The economic, military and cultural premier player of the 20th century, the USA is a big place with many types of people. A place of contradictions, the populace of the self appointed “land of the free” seldom has over 2 weeks of vacation a year, often works over 50 hours a week and is in significant amounts of debt at any given time. A nation whose populace is the fattest in human history and is still somehow getting fatter, the USA is the birthplace of the airplane, basketball, the latest three major musical innovations (jazz, rock, rap), the major motion picture, as well as a plethora of writers, scientists, activists, philosophers, inventors and other people of note. For this reason, the USA is imitated by people in many parts of the world even while many of them hate it. Claims that the USA is a threat to world peace and stability are not unfounded.
Regarding the USA - don’t believe everything you see on TV.
The only country keeping penguins from coquering the Earth
If it weren't for the USA, penguins would have destroyed humans long ago.
A country that regards itself as the greatest in the world but only 10% of americans have passports. How would they know then?
Are you going to Europe on holiday or the USA? Where's Europe?
Stands for United States of America
. Was initially a colonial territory of Great Britain before declaring independance in 1776. Initially founded on the principle that a central government should only exist to provide security to its people and its borders without intruding on personal freedom and civil liberties. Government was to be focused more on the individual states' powers rather than that of federal ones. Certain recent events probably have the Founding Fathers turning over in their graves, as the great nation they created slowly degenerates into a Police State; something they feared greatly and took great measures to write the Constitution to prevent it. Unfortunately, when the majority of the citizens, and the government, ignore the Constitution, it doesn't help much.
While America certainly is full of ignorant and/or rude assholes, there are still plenty of honest, good, independant thinkers. Of course, many of us are planning to leave the country. To all those that bash Americans, please remember that not all of us are awful and many of us think the same way you do - have gripes with our government, but not solely with us.
the country where i live, run by a stupid f*ckhead and is going to shite.
"i live in the usa, but im moving when i'm old enough."
The USA stands for corruption. It stands for money and greed. Its a giant billboard on the side of every road saying, "Be thankful you don't have a lot of Oil!" It's not interested in fighting terrorism, terrorism makes it stronger than ever. It's about power. Its about control. Its funny really because the USA (now) stands for exactly what its citizens are against. Its funny and its sad, sad because we really had potential.
Example 1 - An educated citizen in the USA makes a lot less money per year then the average politician.
Example 2 - When the USA realized how much oil was in the middle east, they decided to make enemies instead of friends with the natives, concluding that its cheaper to steal then it is to buy.
Example 3 - I am an average working American, and I don't blame the world for hating the USA. I feel so stuck here.
Example 3 - The biggest idiots can become leaders in the USA. Thats a recipe for disaster.