Is the United States Still the Number One Country?

The U.S. is a country full of people with pride in their country. The U.S is the leader in many categories which would lead people to believe that America is the top country, but other statistics would suggest that it is behind other countries.

The U.S. has the third highest population. The countries that the U.S. trail are China and India.

The United States leads the world in a few different categories. These categories allow for the U.S. to be considered the most powerful country.

The U.S. is leading in what many would consider the most important when it comes to world dominance, the military. The U.S. military spends a substantial amount of money. The U.S. actually spends more than the next 10 countries combined. The U.S. has 19 air carriers which is a huge advantage in comparison to the others countries total of 12, according to businessinsider.com.

The United States also leads in economics. It is expected to hold this for the next decade.

The next category America leads in is technology. The United States is advanced and prosperous when it comes to technology. The U.S. is the reason that the world has internet. The United States is always ahead in technology. America is 40 years ahead in terms of technology in terms of what people perceive us to be. The U.S. is one of the few countries that have been able to integrate technology into almost all aspects of life.  (http://www.businessinsider.com)

Education plays a large role in America possibly not being the top country. America is 7th in literacy, 27th in math, and 22nd in science, according to nationmaster.com. These categories are not the most impressive.

Along with education, America is far down the list in life expectancy.  America is 49th in life expectancy. America also is 179th in infant mortality. (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html)

Many countries are catching up to America. Recently, Russia’s military has been making huge gains moving its way up in the ranks. America is still ahead, but this may not last.

America is a strong country, but if it is still the best is a very open question. America certainly has its strengths, but also has its faults.

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