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1 America – a country that has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization. John O'Hara and he was an American.
2 America has progressed from barbarism to decadence without the intervening stage of civilization. George Bernard Shaw
3 America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between. Oscar Wilde.
Numerous other people have been credited with expressing that sentiment or something similar including Henry James, another American. However, in all probability the phrase originates with Georges Clemenceau when he was President of France.
America, so many people seem to dislike you.
by AKACroatalin April 17, 2015
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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
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A country with several pros and cons, often bashed by pseudo-intellectual teenagers on urbandictionary.com not realizing that urbandictionary is American. While the usa certainly has many flaws and shortcomings, presenting the country in black and white (eg:fat stupid lazy, etc) is nothing more than the ravings of dumbass teenager. The truth is that all countries have there upsides and downsides however being the most influential often means being the most bashed. It's funny how idiots claim that Americans stereotype when they themselves stereotype Americans.
Idiot teenager: I HATE AMERICA THEY ARE ALL STOOOOOPID AND FAT.

Common sense: If you hate America so much why do you watch AMerican movies, Tv, listen to American music and buy AMerican products. .......... AND WHY DO YOU USE AMERICAN WEBSITES?
by truthoversensitve September 11, 2011
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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
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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
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the country that kicked the world superpowers ass when it was only a colony (france helped too, thank you france)
America:i wonder if England wants a rematch, since they think we suck so much and are all fat. (the rest of the world is welcome to)
by dont be a fag January 06, 2009
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The United States of America. I just wanted to say, we're not arrogant. There is no other place on Earth called America. There is a North America, a South America, and, depending on where you're from, a Central America, but no continent called America. And if the United States of Mexico can call themselves Mexico, why can't we call ourselves America?

I'm sorry if your country has been insulted by an ignorant American. Not all of us are like that.

Not all of us hate immigrants. Actually, we're all immigrants, or descended from immigrants, except for the American Indians.
I hope that someday we will be able to get along better with other countries.
I also hope that someday our government will cease to be corrupt trash.
To those U.S. citizens who hate their country, maybe instead of complaining, you could do something to help this country become a better place.

If I sound kind of bitchy, sorry, but what I had originally typed had too many characters, so I had to make it brief.

Love your neighbors, no matter how far away they are, and you will be loved in return.
God bless America and all the other countries.
ignorant American: Canadians say aboot instead of about.

Intelligent American: You're wrong. Canadians don't pronounce it that way. And even if they did, it doesn't matter, because in case you haven't noticed, everyone has accents, even you and me.
by peaceforall November 25, 2010
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