I never heard of any of those names you mention (only Nastia I've heard, as it is Russian name really). Me naming few nations which are greater than your in some aspect does not gives you ground for putting my words against my words. It is clear that all the nations I mention are best in something, in some sphere, you cant really tell "but how there can be so many greatest nations". No, each of them is great in something. If there was a nation, who was the biggest, the most smart, the most influencial, the most cultured, etc, etc, biggest territory, most Noble prize winners overall and percent from population, etc, etc - then yes, then you can say: this nation is number 1 in all demographics categories THey have the best GNP, the biggest land, the biggest military, the biggest food, the biggest culture, espionage, trade, commerce, etc, etc - so then this nation must be really the best. And to add to this, in Civ the categories are given number - like 10 or something. In RL, we can have 100's of categories. Do you claim USA are the best in all categories? We have so many and different nations being 1-st in something, that it is not that easy if at all possible to tell which nation is the best. ANd LOL, you twist in amazingly spectacular way a lot of the things I say. ANd it is really sad I have to say this, but sorry buddy, I really have no time and desire to answer all this I know you will feel disappointed, so am I feeling myself. I think I gave some criterias how the greatness of a given nation can be measured. You added just one measurement - how many Olympic medals given country have. And I never been in the USA, so all the idea I might have about black guys having only these three choices I most probably have from watching Hollywood movies. I can add lot more and argue each and every point of yours. Like the Vietnam case - who beats who? When Vietnam beat China? Weren't China supporting Vietnam in that war? Like communist buddies? Where you forgot for example Afghanistan. When USA armed and supported the talibans, just to make them powerful enough to seize the control of the country and beat off USSR. But what goes around comes around - some 20 years later the same talibans fight USA soldiers... What about Cuba? USA lost the undeclared war with them and had (have) to still suffer their presence in their backyard? AS for who really won the cold war, I can say it was the eastern-European countries and the Soviet Republics who rebelled one by one against USSR and put end of the Russian empire. Russia was never invaded or defeated in armed conflict by USA to claim that USA have score over Russia in this. Russia all in all is well and alive, not much of an empire anymore, but that's life, each empire comes to its end eventually. Waving with hand and saying: because those are only frozen lands these countries own, it does not count. Yes, it does count. If these frozen lands hold more petrol, platinum, aluminum and whatnot more than the lush green USA lands, maybe this counts too? No? I did not knew that English is not official in USA. Still, it is predominant at least. And is de facto official. Do you have alternative speeches of your president making his oath to serve USA? I dont think so. On which language your laws are written and kept? Is it knowing English requirement to occupy ANY government post? Do you have examples of some congressmen who dont know English? Or it is just coincidence? But what is most surprising for me is how my initial claim that "Not automatically America=USA and others may feel patronized and find this claim arrogant." to which I think I gave facts and arguments showing that "America" was the name of the continent when it was found and it was called as such even in USA till 1950's so it is a bit egocentric to claim now that only you can call himself American denying this name to the others and they must put some more things to their names to differ from simply "America"... how this became to "Prove us wrong that USA is the greatest country in the world" Will this support the USA claims on the adjective "American"? And I think a lot of people got offended, insulted, feelings hurt, nationalism shining... Why don't we all try to broaden our knowledge and point of view? "I know that I know nothing" is fundamental. Every intelligent human must start from this and build up.