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A country unlike any other in history. The U.S. is by far the most diverse and innovative nation on earth. Dominator of both Noble Prizes and Olympic Medals.
America was:

The first in flight.
The first to harnass nuclear energy.
The first and ONLY to put humans on the moon (If it wasn't for this little agency in Texas called NASA, the entire planet would be miles back in terms of scientific progress).

America has brought the world revolutionary inventions such as:

The Microchip.
The Internet you are now using.
The Lightbulb.
The Telephone.
The Automobile (as we now know it).
Television, Film, AND Radio.
Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, Country, Hip Hop and any other genre of music worth listening to.

The Simpsons...need I say more?

America's role in WWII and it's stance against the Soviet Empire has undisputably brought freedom to millions.

Successful American companies such as Coca-Cola and McDonald's, despite being complained about, have spread throughout the world offering people products at an affordable price. They wouldn't be in every corner of the world if there wasn't demand for them...it's called economics. (Note: "Coca-Cola" is the 2nd most recognized word in the world, behind "O.K.").

Basically, America has packed more culture and history into 200+ years, than most nations have fit into thousands. You might not like America's leaders...most non-Americans won't like proactive, take-charge American presidents. The world would prefer a less active, timid U.S. president who gives the EU and other nations a greater role in world affairs. But that's just not how it works. Democrat or Republican, any president of the world's only superpower will seek to maintain America's leadership role in the world, whether it's popular with the rest of the world or not. In the real world of geopolitics other countries would do the same given the opportunity...just thank your lucky stars it's the U.S. and not Russia, China, Iran, etc. During world crises, the world looks to the U.S. for leadership.

Also, let's not forget that the current U.S. president went to the U.N. before the war against Iraq and received a unanimous vote to take action against Saddam's regime. At the time half of NATO was on board, as well as the majority of the American public and both aisles of congress....in addition to a plurality of the British public and EU goverments. So, to keep calling it "Bush's war" is just factually wrong.

Some of America's greatest problems include illegal immigration and a failure to sell it's decent, principled polices abroad.

America is the most emmigrated to country in the world.

Note: I don't think Americans are better than everyone else, but this irrational American bashing cannot be given a pass.
Journalist: Sir, what country do people hate most in your country?

Egyptian: America! dirka dirka...mohammed jihad (inaudible).

Journalist: What country would you most like to send your kids to get educated and to live in?

Egyptian: America! dirka dirka...allah jihad akbar (inaudible).
by Chris512 November 01, 2006
 
1.
A country that claims the name of an entire continent to itself alone for no compelling reason.
Mexicans, Colombians, Brazilians... they're Americans too.
by DaMotha September 10, 2006
 
2.
pr. n
1. (technical) A large area of land between the Atlantic and the Pacific, which includes the countries of the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and others.

2. (colloq.) The USA. Shortened, so that nobody could forget it, but shortened in the place that makes people have random arguments about whether America is just the USA, the whole North, or both continents.

3. (deprec.) The place where you went in the 1900s if you fancied one of a few things; a new life, everybody else's money, or a way to get away from people who you pissed off in your past in the country where you started.
syn. 'The American Dream' - getting so rich that you can afford (and, indeed, savour) to not give a fuck for anybody else.

4. (econ.) A place that got rich when others got nowhere by selling to both sides in world conflicts - right up until WW2, where their late arrival into the war did mean a certain victory for the Allies much sooner than it otherwise would have come.

5. (obs.) One of only two nations in the entire world and its history that managed to do nothing in direct opposition to each other for nearly 50 years, and then have this period of nothingness labelled a 'war' of any description.

6. (inf.) Probably the only country that could win in a 'me versus everyone' with the whole world, and despite the sometimes gung-ho antics of the nation, this does not look like it will ever be tested.

7. A country that might, although not alone, manage to repeat history with the fate of the UN. Then again, the UN has been a talking house for the poorer countries for a while now, so nobody would really notice anyway.

8. A nation containing people that, although patriotic (and sometimes blindly), do not quite rival the apparant self-contentedness of the British, even after most are well aware their empire was handed back to the people that lived in its colonies, who then promptly fell back into the hole they were in when they were taken in the first place. (syn. 'irony')

9. The nation that will either cause WW3, or end it - but not both.

10. A place containing large cities that can only be rivalled in their uncleanliness by Tokyo and Jakarta. (syn. 'not a good sign')

11. (tech.) The country containing the most Internet users in the world. Also the country containing the most AOL users in the world. (syn. 'most annoying things ever')

12. (econ.) A country with the most money you'll never ever see in your lifetime.

13. The only country in the entire history of the world to manage to fund, train, and supply things to someone, even indirectly, in their efforts to do harm to America itself. (syn. 'woops')
'Despite being too large, America probably has the best TV shows in the world. Because a lot of it is other nations' shows, reran a few times.'
by Nobody April 17, 2003
 
3.
The country that most of the world hates becuase of our excellent choice of leadership. It also allows such filth like that crazy Southern Baptist sect that protests funerals of soldiers and screams shit like "Thank God for dead soldiers! Thank God for 9/11! God hates queers!". Something, somewhere went horribly wrong.
Yeah, America is pretty much going down the drain.
by Senator Assface August 28, 2006
 
4.
The greatest coutry in the world. (or used to be anyways)

Thanks in part to George W. Bush, America is now the most hated country in the world. Poor presidential decisions have caused a war, a crappy economy, high gas prices, global warming, as well as a new low in stupidity.

America used to be a place that people were proud to call "home" but now, most people just say they're canadian when they're really American.

In america, a third-string QB for a pro football team will be paid roughly 6 times as much as a blue-collar worker who works hard every single day.

People would rather read about who Jennifer Anniston is currently dating, rather then the current situation in Iraq.

American kids all dream about how they want to be Pro sports players, not for the love of the game, but for the love of the money.

America is the only place where the more money that is dumped into schools, the dumber the children get.

The reputation of America has been forever tarnished, thanks to George W Bush.
America, my home, sweet home.
by rice hater March 16, 2006
 
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A Place Where People Who Love Jesus, SUVs, Big Burgers, Big Women, And Unprotected Sex. Where People Hate Illegal Immigrants, Regular Immigrants, People Who Know Immigrants And Anything With a French Word in It. A Place Where People Pretend Like The Word French Doesn't Exist, Can i Get Some Freedom Fries Amen. A Country That Wears Canada As A Hat And Mexico As A Condom And The Middle East As A Toilet.
America Is Awesome Where Else Can You Get Freedom Toast For Breakfast.

America Once Beat The Devil In A Arm Wrestling Match.

America Sleeps With Cheap Women.
 
6.
The country that everyone love to hate, but when disaster strikes, the one they look to for help
Starving people in Haiti? Call in the Americans
by gtdjkdfh September 24, 2010
 
7.
America Is... (By Me)

A country founded on pure principals
that are not always true
but mostly are
A country containing many different
but alike
A country of greed
and charity
A country of technology
A country of tools
A country of fools
A country of millions
with debt in the billions
A Bully
A Friend
A country with a hand to Lend
And a country that needs to Mend
A country that is broken?
A country that needs to be woken?
Loved
Hated
Revered
Despised
Home of the Brave
Land of the Free

America is up to you,
Not up to me;

It all depends on what you see.
America can't be defined by anyone but you.
SO DO IT YOURSELF! CUZ' I AIN'T GONNA'.
by JBurton31 April 12, 2010