[QUOTE=Zod;2655125]What counts as most successful? The biggest of all time? I’ll give it that, but only because the US has the largest population for a 1st world country (nearly 300 million strong). That alone gives it a huge advantage.
200 hundred years ago the population of the whole planet was only 1 billion. I doubt any country historically could of had bigger numbers than the US because there weren’t enough people.
I would of though the Roman Empire, Egyption Empires etc… would have have been pretty successful in their hey day’s as well? Just not in size, due to lack of population back then.[/QUOTE]
Yes, the Roman and Egyptian Empires were successful in their day. I was referring to the most successful since the industrial revolution (which the UK started to their credit). I think Italy has done a generally good job with their economy over the years, like many places, it isn’t in the best state currently. On the other hand, Egypt has largely been a disaster in recent times. It’s been held back greatly by religious ideologies, like so much of the Middle East has been.
The US does have a big population but that counts for nothing if the majority of the people are dumb and disorganized. Africa and the Middle East have been around far longer than the US and other Western countries but how far have they progressed? Not very far.
I’m not American but I can assure you there will be plenty of people in Australia, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Japan and many other countries who will be lining up to buy the iPhone on its debut. It’s not just the Americans. In fact, Australians have a greater take up of Apple iPhones per capita than the US.