I’d say for every Brit acting smug about their heritage, there’s probably 10 Americans doing the same thing, just looking at the number of pics talking about the Boston tea party and stuff compared to taking back the colonies memes. And I’m well aware I’m gonna get downvoted like hell for that
@Nosferatu Zodd, MURICA!!
*throws crate of tea*
@Nosferatu Zodd, that just shows the ratio of American to brit in this app.
@ThePandaPool , i was talking about internet in general but true about the majority here
@Nosferatu Zodd, ratio of Americans to brits on the general internet also
@Richard Cypher, i mean that’s still 5 to 1, there’s a hell of a lot more pictures than that would suggest
@ThePandaPool , though saying that it would be fun to get app demographics for where users are from, see exactly how many countries are using the app
@Nosferatu Zodd, but i mean...land and influence and stuff is a bit lopsided
@Nosferatu Zodd, the ratio of America s to Brits on the planet is about 5:1.
Population of USA: 325.7 million
Population of Britain: 66.02 million.
@Nosferatu Zodd, as an American I agree with you
@Nosferatu Zodd, ..... edited.... NM most of what i said had already been said.
@Nosferatu Zodd, I always feel like there are way more self-degrading Americans than there are blind patriots. Then add on a lot of the smugness Europeans do give toward “stupid Americans”.
@Nosferatu Zodd, well our population is like 5 times theirs. That may be a factor
@Richard Cypher, arent memes illegal over in uk?
And what did YOU do to make that happen other than being born in the country?? Dont act like me or you had anything to do with it stop claiming credit
This is true. But conversely, they won two back to back World Wars.
The Brits, that is. Not Americans.
@I Are Lebo, whatever you say, bud. Last I checked the British presence in the Pacific was hardly significant
@I Are Lebo, they could not have done it without America
@TheWhiteWolf, yeah, and? The proposition was war victory, not aftermath victory. No one is contesting that America won the aftermath of WWII.
@Blargetha, yes, America was a very useful ally. This is true.
Doesn’t make them the victors. Especially considering the amount of German tanks and guns made with American steel.
@I Are Lebo, what war victory did Britain have in the Pacific? You can't say that they won WWII and America didnt by ignoring half of the fighting. Theres no possible way the landings to push back the germans would have succeeded without the massive aid of the Americans. Argue what want about the Brits in WWI but to say that the Americans weren't at the very least equal victors in world war two is ignorant to history.
@I Are Lebo, dont forget the massive amount of American steel that went to the russian two, keeping Germany split between two fronts
@TheWhiteWolf, I actually would not object to the classification of the USA as an equal victor. They were a part of the allies, and the allies won.
I’m mostly just needling those people who would brag that the USA was THE winner of WWII. Considering how late in the war they joined and their contributions to the Axis, crediting them with the singular victory is dishonest.
In all likelihood, had Japan not attacked Pearl Harbour, America would never have gotten involved.
@TheWhiteWolf, the Americans were instrumental to victory, not solely responsible for it.
@I Are Lebo, please. If America hadn’t joined either war, at least half of Europe would be speaking German to this day.
@RepostSniper, and if it hadn’t been for America supporting the Nazis throughout the 30s, there wouldn’t have been nearly as many deaths as what happened.
It’s also a baseless assertion.
@I Are Lebo, none of the allies (except kind of Russia) supported the Nazis. They all appeased Hitler, which was a mistake, but they never supported him. And I assure you, Britain was ready to tap out and focus on defending her homeland when the US declared war. Without us, Europe was toast.
@RepostSniper, whatever helps you sleep at night.
@I Are Lebo, honestly anyone who says Americans won the war is wrong. No single country won the war. It was a combined effort. Sure Americans didn’t join till later but it wasnt America’s war till we were attacked and war was declared on us. But when we joined the team and came off the bench we all kicked ass together and can all happily say that Germany lost. That we can all agree on. They got their asses kicked.
@RepostSniper, I don’t think Russia really supported hitler. I think it was more Stalin didn’t want to fight at first so he broke bread but then hitler broke some promises and invaded. From my understanding of my schooling Stalin was one of the first people to openly oppose hitler.
@Dark Lord Bane, not only that, but considering the financial and life costs of the war, nobody really gained much beyond the ending of the war.
Contrasting with what was at stake but wasn’t lost, though, I’d argue that Britain won. America and its values were never at risk. If they’d have never gotten involved, there’s zero chance that Hitler would ever have turned his sights on North America. The logistics of that would make a ground invasion futile. America fought on behalf of its allies, not on behalf of itself. It wasn’t their war to win. If Britain hadn’t had its allies to help it, it would have fallen. That gives America the assist, not the win.
Now, having said that, in the war aftermath, America made out like a friggin bandit. The political machinations of the USA from 1945-1950 cemented their place as a world power for the next century at the very least
@Dark Lord Bane, right, that’s why I said “kind of”. Russia was a lot more involved with the Germans (e.g. splitting Poland), but she still wasn’t ever cooperative with them. To suggest that any of the allies were is just dumb.
@I Are Lebo, I suppose that’s fair to say at least with the nazis. As far as Japan is concerned I’d say that was more of an American victory and more was at stake for America on that theatre of the war.
excuse me. It’s a quarter, not a fourth.
A whole “quarterth”.