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Old April 10th, 2011, 03:42 AM   #1
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Name two positive things your country did to the world and two negative


Hi I was wondering if the members on this forum could name two positive things their country did to the world and two negative?

I will start.

I come from the Netherlands and this is our contribution in my opinion.

Positive things:

- Dutch scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek was the inventor of the Microscope and so lay the foundation for Medical science

- The Dutch laid the foundation for world economics by bringing the Bank system into the world and by having the first multinational (VOC)

Negative things:

- The Dutch contributed in slavery

- The Dutch committed war crimes in the Dutch-Indies during the police actions or Indonesian war for Independence
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I come from the Netherlands and this is our contribution in my opinion.

Positive things:

- Dutch scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek was the inventor of the Microscope and so lay the foundation for Medical science

- The Dutch laid the foundation for world economics by bringing the Bank system into the world and by having the first multinational (VOC)

Negative things:

- The Dutch contributed in slavery

- The Dutch committed war crimes in the Dutch-Indies during the police actions or Indonesian war for Independence
this pretty much counts for me to
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Old April 10th, 2011, 05:00 AM   #3

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U.S.:
Good: Produced a new form of representative govt. that has flaws, but is a fantazic piece of creative leadership

Helped push for and draft a Universal Declaration of HUman rights.

Bad: Assumes the new form of govt is flawless and should be pushed onto every culture of the world

Does little if anything to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Positive:
Dental floss
Rock-n-roll

Negative:
A-Bomb
Meddling world policeman.
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Australia

Positves
Vegemite
Kylie Minogue

Negatives
Russel Crowe
loosing the ashes
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Old April 10th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #6
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United States

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Invention of Penicillin
Modern Democracy

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Contributed the first example of total war
Genocide against Native Americans
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We had the first oil in the gulf.
Wr give America a base for their fleet.

Bad:
We make America nervous because of Iran
We are causing the world economy to lose MILLIONS of dollars!
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Old April 10th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #8
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good

birthplace of the Industrial reveloution
giving football to the world



bad

involvement in the slave trade
appeasing the Nazi's
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Greece has contributed to the formation of western philosophy.
Greece has created a certain humanist form of art that liberated persons from Gods and from tyranny.

Greece has comited a massive extermination of many Bulgarians and Turks in the frontiers that it included after the Balkan wars.
Greece is still not recognizing many minorities that live inside its territory.
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United States

+Invention of Penicillin-
Invention of Penicillin? Two things, first it wasn't invented it was discovered, in 1928, secondly it was by a Scottish chemist ALEXANDER FLEMING.
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