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Is The United States of America the greatest nation on earth? Why or why not?
The USA is the greatest nation to ever exist for one reason; she is the only nation ever founded on the political and moral principle of individual rights. The same principle freedom itself is based on. Which is why freedom seems so American even though its principles apply to everyone.
False. Ignores past and present examples.
Freedom for everyone is not exercised by America.
no America's foundation is literally built on the bodies of the actual people who founded it. this is not the land of the free their children being held in cages just for wanting a better place than where they were separated from their family Along with the sexism, homophobia, racism, and a corrupt government. it is a great country for those who benefit from its social standards but for being an African American bisexual woman I have experienced lots of the things that say a wealthy straight man might not have experienced.
It isn't and it always makes me uncomfortable when people say it is. It's just toxic nationalism. The US only panders to rich, straight, white, cis, undisabled men. It doesn't have the best living conditions, mental health, healthcare, environment or living quality in the world.
I think it is since it is founded on freedom and and enterprise.
Everything can have ideas, but in truth is isn't actually applied in real life. Racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia and corruption, prison slavery run rampant in the US.
@Mimi Brown The truth is every country in the world has these issues.
Firstly, this is an over-inflated mindset perpetrated by several politicians. However, this is an absolutely egoistic statement. The 3 main arguments are:
1. The USA has always tried to divide the world and bias it against the spread of non-capitalist ideologies. Be it the Cold War or the Vietnam War, it has always meddled in national affairs to prevent the spread of communism/socialism/Iriquios-like systems/etc. This is a clear cut violation of the fatherly vision which is carefully depicted. It is more of a wannabe hegemony which the USA wishes to establish, but fails at many steps.
2. The USA pretends to be the world's Big Brother, always watching and always disrupting internal affairs of countries. It is well-known for inciting and militarily funding wars in already third-world countries (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq). This doesn't imply that Russia is innocent. It is equally responsible for the two. However, the USA acts as if the world is its playground.
3. The USA has gone to great and immoral extents to secure its so-called 'number one' position in economic and other dominances. It supplies military aid to Pakistan to disallow civilian relations among Pakistan and India. India is a major contender for the royal spot which the USA owns. However, it also funds India to resist China, which is a greater rival. These sort of ties are also enforced by the forced Global Reserve Currency being the Dollar.
To end, I believe that no country can be offered that title and least of all, the USA. The title can only be achieved if the world is united as a peaceful country.