, there is no question that the United States has given the world many great things but the world’s success isn’t dependant on the United States anymore.
     
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  5. Clockwood You Forgot Poland Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, many of America's successes are British is origin... we were an English colony after all. We took the best parts of each of the countries that sent colonists or immagrents to the New World. Then we twisted them together into something very strong and vibrant. Note that every country is the making of whatever came before it.

    Britain, and the rest of Europe, did spread culture and ideas with each colony they made and each trading port they visited. America spread itself to other continents in a different way. It made the other guys come to them by coming up with some idea that many would want and just waiting for others to pick it up. Only occasionally, like with Japan, did we batter down any doors.

    And you are perhaps right. The US hasn't been coming out with the world shaking technological or social advances at the same rate we used to. We made micropropagation technologies, GM crops, the internet, and modern computers, but little since. I interpret this as the US simply taking a breather and not getting off thehorse altogether.
     
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    Then we twisted them together into something very strong and vibrant. Note that every country is the making of whatever came before it.

    No question America has been lucky to get the best of the best from around the world to create the world’s most innovative society, and I will readily admit the US has created to a large degree our modern convinces, which is one of the reasons why I am not very happy with the way the US is leading itself to self-destructive tendencies. America still has a lot of potential, but it won’t have much if she continues this train of self-destructive policies.

    America spread itself to other continents in a different way. It made the other guys come to them by coming up with some idea that many would want and just waiting for others to pick it up. Only occasionally, like with Japan, did we batter down any doors.

    America didn’t spread it absorbed, that’s the difference btwn Britain and the United States. America on the world stage has not been able to recreate the Pax Britannia that spelled one hundred years of its rule, and America can’t even though she is trying.
     
  8. Clockwood You Forgot Poland Registered Senior Member

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    Despite what others may think, we aren't trying to seize the world with guns of missles. We are seizing it by buying 51% of its stock.

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    You were, now the world is buying you up you owe the world upwards of 35% of your economy, America cannot be a superpower in that situation because American doesn’t control the purse strings. Ni hao ma Zhongguo?
     
  10. Karmashock The Doomslayer Registered Senior Member

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    America's successes are it's own. We were just an investment to the british.

    Furthermore, they paid for weapons from us in WWI and WWII by canceling debt and selling sharing in our own companies back to us.


    We've been free of that influence ever since.
     
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    As usual the class retard ignores the entire conversation, well to be sure he did click "read post"....
     
  12. Jolly Rodger Banned Banned

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    America is the best country in the world if it wasn't for america we would all be nothing if america wanted they could kill all of us america is the most trustworthy country in the world and the best counrty in the world three cheers for america
     
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    I farted...
     
  15. Jolly Rodger Banned Banned

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    thats the same thing that happened when america was created although a big bit of shit came out
     
  16. Karmashock The Doomslayer Registered Senior Member

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    Jolly Rodger, a personal question about your avatar... does it mean anything to you?

    Just out of curiosity...
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    As to your response, sarcasm isn't an argument. In fact, it's generally considered to be sign of a weak mind or the total lack of an argument.

    Do you have a point? Or have you nothing to offer but vileness and hate?
     
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