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 ;)
po Hassell Мај 11, 2008
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If you don't like it, go live in Canada mother fuckers.
hmmmm... what do you put in these things??
po fub Септембар 15, 2004
The place south of the Canadian border. Has nice people in it, as well as pricks. Powerful government, if sometimes self-serving and misleading.
The United States is okay.
po huzzah Новембар 3, 2003
A country inbetween Canada and Mexico
I'm proud to live in the U S of A
po imaprettycoolbrunette Фабруар 10, 2005
A federal constitutional republic comprised of 50 states and a federal district (Washington D.C.). The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, this is due to widespread immigration from multiple regions around the globe.

Economically, the United States has the largest nominal GDP in the world. Militarily, it has the largest defense budget in the world. Politically, it yields significant influence through partnerships such as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and strong ties to individual countries such as the U.K., Japan, Israel, Canada, Australia and South Korea. Culturally, the U.S. continues to yield significant influence through Hollywood and other widely viewed pop culture media.
If it weren't for the United States the European Union would be known as either Nazi Germany or the U.S.S.R.
po Dude 9 Март 13, 2010
Country with less individuals than there are rulers.
A land of indoctrination in which the people think what the media says they should.
A land in the media think what corporations and religion says.
An area on our planet with megalomaniac power, with too little altruism or tolerance, with inhabitants that need the truth and other values than superficial materialism or consumerism.
get your head out of your ass
po I. Waldman Јул 29, 2003
America has shined as a beacon of freedom in an unfree world for more than two centuries. To this day, for instance, most people living outside our borders reside in countries where the private practice of broadcast journalism is illegal and where the state is the dominant banker. Americans can say anything they want, worship any god they choose, and associate with any motley crew around. Our legacy is not slave chains, Wounded Knee, and the murder of James Byrd, but American GIs liberating a Nazi death camp, an immigrant's first glance of lady liberty's torch, and Ronald Reagan exhorting the Soviet's to tear down the Berlin Wall. If nothing else, America means freedom.
America has shined as a beacon of freedom in an unfree world for more than two centuries. To this day, for instance, most people living outside our borders reside in countries where the private practice of broadcast journalism is illegal and where the state is the dominant banker. Americans can say anything they want, worship any god they choose, and associate with any motley crew around. Our legacy is not slave chains, Wounded Knee, and the murder of James Byrd, but American GIs liberating a Nazi death camp, an immigrant's first glance of lady liberty's torch, and Ronald Reagan exhorting the Soviet's to tear down the Berlin Wall. If nothing else, America means freedom. The United States owns.
po King Homo Erectus Мај 29, 2010
Founded on July 4, 1776, the United States is the 4th largest country in the world and has around 310 million people living in it. Although it is a western nation founded by European countries, Native Americans have been living in it for thousands of years. Because of the western world's superior technology (similar to that of a 1950's science fiction where aliens conquer earth) and diseases, the Native American people faced genocide. Although the United States has high development and is a wealthy country, other nations criticize the United States because they view US citizens as fat and lazy, when most are hardworking and honest people. Although the US has many freedoms, this has lead to semi-literate partially insane morons abuse the power to create prejudice groups such as the WBC. Another flaw would indicate that people in the United States are starting lack integrity and intelligence as time progresses. Although there are still many intelligent people, it is partially true considering the fact that lower apes have been involved in politics multiple times.
Welcome to the United States, population 311,714,418
po Jag140 Јул 7, 2011

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