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MassAsks July 4th, 2013 3:44pm

Is America the greatest Nation in World History?

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readhp1008 Hogwarts
07/04/13 9:58 pm

America is the best because I live here and no other country can boast that.

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huskermedic Cincinnati
07/04/13 5:47 pm

Depends on how you look at it. Is it the most free? Yes, but I think Rome has us beat but many times I would say you were not free.

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/04/13 10:54 am

Great Britain had a good run, as did The Romans. An argument could even be made for China with their long history.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 11:03 am

Indeed. That's part of why I'm reluctant to label ourselves as the best in history. Maybe top 10, but I'm not sure beyond that.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 11:03 am

Besides, you really need a third party to make that decision. ;)

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 12:30 pm

Further, a historian from the early 20th century made the brilliant point that the world (and history) resolves around any given point in the world. Every nation has at least a little esprit de corp.

duey in a fools paradise
07/04/13 10:50 am

Considering that we are the mixing bowl of the world there are issues but we get a bit more tolerant each generation. Despite everything without the U.S. the world would look much different.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 10:38 am

Not yet. I think though that we have made a mark as one of the greatest empires, just not THE greatest.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/04/13 8:58 am

Nope. Too new to tell still. Maybe we could get MVP for a while though.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/04/13 8:53 am

I think were among the best nations in the world. We were founded on a new concept. Pre,English occupied, Ireland had a lot of freedoms that Preexisted civil rights way before America got hers. But I think it's a wonderful country.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/04/13 8:50 am

greatest country...yes
greatest leadership... not so much

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/04/13 8:53 am

I agree! We'll change it

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/04/13 8:47 am

Absolutely! God Bless America and Happy 4th!

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longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
07/04/13 8:46 am

Kate Upton...enough said!

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