more industrial goods than the rest of the world= more than half of the total output
more than half of the total output=above 50%
40 is not above 50%
It also fails to justify stealing as much from Britain as is possible. Ignoring the moral aspects, it would have been better for Britain to reached a peace agreement or even surrendered. Of course should Britain have fallen or reached a peace agreement, the soviet union, and then the united states would be next. The US could stand up to Germany, sure. The whole of Europe and the soviet union? I'm sure that the phrase 'No chance in hell' is american in origin.
I guess manifest destiny didn't get a chance to work its' magic like the mexican or French owned places that are now a part of the united states.
His incorrect and quite preposterous assertion that 'by the turn of the nineteenth century it was already producing more industrial goods than the rest of the world' is very much a joke. How 4.6% of the worlds population, living in 6.1% fo the total land area of the world can outproduce the rest of it is beyond logical thinking. While the united states may have been the country producing the most industrial goods, it was unlikely that per person it was the most or was, as this joker claims, making more than the rest of the world combined. The next coherable sentence (jb sure is smoking something, which is affecting his 'facts' and understandable english. Give me some of what you're smoking!) is about a status quo being interrupted? I'll assume this is a piss poor pseudo-intellectual statement, and that you actually meant I'm angry at america for whatever reason. Elaborate.
And didn't the commies in yugoslavia fund themselves with he marshall plan money?
Basically, raped britain of her assets and overseas investments, particularly in North America. See Greed.
Russia lost more men in the siege of Stalingrad than the Americans lost in the whole war and the yanks think THEY bailed us out.
---A very good definition of Greed
Unlike past superpowers of the world, the united states failed at imperialisation, and attempts to make multi-national corporations will eventually benefit individuals rather then the entire public (via taxes). The United states will be another Spain, and will remain the world's major power for a mere century before it makes so many enemies it falls through. When it one day gets itself into a situation it cannot afford, it shall come crawling to Britain for support, which by this time will be back on the road to becoming the world's major power for the third time in since 1066, and will be raped of its' European assets the same way Britain was, and that shall be just.