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Mike_L said:
AmericanAli said:

You are jealous because your country isn't as rich and strong as the United States. We have the money and the power, and that's all that matters in this world. Stop crying!

Easy now big guy XD

Overall USA is rich compared to countries with smaller populations. E.g. 5.7 mill people (Denmark) vs. 322.4 mill people (USA).

It's a bit different when we look at GDP per capita. List is from The World Bank and numbers are from 2014.

 

1 Luxembourg 116,664.3
2 Norway 97,307.4
3 Qatar 96,732.4
4 Macao SAR, China 96,038.1
5 Switzerland 85,594.3
6 Australia 61,925.5
7 Denmark 60,707.2
8 Sweden 58,938.8
9 Singapore 56,284.6
10 United States 54,629.5
11 Ireland 54,374.4
12 Netherlands 52,172.2
13 Iceland 52,004.5
14 Austria 51,190.8
15 Canada 50,235.4
16 Finland 49,823.7
17 Germany 47,821.9
18 Belgium 47,352.9
19 United Kingdom 46,332.0
20 New Zealand 44,342.2
21 United Arab Emirates 43,962.7
22 Kuwait 43,593.7
23 France 42,732.6
24 Brunei Darussalam 40,979.6
25 Hong Kong SAR, China 40,169.5
26 Israel 37,208.0
27 Japan 36,194.4
28 Italy 34,908.5
29 Spain 29,767.4
30 Korea, Rep. 27,970.5

 

What's the point in talking overall wealth? That doesn't always say much about the circumstances for the individual citizen.

Due to their huge populations China and India are projected to overtake the USA in overall wealth within the next 10 and 50 years, respectively. Will you be praising the overall wealth of those countries as well when that day arrives?

Additionally, Indonesia is projected to overtake Japan by 2050, again because of the huge Indonesian population.

I meant GDP ingeneral, so basically the economy and in that aspect the US is the undisputed king with currently 17,5 trillion and china at 11 trillion and india is even below 3 trillion i think and all these small nothern european countries are not even in the top ten. What use it has to talk about you say? I don't know just take a look around which country has the most companies internationally, which country's culture is every country adapting to? Economic strenght these days is more important is more important than millitary strenght but none the less, the US has both and i am proud of it!



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sergiodaly said:
I'm from Portugal, we do not always eat bacalhau (codfish) and we invented the electronic toll for highways.

Excuse me!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_toll_collection

"Norway has been the world's pioneer in the widespread implementation of this technology. ETC was first introduced in Bergen, in 1986, operating together with traditional tollbooths. In 1991, Trondheim introduced the world's first use of completely unaided full-speed electronic tolling. Norway now has 25 toll roads operating with electronic fee collection (EFC), as the Norwegian technology is called (see AutoPASS). In 1995, Portugal became the first country to apply a single, universal system to all tolls in the country, the Via Verde, which can also be used in parking lots and gas stations."



AmericanAli said:

I meant GDP ingeneral, so basically the economy and in that aspect the US is the undisputed king with currently 17,5 trillion and china at 11 trillion and india is even below 3 trillion i think and all these small nothern european countries are not even in the top ten. What use it has to talk about you say? I don't know just take a look around which country has the most companies internationally, which country's culture is every country adapting to? Economic strenght these days is more important is more important than millitary strenght but none the less, the US has both and i am proud of it!

Hey, hey!

Don't make us look bad internationally. These are the conversations we save until it is just Americans in the room, XD

Jokes aside, I'm from the US, we're an odd mix alright. People from every corner of the world live here, making us one of the most diverse populations. Our terrain is likewise  varied, everything from high plains to swamps, temperate rainforests to tundra, frozen mountains to scorching desert, and everything in between.  Once we were politically isolated, but the World Wars thrust us onto the international stage and we've been busybodies ever since. Despite that we're pretty good at heart and always rank as one of the top countries in charitable giving.

Bonus fact: We aren't as fat as some people like to joke, but yeah... obesity is a problem we're trying to fix.



AmericanAli said:
Mike_L said:

What's the point in talking overall wealth? That doesn't always say much about the circumstances for the individual citizen.

Due to their huge populations China and India are projected to overtake the USA in overall wealth within the next 10 and 50 years, respectively. Will you be praising the overall wealth of those countries as well when that day arrives?

Additionally, Indonesia is projected to overtake Japan by 2050, again because of the huge Indonesian population.

I meant GDP ingeneral, so basically the economy and in that aspect the US is the undisputed king with currently 17,5 trillion and china at 11 trillion and india is even below 3 trillion i think and all these small nothern european countries are not even in the top ten. What use it has to talk about you say? I don't know just take a look around which country has the most companies internationally, which country's culture is every country adapting to? Economic strenght these days is more important is more important than millitary strenght but none the less, the US has both and i am proud of it!

