America is NOT the Greatest Country in the World (2023–2024)

The United States has become a Sh*thole Country in almost every way measurable

Erik Blair
14 min readApr 15, 2023


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As the land of opportunity and a global superpower, the United States has long been a symbol of prosperity and freedom. However, beneath the shining façade lies a series of complex issues that tarnish the American Dream. From staggering income inequality to a failing healthcare system, the US faces numerous challenges that not only impact its citizens but also influence its position on the world stage.

While the United States continues to lead in areas such as GDP and military spending, various global indexes reveal a sobering reality. In education, healthcare, and quality of life, the nation struggles to keep up with other developed countries, raising questions about the sustainability of its global dominance. This article delves into the often-overlooked aspects of America’s performance on the global stage, shedding light on the stark realities and sparking a crucial conversation about the country’s future.

The Other Side of American Exceptionalism

The US Dollar used to be the world Reserve currency. But that’s rapidly changing. The US Dollar also used to be the currency that was used for most oil trading exchanges. That too is changing.

However, the US is still number one in everything from military spending to Wall Street. Here’s some highlights of good-ole genuine American goodwill and democratic values that place the United States at the top of the list:

#1 in Military Spending

In terms of defense spending, the United States surpasses all other nations by a significant margin. The yearly US military budget reached an astounding $816 billion in 2022, accounting for more than 38% of the world’s total defense expenditure. America is number 1 at war.

#1 in Military Weapons Exporting

The United States leads the world in arms exports by a wide margin, making up 36% of global weapons sales. Between 2015 and 2019, it sold 76% more than Russia, which ranks as the second largest arms exporter. Among the 96 countries purchasing…