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I'm often surprised when I hear Americans say " this is the greatest country on earth". Is it?

most metrics dot't support this. don't get me wrong, I get patriotism

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It's debatable, though I think most people think that their country is the greatest country on earth. It's not like you walk around and say "you know, I'm highly disappointed in this country, but I'd like to stick around". Also, every place has pros and cons, people who don't thoroughly look at the cons, or find the cons are deluding themselves, and think they live in a sea of wonder.
Personally, I don't think it's the greatest country on earth, but I don't really see it as an ultimatum. There are lots of places I haven't really seen, so a little island in the Caribbean could be the greatest, but I don't know about it, so I stay neutral on the greatest country on earth. I don't know what is.

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According to Americans it is, being that I am Canadian, I think that Canada is. (As the Germans think that Germany is etc., etc.)

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It's Canada
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Canada is the best place on earth and always has been!!! Why do you slaves wanted to go to Canada.... Because we have rights!!
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Why do you think slaves*
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So true. We're more peaceful
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Yes!!
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I love America. And there are several great things about this country. But there also some some bad things about it too, just like all other countries in the world. There is good and bad.

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Nope to many yolo swaggy douch bags aurond lol

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Then you should leave!! BYE!!!
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It depend on where they like to be at it like my mom says Guatemala is the best. Some people say America is the best. And I just say Japan is the best. It depends where the things you love is at. So if a person loves what is America then they love the country itself.

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I think Canada is better!! Hey and I saw you live on Vancouver island!! I also live there!! Did you fell that mini earthquake yesterday?

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No did not feel it. Thanks for response. I like your comments
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Hehe thanks! :D
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Well WE certainly think so (most of us anyhow). I cant think of anywhere else i really want to live. And there are tons of foreign nationals who keep trying to get in here, both legally and illegaly. If someone else was greatest wouldnt they bevrrying to get there unstead? ;)

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No, Canada is. And there are Americans who'll admit that.

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Just listen to the America song, and you'll understand. AMERICA! F@&# YEAH!

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joshuabagel

By today's standards, that's not sayin much

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The nation is based on sound principles (Constitution, Bill of Rights) but since president Dwight Eisenhower (1950's), the government has been corrupted by highly paid corporate lobbyists and the "military-industrial complex" that Eisenhower predicted.

The right wing (Paul Ryan, Romney) intend to run the country like a business--for profit.
* reduce taxes on the wealthiest citizens;
* remove restrictions on "free trade";
* continue moving American jobs to other countries;
* cutting aid to senior citizens, even though social services are a minuscule percentage of the budget.

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These things happen to some degree in every country rich in resources, don't you think. The rich get richer etc. Canada has also outsourced many jobs.
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That's a great question. This so called greatest country on earth was built by slave labor.

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