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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.

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  • No, I donít believe so. I think we do more harm than good.

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  • No, absolutely not. The world will kill us if we donít get out of its way.

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    Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    I've been hearing a lot of interesting rhetoric on this subject, for a while now, so I figured I'd throw this question out there and see what you all think.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I've been hearing a lot of interesting rhetoric on this subject, for a while now, so I figured I'd throw this question out there and see what you all think.
    ask the europeans who would all be speaking german now if it were not for the US
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Yes and no.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    The US economy has led to prosperity in many developing countries around the world, and the world is dramatically better off because of science and technology developed in the US. When the US takes a leadership role on global issues, it can have a very positive impact as well. Its record has been less-than-stellar when it comes to intervening in the politics of other nations though.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    any time, any where there is a natural disaster...who is the first country they come running to for help? usually with their hand out
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The US economy has led to prosperity in many developing countries around the world, and the world is dramatically better off because of science and technology developed in the US. When the US takes a leadership role on global issues, it can have a very positive impact as well. Its record has been less-than-stellar when it comes to intervening in the politics of other nations though.
    Personally, I think we are headed toward globalization at the expense, so to speak, of our own country. I don't dislike globalization, but I don't see any way we can continue to keep our own standard of living while buying goods that are, more often than not, made in Third World countries. Good for them. Not so good for us.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Generally, we've been a positive, for things like food production, human rights issues, and scientific advancement. That being said, we are sealing our own doom by trying to take the weight of the world upon our own shoulders, and supporting societies which appear unable to take the leap into the 21st century.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    ask the europeans who would all be speaking german now if it were not for the US
    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.

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

    we have done some great things as a nation. we could do the most good now, however, by reassessing our global role and by just being a nation.

    if we enter another nation in the future, i would vastly prefer we do so bringing food and medicine instead of weapons.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Generally, we've been a positive, for things like food production, human rights issues, and scientific advancement. That being said, we are sealing our own doom by trying to take the weight of the world upon our own shoulders, and supporting societies which appear unable to take the leap into the 21st century.
    The American way has always been "everybody makes his own success". Why do you try do undermine it with world involvement?

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