j asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 months ago

The USA is a little over 200 yrs old and has the best economy of about 200 countries. Why don’t any of those old old countries have it?

Should we get Obama back to apologize to them or follow Trump?

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  • 3 months ago
    Best answer

    Industrialization, capitalism, not doing Socialist things, rewarding hard work and ingenuity.

  • 3 months ago

    I'm curious when you think the U.S. got the "best economy?"

    Hint - Neither Trump nor Obama had been born yet.

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    For the mindless trolls who thumbed this down without commenting:

    The U.S. first got the "best economy" just before 1900. And has had it continuously ever since.

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  • david
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You are patting yourself on the back based on BS from Trump. Remember that TRUMP IS A LIAR. He also said he would 'bring back' coal in those states that HAD an economy based largely on coal in the past. That has not and will not happen. Go to Harlan Kentucky and look at just how 'great' the coal economy is doing. === He lied for votes. He got the votes and is doing nothing.

  • 3 months ago

    The USA hollowed-out the Spanish, French and British Empires. It did it by causing instability and then getting everything for nothing or at fire sale prices.

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  • horst
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    Because the US was one of the few countries that wasn't in ruins after WW2. Plus we had a huge boost from all of the slave labor early on to build everything. Here, read this.

  • 3 months ago

    North America has good lands good government and people from all over the world working together.

  • Rick
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    most all of those older countries are or were Monarchies, so the economy of the countries peasants didn't concern the King. OUR Constitution was written to keep us AWAY from that situation .............................

    • david
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      The Constitution was written by the Rich to keep the Rich in control.

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    The US has the best economy because we have the best geography. And while many countries might be "old", the US has the 2nd oldest continuous government in the world (after Great Britain). I am not an Obama-hater but I really hated his 2009-2010 World Apology Tour.

    • skeptik
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      It must be rough to hate imaginary things.

  • Kelley
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    God blessed the countries more when they follow Him more

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Because non-whites lack creativity

    • Mark
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      i was not aware that that there are HUGE majorities of non-white people in places like Sweden and Russia Silly me.

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