Stuff. "The "Betsy Ross" flag design is known to have been in use by 1777" "In 1985 the EU, adopted it as its own flag (having had no f
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User avatar #23 - deadbyapril (12/10/2013) [-]
Ours had 13 stars, theirs has 12.
#42 to #23 - mrsecret (12/11/2013) [-]
The thirteenth one is free
User avatar #28 to #23 - kosicandavid (12/10/2013) [-]
Those 12 stars represent the 12 founding member states of European Union. Now it should be 26 of them I think...
#18 - freenarative (12/10/2013) [-]
17 TRILLION in debt, highest crime/ prisoner rate per capita in the world, Government spying on the people, no health care and low average IQ.

Yeah... I'm jealous. BWA HA HA HA
#20 to #18 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
oh btw the only country with higher population having higher avg IQ is china, china has the same avg IQ as the UK. altho china is less diverse than US (or even UK)
#30 to #18 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
better than having a society of sad alcoholics
#31 to #30 - freenarative (12/10/2013) [-]
alcoholics can get help. there is no help for stupid,,,, or MORBILY obese.
#19 to #18 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
17 trillion debt with 107% debt-to-gdp ratio... highest income out of any country, second highest income is less than half of their's (which is china with 8trillion)

US has a pretty high avg IQ, higher than canada's for example, and just 1 IQ less than UK's

You should be jealous actually, their income alone is a reason to be... also their military is the strongest. (so strong actually that it is comparable to the rest of the world, instead of just one country)
#26 to #19 - solidor (12/10/2013) [-]
Large military yes, but the best? Perhaps parts of it, not all of it, no single nation can make that claim. The SAS for example are still one of the best in the world, they're actually loaned out to other countries to provide training, expertise and live operations, including but not limited to France and the USA.

#36 to #26 - vaelmor (12/10/2013) [-]
True, but the US navy and air force are far and away the best in the world. Their capability for power projection is totally unmatched. It doesn't really matter how good your special forces are when they'd get blown to pieces before they made it anywhere near the coast.
#43 to #36 - solidor (12/12/2013) [-]
Assuming you could spot them.
#27 to #19 - freenarative (12/10/2013) [-]
The military is so strong that you keep getting servicemen sent home in ziplock bags, your drones keep missing their targets and you keep going blue on blue.
I would rather have an army that is 10% of the size but 1,000% the quality. After all, if you ask ANY woman they will tell you that it's not the size, it's what you do with it that counts ;)
#35 to #27 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
also US alone has more tanks/planes/ships than the rest of the world added together (almost twice as many)...
User avatar #39 to #35 - newdevyx (12/10/2013) [-]
say that to Russia.
#40 to #39 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
russia is in the rest of the world...

and let's not forget that russia is a pretty poor country (only UK level income), they can't maintain or produce too much of them anyway.
#37 to #27 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
ur ghey 0/10
#34 to #27 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
You obviously have no idea, now do you. In a real war size matter. (US also has the best planes and ships). SAS? What will they do in a real war? They are just infantry (the weakest type of ANY military).

This is how it goes by strength: Land - weak, Air - Strong, Naval - Strongest. Land units (like SAS) are good for precision attacking, hostage rescuing or just fighting on ground without causing colleteral damage.

If you wanna know US sent around only 120k soldiers in irag against more than 1,3million, why? because a ship would destroy whole city parts or even the city with one shot.

Quality? Like, UK? Quality... look at their ships... yea that is quality, right?
User avatar #21 - WinnerofTheGame (12/10/2013) [-]
As I'm sure many people have/will point out, we did happen to have 13 colonies.
#33 - freenarative (12/10/2013) [-]
Jelous,,,, yeah, that's what it is.
User avatar #44 - maybelline ONLINE (12/15/2013) [-]
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User avatar #29 - sylpharia (12/10/2013) [-]
Back then? Maybe, when US wasn't just acting like the world police.
#38 to #29 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
I think a more accurate way to say it is we're the warden of the largest insane asylum that ever existed.

and sometimes people get shanked
#22 - badboyscout (12/10/2013) [-]
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User avatar #13 - wotterpatch (12/10/2013) [-]
Stars on the EU flag were yellow, i thought
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User avatar #3 - urbancohort (12/10/2013) [-]
France, england, netherlands and almost every ex-colony has the same colors. So... I guess no one has rights to anything. I'm not european nor american.
User avatar #4 to #3 - foortie (12/10/2013) [-]
Color? what? That's not the point... I thought it was obvious
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User avatar #7 to #6 - foortie (12/10/2013) [-]
Oh i see, well yea. Let's also not forget the fact that EU is trying to be the US.
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User avatar #9 to #8 - foortie (12/10/2013) [-]
No, the whole uniting under one flag and economy and such. It is a fact that EU trying to do the same what US did.
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User avatar #12 to #11 - foortie (12/10/2013) [-]
Sure, because that's the point of the topic we are (i thought) discussing... There are camels in Africa, and water in the ocean, altho spiders are creepy. Yea that's how you sound like
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User avatar #15 to #14 - foortie (12/10/2013) [-]
Fine, I'm an asshole, sorry for not realizing how "south america is a **** place to live in" and how some countries flag has 4 stars and a line is relevant here.
User avatar #16 to #15 - urbancohort (12/10/2013) [-]
Yes you're an asshole. now go **** yourself, and shove your flags up your ass.
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#2 - Rascal (12/10/2013) [-]
perhaps the way it was when it had that flag, but not the current form
User avatar #1 - foortie (12/10/2013) [-]
Sorry xolotyl, i wanted to edit the desc but accidentally deleted the content.
User avatar #17 to #1 - xolotyl **User deleted account** (12/10/2013) [-]
It's ok, my comment was stupid anyway because I failed to remember that the European Union was formed way after the first U.S. flag. For some reason I was thinking that you were saying the U.S. was jealous of the European Union
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