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Post time 2008-8-22 01:02:03 |Display all floors
Actually, the US has long been popular with smaller nations. It has amazing popularity in Africa and even the tiny nation of Georgia. It's quite popular in East Asia as well, which is filled to the brim with its culture and products.

The reason? Ideology. The US doesn't have a narrow racial/ethnic nationalism like China or Russia which effectively contains its influence. That's why the US is such a threat to some groups: your own culture isn't a bulwark against US influence because you can't frame things in terms of competing nationalisms.
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Post time 2008-8-22 01:04:39 |Display all floors
China has never been "number 1" because the only eras in which China was well-developed were eras in which "being number 1" doesn't happen at all. Tong seems to forget that the idea of being number one in the world is purely a product of super-fast multi-season sailing and later European advances which created an increasingly integrated world.
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Post time 2008-8-22 01:34:32 |Display all floors

Being No. 1

Boring is advocating the theory that being No. 1 entails subjugating other peoples, like the Westerners have done with fast boats and big guns.  

That is indeed NOT the kind of No. 1 the world wants.

America is "popular" with the tinpot nations of the world, because Americans are never misery with bribes.

Just this month Botswana finally broke down and agreed to host a full fletch American military base for Africom, to the stern objections of 90% of Africans.  Do Americans give a hoot?  No.  As long as the Botswanans can be (and are) bought, the bombs and planes and tanks go in, to ensure another generation of oppression of the natives on yet another continent.

That is INDEED not the kind of No. 1 that China aspires to be.

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Post time 2008-8-22 01:47:17 |Display all floors
Damn straight. If we don't subjugate those people who will?

The Russkies? The Chicom wackos? Japan?

None of you are up to the task of subjugatin' and subordinatin' and you're just jealous that all you can do is moan about it. Now move on child, 'fore we pop a cap in yo' a$$ or whatever.
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Post time 2008-8-22 01:52:57 |Display all floors

Hahahahaha

OK.

No wonder the world "loves" white men.

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Post time 2008-8-22 02:05:02 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 2008-8-22 01:52
OK.

No wonder the world "loves" white men.


So why live in the US numbnuts?

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Post time 2008-8-22 02:20:48 |Display all floors

Numbnuts Live in the U.S.?

Are there many?  You'd have to explain that.

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