Originally Posted by Hameister
It makes me wonder what side of the coin our young university intellectual would choose when the United States bailed out his country from certain collapse during WWII.
it might have been a different coin all together if America hadn't sat and watched fascism enslavement and ethnic cleansing stretch over most of Europe before doing anything.
And indeed only doing something when attacked on it's own shores.
Assuming we all now agreed that world war two played out as
Nazi forces = bad, allied forces = good.
(and we do, not only because we were on those teams, but also the winners get to write history).
it has to be asked why it took Britain 2 years to decide that Germany was bad, and why it took a further 3 years, (5 in total) for America to decide the same?
So America bailed out Britain - Cheers for that.
However, if America had stood with Britain in the same way that Britain has stood with America in Afghanistan and Iraq no "bail out" would have been needed.
As for who runs the best government,
I'm probably going to say not Americas, and not Britains.
As Muz pointed out there are far too many problems with each.
but since there are problems with all governments I guess you have to go by the will of the people.
lots of noisy protests against government in both UK and America.
thus I'm going to go out on limb and say "North Korea" there aren't nearly as many people vocally complaining about the government there.
(as you may have guessed, my response to this thread is rather sarcastic, there is no fair way to answer this question at all, it's a pointless pissing contest.)