Top 5 Reasons the United States Is the Best

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American exceptionalism has its critics, and plenty point to U.S. decline in crucial areas such as education and health care. Can you really claim the United States is the best when, despite having the largest economy, Americans also carry the largest amount of debt? Despite these criticisms, plenty of Americans still believe the U.S. is the best country in the world—and there are plenty of reasons they're right.
Top 5 Reasons the United States Is the Best


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Americans are caring, generous people who quickly come to the aid of those in need. When a tsunami laid waste to much of Indonesia in 2004, Americans led the world in committing funds to aid the ravaged population—despite the fact the disaster occurred on the other side of the world. The U.S. leads the world in economic aid and in Red Cross donations. Even when it comes to defense, the U.S. provides more assistance to rebuild war-torn countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan than any other nation in the world.

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