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Apr 25, 2015

The USA is among the historic greats (the UK, the Byzantine Empire, etc), but it's a bit difficult to say we're currently the greatest country in the world. We're certainly the greatest military force in the world, and our global influence on culture is unmatched.

But what a weird question that is, when you think about it. A country like Denmark, for example, isn't concerned with being the "greatest country" in the world, as if it's a contest, but it certainly takes measures to sustain and increase the standard of living of its people (which the USA does not seem to care as much about).

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Apr 25, 2015

While the USA is the world's greatest country in many ways it lags behind in many ways concerning the welfare of its people. Many other countries do a far better job in making sure their entire population has a reasonable standard of living. The middle class in the USA has done well but the middle class is shrinking at an accelerating rate. This Canadian lived in LA for 10 years and I loved my time there but back here in Canada, we manage to have less inequality with only a few more taxes.

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Apr 25, 2015

Denmark isn't concerned with being the greatest country because it knows it isn't.

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Jun 26, 2015

Honestly, the U.S.A. had it's great years, we've had times of prosperity, and disparity. We've been the best, as for the present we are not.

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Apr 25, 2015

I would say it was the greatest country by default because it would be had to name another country for the title. The US has lots of faults and there may be other countries that would allow a better life style for an individual but where would they be without a lot of the stability in the world the US provides. The US needs to get its act together or it will become a failed country but as much of the world found out when the US economy catches a cold many other counties get pneumonia.

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