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    (Original post by Roofas)
    Not entirely sure where this biased UK-hate is coming from. The UK, home to 65m people and the world's 5th largest economy, would have a larger GDP than any other single US state. California is the wealthiest US state and if it were an independent nation it would rank somewhere between 7th and 8th in the world, on parity with Italy.The UK as a state would have the US's 6th highest GDP per capita (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar..._GDP_(nominal)) - Wikipedia but supplemented by the World Bank.The UK is 6 times more economically productive per acre of land than the US is.(https://alfinnextlevel.wordpress.com...ilometre-area/)London is the world's largest financial centre. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eb72290c-6...#axzz41IUQrGAS)The UK has a long history of successfully completing major mega projects on time (though perhaps slightly over budget) like the London Olympics, Crossrail, the Channel Tunnel, the world's largest offshore windfarm the London Array and the latest Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Other projects such as the upgrade of the London underground and High Speed 2 and 3 are well under preparation. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCAkmj5j1tU)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Q0FZUKHkY)(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/eart...wind-farm.html)The UK is home to the second highest amount of top universities after the US(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34390466)The UK has the second highest number of Nobel Laureates and almost double per capita than the US.The UK has a long and proud history of innovation and invention, unparalleled in history.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXsZ6IV0dLM)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhF_zVrZ3RQ)The UK remains a cultural giant, second only to the US. Our films, music, art, literature and inventions remain immensely popular the world over and serve as a testament to the industrious and brilliant people of the UK.Not entirely sure how you've developed such a bizarre view but you need to revise your sources.
    A quick Google search reveals my source. Also the number of Nobel Laureates is not relevant to what I stated. Actually, the majority of what you typed is not relevant to what I typed, such as the aircraft carriers, carriers that will not even have aircraft for several year - that is a prime example of the incompetency of the UK government / armed forces leadership.
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    (Original post by lol-done)
    Both US and UK are still pretty mighty.
    The US "empire" is mighty yes... but the UK isn't as mighty as the it was during the empire - but it has more influence than people think yes.
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    (Original post by The_Opinion)
    A quick Google search reveals my source. Also the number of Nobel Laureates is not relevant to what I stated. Actually, the majority of what you typed is not relevant to what I typed, such as the aircraft carriers, carriers that will not even have aircraft for several year - that is a prime example of the incompetency of the UK government / armed forces leadership.
    'A quick Google search' reveals articles reporting on another article written by an opinionated man in the Telegraph who hasn't quoted any specific figures or sources for his own claims. Every economist supports a different method of working out wealth, and support can be constructed from data sets by picking and choosing whatever is most suitable, whether that is by using PPP data and the kind. I've always maintained that GDP per capita is an abstract and distracting method of establishing the wealth of a region. As I'm sure you're aware the presence of a handful of millionaires can create the impression that a small town is tens of thousands of pounds/dollars wealthier per person than it truly is if measured by GDP per capita and this effect continues to affect larger populations.

    The rest of my previous comments in the post were rebuking that the UK is 'poorly managed'. Any nation that has done what the UK has is clearly 'well-managed'. The UK government hasn't suffered 'shutdowns' like in the US or a total collapse for countless months like Belgium.

    Yes the specific jets will be a little late, it's not as though the rest of the world doesn't have small issues with its equipment.
    (http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/14/po...e-breaks-down/)
    (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-0...roject/5863228)
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    (Original post by Roofas)
    'A quick Google search' reveals articles reporting on another article written by an opinionated man in the Telegraph who hasn't quoted any specific figures or sources for his own claims. Every economist supports a different method of working out wealth, and support can be constructed from data sets by picking and choosing whatever is most suitable, whether that is by using PPP data and the kind. I've always maintained that GDP per capita is an abstract and distracting method of establishing the wealth of a region. As I'm sure you're aware the presence of a handful of millionaires can create the impression that a small town is tens of thousands of pounds/dollars wealthier per person than it truly is if measured by GDP per capita and this effect continues to affect larger populations.

    The rest of my previous comments in the post were rebuking that the UK is 'poorly managed'. Any nation that has done what the UK has is clearly 'well-managed'. The UK government hasn't suffered 'shutdowns' like in the US or a total collapse for countless months like Belgium.

    Yes the specific jets will be a little late, it's not as though the rest of the world doesn't have small issues with its equipment.
    (http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/14/po...e-breaks-down/)
    (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-0...roject/5863228)


    The original source of the article was not The Telegraph, perhaps we have different Google settings.

    Other countries being mismanaged to an even greater extent does not mean that the UK is not mismanaged. I look to ever increasing national debt and issues such as building aircraft carriers that will have no aircraft, having a population so large that the country cannot feed them and destruction of key industries such as the steel industry as examples of mismanagement.
 
 
 
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