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  •  America is NOT a "young country." (2+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv, bronte17

    This is a bullshit myth used to excuse numerous of our shortcomings. There are few national governments in the world older than ours, and no industrialized nation matches our government in longevity. Britain's parliamentary democracy didn't begin to emerge until the 19th century; every other European state has undergone numerous changes in governmental form since our Revolution. China and Japan both underwent major violent upheavals in the 20th century.  Maybe Iceland's government is older, but that's about it.

    Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em. --Casey Stengel

    by LongTom on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 04:14:03 AM PDT

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