10 Things the World Would be Surprised to Learn About the USA

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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    Americans have gotten a lot of flack around the world lately – some of it quite justifiably, we must admit. However, the United States is not a horrible place, or an evil dystopian fascist empire trying to take down the rest of the world (…yet). Most Americans are strongly against racism or any other kind of discrimination. While we get a lot of grief for our involvement in other countries’ foreign affairs, and our own domestic politics at home, there are many positive things about the United States that would surprise most foreign visitors.

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    6. In General, Americans As A Whole Are Much Less Judgmental Than Many Cultures
    5. Freedom Of Speech Is Considered Truly Sacred In The United States Of America
    4. America The Country Gives More Foreign Aid Than Any Other Country In The World
    3. Americans Love Trying Out New Cultures And Blending Their Food And Practices Into Their Own
    2. The Amount Of People Who Own A Car Surprises Most Visitors To The USA
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2014/11/18/index-says-us-most-generous-to-charities.html
    http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/03/our_turn_are_americans_less_op.html
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/most-americans-still-believe-in-free-speech-but-dont-know-much-about-it/article/2595442
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/which-countries-get-the-most-foreign-aid/
    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/02/9-reasons-united-states-car-dependent-europe/
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/26/how-america-became-addicted-to-air-conditioning
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