America Is Not the Greatest Country in the World

It used to be!

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Why do Americans believe that America is the greatest country?

Let’s be honest; America used to be the greatest country out there. Between 1880 and 1920, man immigrants came to America to seek better economic opportunities. After WWI and WWII, and while the rest of the world was busy rebuilding, restructuring, or even colonizing, America was busy in advancing and developing. Its geographical location away from the carnage and destruction caused by the world wars, allowed America to improve even further.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

It is becoming ludicrous to claim America is the greatest country to the rest of the world.

The rest of the world caught up to America, and certain countries even surpassed America in becoming the greatest in something. For example, Finland is the happiest, Sweden leads the world in the freedom index, and life expectancy is the highest in Japan.

CNBC interview with Germany’s Health Minister on Coronavirus — April 13th, 2020

America is a great country.

America is a great country and one of the greatest, to be exact. The US contributed to significant technological, medical, and humanitarian achievements. It is home to elite universities, world-class hospitals, industry-leading companies, and many more.

“The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.”
― Julian Barnes

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