View Poll Results: Is the US a benefit to the World?

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  • Yes, absolutely. The world will kill itself without us.

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  • Yes, I believe so. I think we do more good than harm.

    30 50.00%
  • Not sure.

    8 13.33%
  • No, I don’t believe so. I think we do more harm than good.

    10 16.67%
  • No, absolutely not. The world will kill us if we don’t get out of its way.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    They also had a huge impact on the world afterwards.
    The Soviet Unions actions afterwards doesn't negate what the did during WWII.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    They also had a huge impact on the world afterwards.
    Yep, and Truman's decision not to unleash Patton has probably had the largest negative impact on the world of any decision ever made.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    I don't think so. That's a sweet extrapolation but not correct, I'm afraid.

    Yes, the USA has benefited the world in many ways and harmed it too. American foreign policy for example.
    That's a good point. Just think of all those innocent Africans who weren't harming anyone by dying of Aids when the US decided to cruelly intervene. Think of the poor, Serbian soldiers, who were only trying to clean out the ethnically impure and evil when the US swooped to stop them for no reason whatsoever. All those poor folks who would have loved being slaves under Communism, but mean old America had to fight the Cold War. And when I think of all those poor Indonesians who were only trying to drown / starve in peace after their tsunami, and then the darn ole US Navy showed up.... So tragic.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Deist is not a religion, but a brand of theism. Claiming that ones God has walked away doesn't really change anything. Thanks for the answer.
    Religions are trumped up belief systems based on the desires of some people to control the lives of others.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Religions are trumped up belief systems based on the desires of some people to control the lives of others.
    There is an entire forum for this particular form of thread-jack. Why don't you take your needlessly insulting post there?

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Undeniably, yes.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    What about the Soviet Union? Surely they deserve recognition in winning the war, don't they?
    They deserve recognition for putting up a good fight. Sure. The USA, through the lend lease, gave the USSR the ability to hold off a quick German victory. The USA and Britain destroyed the German air force and navy. Both of which, if used against the USSR (if the Western Allies were not in the war) would have helped Germany absolutely destroy the Soviets.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    US diplomacy and global development programmes spent 55 BILLION dollars in 2010 helping out the people's of the world.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    There is an entire forum for this particular form of thread-jack. Why don't you take your needlessly insulting post there?
    I was asked about my religion: I don't know why, but if you want to complain about thread -jack, tehn go to ecofarm ok?
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    They deserve recognition for putting up a good fight. Sure. The USA, through the lend lease, gave the USSR the ability to hold off a quick German victory. The USA and Britain destroyed the German air force and navy. Both of which, if used against the USSR (if the Western Allies were not in the war) would have helped Germany absolutely destroy the Soviets.
    I think it's also worthy to mention to the sheer numbers that the Soviet Union had sacrificed.

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