With a gross domestic product of 13.5-13.7 trillion dollars, the united states is the most monetarily successful country in the world at present time. Traditionally a capitalist society, the United States thrives on the buying and selling of goods and services between private enterprise and business, and not through heavy taxation or government legislation and intervention, such as our neighbor to the north as well as many of the European Union nations. In the United States, the citizens are not FORCED to be held personally responsible for the hospitalization and healthcare costs of those who offer absolutely nothing to society. Due to that, we are not FORCED to wait on average 4 months to see a specialist once diagnosed with a disease (a study calculated by the Frasier Institute of Canada). also unlike our neighbors to the north, who's physicians must deal with absolutely EVERYONE.

Unlike the ignorant impressions of American healthcare by most Canadians, Americans with any sort of decent job have health insurance financed by the companies they work for, in most cases at no cost to the end user. At the other end of the spectrum, the poor/misfortunate/unemployed in America also have access to free healthcare in the form of charity hospitals and free clinics, who's turnaround time is about on par with the services enjoyed by ALL Canadians.

With a population of 304 million people, the United States is the 3rd most populous nation in the world, behind P.R.China, and India.

Though the popular and convenient thing as of late is to mock and insult the United States for their inflated military budget, the gross emasculation of the U.N. member states' military, as well as many third world welfare states, have increasingly left the rest of the world completely dependent on the United States to act as their muscle, or police in some scenarios due to lax or lazy, even paricitical practices of said nations.

A true nation of immigrants, the melting pot of the United States is made of of large groups of Africans, as well as African Americans, Aleut, American Indians, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Puerto Rican. As well as smaller, though still sizable populations of Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Filipino, French Canadian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Polish, and Portuguese.

While the United States is often typified as being much more violent than other first-world countries (and in some places this is true) on a national level, the difference is as little as 2-3 homicides per 100k people in Canada, as opposed to 5-6 per 100k in America. Not a huge difference. Also notable is that London, England, where firearms are essentially illegal, is often equaling the murder rate of the often murder capital of the U.S. ( New Orleans, LA) Where firearms are most certainly not illegal to law-abiding citizens.
The United States... Not perfect, but not bad ;)
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Best place in the world. Largest Army, best economy, 3rd most land mass, most diverse. We have Mountans, rivers, streams, city, towns, beaches, mexican people, canadien people, german people, Irish people, australien people, british people, etc. We've invented electricity, light bulbs, airplanes, automobiles, south park, the simpsons, family guy, the list goes on

And for the record, we may have had slaves, but Britian had zoos with africans in it.
The United States kick every other countrys ass
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I'll basically sum up the regions/states:

Northeast; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Famous for NYC and Jersey shores. Known for high education and lots of money but has some ghettos like Camden, West Philly, Harlem and more. Despite popular believe it is not freezing here. It can get as hot as 90 - 100 degrees in the summer. The spring is usually warm and rainy. The fall is nice. And Winter is cold but no one cares cause snow means no school and fun. We don't think we have accents but we do. New York (Brooklyn, Staten Island accents), Boston, Philly, Jersey all have accents. Jersey people say Jurzee not Joisey. We talk pretty fast and everyone's in a rush. Parties are crazy up here. We are diverse, whites, blacks, hispanics, asians all live together. Sports are big, especially baseball, soccer, lax, football, and cheerleading.

Midwest; Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, North and South Dakota. Known for Chicago and Detroit. They have a slight accent. Midwest may not have beaches but it is still an intresting part of the country.

West; Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Known for Las Vegas, Denver and Salt Lake City. Las Vegas is paradise. It might not have beaches but with pools so great you really don't need them. This part of the country has a lower population but has rolling land and beautiful scenery.

West Coast; California, Oregon, Washington.
Known for Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. This coast is amazing diverse with beaches, mountains, rolling land, and deserts. The weather is pretty amazing. Seattle is known for technology. People are generally healthy and happy out there. Some ghettos though are Compton, and East L.A. A problem is illegal immigration but honestly is adds to the local culture and boosts the economy.

Southwest; Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Houston is a huge city in the southwest. Known for hot sauce and cowboys this region has a lot to offer. It's not all desert as some people think and it barley rains.

Southeast; Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. Big cities are Charleston, Montgomery, Atlanta, and Miami. Florida offers beautiful beaches and great weather. Accents are pretty noticable. However a accent from South Carolina and Georgia are different from each other. People talk slow and take life easy. Football is huge down there. Religon is also very popular. The South should not be written off as dumb and redneck because they have large cities as well and stereotypes aren't true.

Debatable states; Hawaii, Alaska, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky. People say Maryland is south because they succeded from the union. That makes no sense what so ever because California fought with the North but you wouldn't call California a northeastern state. Hawaii and Alaska aren't boredering any states so they kinda fit into their own categroy. Kentucky could be mid-west or southern and West Virgnia could be North or South more likely central though.

Each state is diverse and offers something. We all are strong and united as one.
NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Montgomery, Houston, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, which ether city you go is great and unique. UNITED STATES = AMAZING.
by Jersey Kid November 28, 2007

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This is a strong nation with proud people, as well as great culture and diversity. This country also a rich military history. The following is a list of almost every armed conflict that the United States has ever been involved in.
-Revolutionary War: 1775-1783
-War of 1812: 1812-1815
-Black Hawk War: 1832
-Seminole War: 1841
-Mexican War: 1846-1848
-American Civil War: 1861-1865
-Spanish-American War: 1898
-World War I: *1917-1918
-World War II: *1941-1945
-Korean War: 1950-1953
-Vietnam War: 1965-1975
-Operation Desert Storm/Gulf War: 1990-1991
-War in Kosovo: 1998
-Operation Anaconda: 2001-2002
-Operation Iraqi Liberation: 2003-Present

*-Not when the war actually began; this actually displays the dates from how long the United States was involved in the conflict.
The only two wars that the United States could never claim a victory for would be the Korean War, since it ended in a cease-fire and stalemate; and the Vietnam War, because we were gradually pushed back and finally withdrew from the country at Saigon, the largest city in non-Communist southern Vietnam at that time (1975).
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Best damn country out there. Anybody who doesn't like America can kiss my ass.
United States is better than you!
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the US, founded on the basis of "Freedom". The only country where you can become the most powerful man in the world.
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The greatest nation in the entire planet. Just because we have not passed laws and amendments promoting and legalizing every single thing, it doesn't mean our government is a fascist dictatorship. So we don't allow gay marriage and dangerous drugs like ecstacy or cocaine. Big deal.
This massive country consisting of 50 states and over 280 million people is divided into several regions, and every single race and ethnic group resides within the United States of America. Every kind of religion and language is found in different parts of this fine country.
The regions include New England and the Mid-Atlantic States in the Northeast; The Deep South, Upper South (Tennessee/southernmost third of Kentucky), and the Lower Mississippi Valley in The South; The Ohio River Valley, Great Lakes States, the Upper Mississippi Valley, and the Northern Plains in The Midwest; The Rio Grande Valley, the Southern Plains, the Rocky Mountains, The Sonoran and Mojave Deserts, Lake Mead, and Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas in southern California, all part of the Southwest; The Rocky Mountains sprawl over roughly six consecutive states, and extends well up into Canada. Finally, the Cascade Mountain Range, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's, and the Snake and Wilamette River Valleys make up the Pacific Northwest. The states of Alaska and Hawaii are located very far off the mainland of America. Alaska is adjacent to the western border of Canada and near the Arctic Ocean, while Hawaii is composed of a series of islands surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The United States is one of the greatest and most diverse nations on Earth.
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