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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

What's up with this whole "It's cool to hate America" thing?

people take every chance to nab the U.S. "your in a stupid war, you throw puppies off cliffs, blah blah" shut up. I don't want to hear no more of your bullshit. The U.S. is the most powerful country in the world, dont' try and say that they aren't because of Iraq, i don't get why people are so obsessed with nabbing the U.S. I suppose it is because they are jealous, either that or they are so god damn desperate to find a weakness in the superpower of the U.S. that they take every single oppurtunity to find flaws. Of Course Iraq was a mistake. But you forget that it is because of The United States of America that everyone isn't speaking German and praising Hitler. It is because of America that we have electricity, because of America that we have cars, because of America that communism didn't spread through the world. People have to start respecting the United States more.

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oo wikipedia, great source

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You are the "Top dog" its fun to knock the top dog.

    Especially when people try to say how America is such a great country because it ..... (insert false fact here)

    America helped to end the war sooner, i admit that, but to state that Germany would of won is just factually wrong. Being late to both world wars.

    Lots of countries fought against Communism including the UK in Korea.

    America invented Electricity!!

    Electricity would remain little more than an intellectual curiosity for over two millennia until 1600, when the English physician William Gilbert made a careful study of electricity and magnetism, distinguishing the lodestone effect from static electricity produced by rubbing amber.[2] He coined the New Latin word electricus ("of amber" or "like amber", from ηλεκτρον [elektron], the Greek word for "amber") to refer to the property of attracting small objects after being rubbed.[7] This association gave rise to the English words "electric" and "electricity", which made their first appearance in print in Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica of 1646.[8]

    Further work was conducted by Otto von Guericke, Robert Boyle, Stephen Gray and C. F. du Fay. In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin conducted extensive research in electricity, selling his possessions to fund his work. In June 1752 he is reputed to have attached a metal key to the bottom of a dampened kite string and flown the kite in a storm-threatened sky.[9] He observed a succession of sparks jumping from the key to the back of his hand, showing that lightning was indeed electrical in nature.[10]

    In 1791 Luigi Galvani published his discovery of bioelectricity, demonstrating that electricity was the medium by which nerve cells passed signals to the muscles.[11] Alessandro Volta's battery, or voltaic pile, of 1800, made from alternating layers of zinc and copper, provided scientists with a more reliable source of electrical energy than the electrostatic machines previously used.[11] André-Marie Ampère discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism in 1820; Michael Faraday invented the electric motor in 1821, and Georg Ohm mathematically analysed the electrical circuit in 1827.[11]

    While it had been the early nineteenth century that had seen rapid progress in electrical science, the late nineteenth century would see the greatest progress in electrical engineering. Through such people as Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Ernst Werner von Siemens, Alexander Graham Bell and Lord Kelvin, electricity was turned from a scientific curiosity into an essential tool for modern life, becoming a driving force for the Second Industrial Revolution.[12]

    Invented the car!!

    Although Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is often credited with building the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle or automobile in about 1769, this claim is disputed by some, who doubt Cugnot's three-wheeler ever ran, while others claim Ferdinand Verbiest, a member of a Jesuit mission in China, built the first steam powered car around 1672.[3][4] In either case François Isaac de Rivaz, a Swiss inventor, designed the first internal combustion engine which was fuelled by a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and used it to develop the world's first vehicle to run on such an engine. The design was not very successful, as was the case with Samuel Brown, Samuel Morey, and Etienne Lenoir who each produced vehicles powered by clumsy internal combustion engines.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is your attitude that makes people hate the United States. Say what you have just wrote to random strangers on the street. They are going to get angry at you for thinking that the country is better than any other. The US is not the most 'powerful', I'd say maybe Europe and Russia are equally as advanced, for example.

    The attitudes of superiority is why I can no longer stand living in the US. Thankfully, I'm out of here soon to study Italian in Italy, and then I'm going back home.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Did you ever consider that people who talk the way you do may be part of the problem.

    It would also appear that US schools aren't too good at teaching history if you think Americans invented electricity or cars.

    As for stopping the spread of Communism, where exactly did this occur, in North Korea, in Vietnam, in Cuba?

  • 1 decade ago

    The United Stated need to start acting more respectful!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its been around for hundreds of years.

    Also, the U.S. did not "invent" or "discover" electricity or the automobile. The U.S. is not the "most powerful country in the world" in any shape or form.

    Source(s): What people are sick of is U.S. citizens who are fed so much propaganda by their corrupt country claiming it is "the best", "the strongest", ect. ect. With its ever failing economy and society it is nothing close to what it claims to be.
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