ingliz wrote:By what measure?
By EVERY metric
Cotton Gin - invented by Eli Whitney.
Reaper - invented by Cyrus McCormick.
Winnowing Barn - invented in South Carolina.
Nitrogen Cycle Crop Rotation - invented by George Washington Carver.
Telegraph - invented by Samuel Morse.
Telephone - invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
Power Plant - invented by Thomas Edison.
Electric Grill - invented by Thomas Edison.
2-Sided Grill - invented by Michael Boehm.
Toaster - invented by Thomas Edison.
Light Bulb - invented by Thomas Edison.
Electric Searchlight - invented by Thomas Edison.
Electric Fan - invented by Thomas Edison.
Air-Conditioning - invented by Willis De Havilland Carrier.
Electric Refrigerator - invented by Nathaniel B. Wales.
Electric Washing Machine - invented by Oliver B Woodrow.
Electric Dryer - invented by J. Ross Moore.
Blender - invented by Stephen J. Poplowski.
Ironing Board - invented by Elijah McCoy.
Quick Fryer - invented by Colonel Sanders.
Microwave Oven - invented by Percy Spencer.
2-Sided Grill - invented by Michael Boehm.
Oil Pipeline - invented by John D. Rockefeller.
Oil-Futures - invented by John D. Rockefeller.
First Practical Electric Train - invented by Thomas Edison.
First Practical Dry Cell Battery - invented by Thomas Edison.
First Practical Wet Cell Battery - invented by Thomas Edison.
Record Players - invented by Thomas Edison.
Cinema - invented by Thomas Edison.
Steel Reinforced Skyscraper - built by William LeBaron Jenney.
Steel Reinforced Poured Concrete Structures - invented by Thomas Edison.
Airplane - invented by the Wright Brothers.
Aerodynamic Streamlining - invented by William McKeen.
High Speed Gasoline Bullet Train - invented by William McKeen.
Moving Assembly Line and Affordable Cars and Trucks - invented by Henry Ford.
Diesel Powered Bulk Carrier Ship - the first bulkers with diesel propulsion began to appear in 1911 in the United States.
Diesel Train - invented by Thomas Edison.
Fax Machine - invented by Richard H. Ranger.
Radio Broadcasting - invented by David Sarnoff.
Electronic Television - invented by Philo Farnsworth.
Television Broadcasting - invented by David Sarnoff.
High Speed Electric Bullet Train - invented by Donald R. Dohner and Raymond Loewy.
High Speed Electric Bullet Freight Train - invented by Donald R. Dohner and Raymond Loewy.
Helicopter - invented by Igor Sikorsky.
Nuclear Fission Reactor - invented by Enrico Fermi.
Atomic Bomb - invented by Robert Oppenheimer.
Hydrogen Bomb - invented by Edward Teller.
Transistor - invented by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley.
Industrial Robot - invented by George Devol.
Prosthetics - invented by George Devol.
Walking Dragline Excavator Big Muskie - invented by Bucyrus-Erie.
Cable TV - invented by John Walson.
Satellite Communications - invented by Howard Hughes.
Moon Landing - Saturn V and Apollo rockets designed by Wernher Von Braun and the Lunar Lander designed by Tom Kelley.
Digital Alarm Clock - invented by D.E Protzmann.
GPS - invented by Roger L. Easton.
Handheld Calculator - invented by Jack Kilby.
CCD Digital Electronic Video Camera - invented by Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith.
Digital Wristwatch - invented by John Bergey.
Digital Electronic Still Camera - invented by Steven Sasson.
Universal Remote Control - invented by Steve Wozniak.
Digital TV - invented by General Instrument.
Cellphone - invented by Martin Cooper.
Smartphone - invented by Frank J. Canova.
Camera Phone - invented by Eric Fossum.
CMOS Image Sensor - invented by Eric Fossum.
Transistor - William Shockley
Electromechanical Arcade Game - the first electromechanical arcade game, called Contact, was invented by Harry Williams.
Light Gun Arcade Game - the first light gun arcade game, called the Seeburg Ray-O-Lite, was invented in the US.
Monitor - invented by IBM.
Hard Drive - invented by IBM.
Computer Keyboard - invented by Thomas W. Slebodnik and Frank J. Rau.
Scanner - invented by Russell Kirsch.
Computer Stylus - invented by Tom Dimond.
Optical Video Disc - invented by David Paul Gregg.
Computer Mouse - invented by Douglas Engelbart.
Touch Screen - invented by EA Johnson.
Integrated Circuit - invented by Jack Kilby.
Video Games - invented by Ralph H. Baer.
Internet - invented by Robert Taylor and Lawrence Roberts.
Arcade Game - invented by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.
Wireless Internet - invented by Norman Abramson.
Microprocessor - invented by Marcian Hoff, Stanley Mazor, and Frederico Faggin.
Laptop PC - invented by Paul Friedl.
Desktop PC - invented by Steve Jobs.
PDA - the GridPad, the first touchscreen PDA computer was invented by Jeff Hawkins.
E-mail - invented by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
Search Engine - invented by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
WebTV - invented by Steve Perlman.
Social Networking - invented by Andrew Weinreich.
Online Video Hosting Service - invented by Chase Norlin.
Tablet PC - invented by Bill Gates.
Tablet/Laptop Hybrid PC - invented by Bill Gates.
The United States has sent more missionaries out into the world than any other country. According to one source:
"The United States sends more Christian missionaries abroad than any other country. According to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, in 2010 the United States sent out 127,000 of the world’s estimated 400,000 missionaries. To put this in perspective, second-place Brazil sent 34,000."
https://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/dr-jame ... t%2034,000.
It was the United States that started the United Nations (and pays more into it than any other country):
"The United States remains the largest donor to the United Nations, contributing roughly $10 billion in 2018, slightly less than one-fifth of the body’s collective budget." https://www.cfr.org/article/funding-uni ... d-programs
The United States built the world's largest military and had more men, more ships, and a more technology than any nation that existed prior to that. Additionally, that massive military complex was constructed in less than 300 years, starting with just over 100 people that landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. They did more in that period of time than the Roman Empire accomplished in 1,000 years (1,500 depending upon which historian you rely on). We've fought in more wars and sacrificed more of our citizenry to secure Liberty and Freedom than virtually all other countries of the world combined and we've never taken an acre of land for ourselves while doing so.
The people of the United States have conquered the seas, conquered the skies, and conquered space; they have outpaced the rest of the world with their contributions to science, medicine, transportation, communication, and, of course, became the only country in the world that guaranteed the Rights of the People in a contract called the Constitution of the United States.
And, as shitty as we've become - consuming over 80 percent of the world's opioid supply; having more people in prison than any country in the world both in raw numbers as well as per capita; and having more cases of Covid 19 than any country in the world, the masses come to the United States. We have more undocumented foreigners in the United States than any country in the world; we naturalize over 750,000 new citizens per year (more than any other country on the face of the earth) and people are still walking across entire countries to get here. We were the first place in the modern era to outlaw slavery.
If I keep going, this is going to be one Hell of a long post. The bottom line is, the rest of the world stands in line to come to the United States. The Black people have an agenda to take this piece of real estate and their battle cry is "Keep your eye on the prize." Like it or not, the United States has something going for it. And every country on this planet relies on the United States for something - and that cannot be said for any other country that has ever existed.