Good for you. You're perfectly entitled to be proud of that :)

I'm proud of the general living standards in Denmark (and the other Scandinavian countries) and our general high happiness (no one is left behind).

 

Additionally, I'm proud of how many refugees we've helped in spite of the size of our country being less than 43,000 km2.

 

No. Country Natives per refugee
1  Sweden 65
2  Norway 103
3   Switzerland 112
4  Austria 138
5  Netherlands 200
6  Canada 224
7  France 246
8  Denmark 310
9  Germany 328
10  Belgium 346
11  Luxembourg 414
12  Russia 449
13  Finland

453

14  United Kingdom 526
15  Italy 641
16  Bulgaria 667
17  Australia 685
18  Ireland 756
19  United States 1210
20  Hungary 2393
21  Poland 2420
22  Iceland 3070
23  Lithuania 3175
24  New Zealand 3284
25  Czech Republic 3337


I'm from Norway but moved to Sweden in 2013. The countries are very similar, they have an equal amount of annoyances and drawbacks and an equal amount of advantages and strengths as well. Overall, I like it here in Sweden, and I'm probably here to stay.



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Teeqoz said:
sergiodaly said:
I'm from Portugal, we do not always eat bacalhau (codfish) and we invented the electronic toll for highways.

Excuse me!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_toll_collection

"Norway has been the world's pioneer in the widespread implementation of this technology. ETC was first introduced in Bergen, in 1986, operating together with traditional tollbooths. In 1991, Trondheim introduced the world's first use of completely unaided full-speed electronic tolling. Norway now has 25 toll roads operating with electronic fee collection (EFC), as the Norwegian technology is called (see AutoPASS). In 1995, Portugal became the first country to apply a single, universal system to all tolls in the country, the Via Verde, which can also be used in parking lots and gas stations."

I was lead into this mistake by marketing campaigns. I will research better next time.



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Mike_L said:
AmericanAli said:

I meant GDP ingeneral, so basically the economy and in that aspect the US is the undisputed king with currently 17,5 trillion and china at 11 trillion and india is even below 3 trillion i think and all these small nothern european countries are not even in the top ten. What use it has to talk about you say? I don't know just take a look around which country has the most companies internationally, which country's culture is every country adapting to? Economic strenght these days is more important is more important than millitary strenght but none the less, the US has both and i am proud of it!

Good for you. You're perfectly entitled to be proud of that :)

I'm proud of the general living standards in Denmark (and the other Scandinavian countries) and our general high happiness (no one is left behind).

 

Additionally, I'm proud of how many refugees we've helped in spite of the size of our country being less than 43,000 km2.

 

No. Country Natives per refugee
1  Sweden 65
2  Norway 103
3   Switzerland 112
4  Austria 138
5  Netherlands 200
6  Canada 224
7  France 246
8  Denmark 310
9  Germany 328
10  Belgium 346
11  Luxembourg 414
12  Russia 449
13  Finland

453

14  United Kingdom 526
15  Italy 641
16  Bulgaria 667
17  Australia 685
18  Ireland 756
19  United States 1210
20  Hungary 2393
21  Poland 2420
22  Iceland 3070
23  Lithuania 3175
24  New Zealand 3284
25  Czech Republic 3337

Yeah! My country lets free-loaders in, many who should be helped by the gulf countries but instead give nothing and force the west to help...



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Qwark said:
Netherlands we lost 3 world cups and are not qualified for the European championship.

I don't think that's worse than being beaten 7-1 in our own contry. You guess where I'm from   ;P



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farlaff said:
Qwark said:
Netherlands we lost 3 world cups and are not qualified for the European championship.

I don't think that's worse than being beaten 7-1 in our own contry. You guess where I'm from   ;P

Losing from Kazachstan isn't that great either my Brazilian friend ;p



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AmericanAli said:
Eagle367 said:

Ask England what happened to their manifest destiny. Its funny because empires fall and rise and fall and rise constantly and everyone but the people of these empires don't see it coming. I am in no way jealous of a piece of land as thats what a country is and I am in no way jealous or envious of CIA or the USA government who has had idiots as leaders sometimes like bush and might have one in trump. As a matter of fact the private sector has made america what it is not the military you are so proud of whose veterans you leave homeless and throw aside. Why would I be jealous of a state that sponsors terrorism and causes wars and is a war profiteer who spreads lies about my Asian neighbors in the middle east. The only thing I might be jealous of is that on that piece of land there are parts of it which house some of the top universities of the world which are private. So you new worlders can take your patriotism and swallow it whole and then barf it out or excrete it I don't care just don't spew that dirty misguided patriotism on my relatively open minded suite.

You are jealous because your country isn't as rich and strong as the United States. We have the money and the power, and that's all that matters in this world. Stop crying!

Hahahahahahaha.

See I am laughing not crying because I'm not into this stupid stuff. I know you are trolling and and anonymous dude can't do shit to me so come to Quetta, Pakistan and I'll meet you and then we'll talk.



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