Who is the greatest ally of the United States

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the country includes the island of Great Britain, ... the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state: the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea in the east and the English Channel in the south. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The UK has an area of 243,610 square kilometres, making it the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe.The United Kingdom is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 64.1 million inhabitants. It is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Its capital city is London, an important global city and financial centre with the second-largest urban area in Europe, and its metropolitan area is the largest in European Union, with a population of about 14 million according Eurostat   more
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Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south....  The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan has the world's tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people. Honshū's Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.Archaeological research indicates that people lived in Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, particularly from Western European influence, has characterized Japan's history   more
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Israel

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territor... ies comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the east and southwest, respectively, and Egypt and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south. It contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's financial center is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is the country's most populous city and its designated capital, although Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognized internationally.On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly recommended the adoption and implementation of the Partition Plan for Mandatory Palestine. The end of the British Mandate for Palestine was set for midnight on 14 May 1948. That day, David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the Zionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel," which would start to function from the termination of the mandate   more
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Canada

Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometres...  in total, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Its common border with the United States forms the world's longest land border.The land that is now Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French colonies were established on the region's Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various conflicts, the United Kingdom gained and lost North American territories until left, in the late 18th century, with what mostly comprises Canada today. Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1, 1867, three colonies joined to form the autonomous federal Dominion of Canada. This began an accretion of provinces and territories to the new self-governing Dominion   more
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South Korea

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Mexico

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on ... the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, its capital and largest city.In pre-Columbian Mexico many cultures matured into advanced civilizations such as the Olmec, the Toltec, the Teotihuacan, the Zapotec, the Maya and the Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized the territory from its base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, which was administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain   more
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France

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea... , and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone. France is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France has a population of 66 million. France is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.During the Iron Age, what is now France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The Gauls were conquered by the Roman Empire in 51 BC, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France   more
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Russia

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Polan... d, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the US state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres, Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century   more
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triangle.128k says2015-07-21T19:21:01.0731945-05:00
By greatest, do you mean the country itself is great? Or that they are useful to the USA?
PetersSmith says2015-07-21T19:53:51.7827778-05:00
South Korea depends on us and actually, if North Korea declared war on them, would want the US to take control over their armed forces. So "greatest" here would mean our technically closest ally. It's certainly not Great Britain or Canada because we actually planned to invade both.
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T19:55:06.5006153-05:00
@PetersSmith The glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the american imperialist Korea are still technically at war.
IndependentTruth says2015-07-21T19:55:37.0551024-05:00
UtherPenguin is right. Technically Canada is our closest ally. :)
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T19:55:42.7958656-05:00
We also have backup from the People's Republic of China, so the imperialist americans and the imperialist koreans will loose! The DPRK also has the 5th largest military in the world.
Kreakin says2015-07-21T20:05:59.8145968-05:00
Japan? Countries you nuked don't generally make reliable allies.
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T20:06:59.2421401-05:00
@Kreakin But the US apologized for that, that was an old government anyhows. We made up for it by helping them out of a huge economic crisis, as well as helping to install a democratic government.
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T20:07:21.9891529-05:00
The US and Japan are pretty close allies now, bringing up the nukes is irrelevant.
Kreakin says2015-07-21T20:10:01.5340471-05:00
Of course, you would have forgiven Japan if it had been the other way around? I know how I'd feel. What they say and what they do when you are weak is two different things.
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T20:12:46.8338447-05:00
But see, the US government changes. When the USA nuked Japan, there were different people in the government.
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T20:13:03.0969751-05:00
It's like Israel still disliking Germany to this day for Hitler and the holocaust.
Kreakin says2015-07-21T20:15:53.2650475-05:00
Human nature is what it is. @PetersSmith - The US Gov also drew up plan code White to suppress any domestic uprising so they also planned to attack the American people if you put it in that context.
tajshar2k says2015-07-21T20:52:16.6571104-05:00
@Utherpenguin Canada is one of America's most useless allies. It simply depends on the Security provided by the U.S, but still has the guts to criticize them for being warmongers. Canada is peaceful, because the U.S isn't.
58539672 says2015-07-21T20:55:06.0564245-05:00
@tajshar2k Canada has provided military support in nearly ever US conflict since WW2.
tajshar2k says2015-07-21T21:01:25.1936412-05:00
So has Australia. In fact, Australia helped us in Vietnam and also Iraq. Canada refused to be involved in the Cold War and Iraq (good choice for this one). My point is, besides WW2, Canada really hasn't helped the U.S all that much. It certainly isn't very dependable for military operations. WW2 is an exception, because the Canadian army was more powerful than the American army.
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-22T11:50:18.9933382-05:00
...Russia? Allies?
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-22T11:51:10.9941386-05:00
The Canadian Army was more powerful than the American Army is WWII? WTF?
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-22T11:52:51.0036651-05:00
The 1st Canadian Army was the laughingstock of the 21st Army Group, and the 21st Army Group was the laughing stock of the SHAEF. That is pretty demeaning. Not to say that Canada was useless, they did provide much needed manpower in the Dutch/North German theatre, but their troops were subpar at best since they got little training and had almost no background checks.
tajshar2k says2015-07-22T11:56:56.3744922-05:00
Canada wasn't independent at that point, and technically was still a British colony. The British gave Canada arms to fight, and military drafts were a common thing back then. America was actually an isolationist country during that period, and refused to go to war. Only after Pearl Harbor, did the Americans declare war.
tajshar2k says2015-07-22T11:59:05.6820633-05:00
Russia's army was far more useless than Canada's. Its only advantage that gave it its victory was its sheer manpower. The Waffen SS and Wehermact were much better soldiers and its because of Hitler's military blunders, and the Russian Winter, which caused the Nazi defeat.
tajshar2k says2015-07-22T11:59:31.0875728-05:00
Sorry, I did't mean useless, but less trained.
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-22T12:22:00.6953442-05:00
You want to debate? I would love to debate this. The comment section can't do this justice :D
tajshar2k says2015-07-22T18:56:38.6858923-05:00
Sure, but not right now. Maybe next week.
triangle.128k says2015-07-22T19:14:47.5918706-05:00
@Atheist-Independent Going to war with Russia wouldn't be the greatest idea, and neither US or China could afford a war against each other. It's not very likely, US and China rely on each other in many ways despite the somewhat negative relations. Russia has the third best army in the world, so going to war wouldn't be a great idea.
triangle.128k says2015-07-22T19:14:59.4958996-05:00
It's unlikely we'll ever go to war against Russia or China.
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-22T19:59:29.9643616-05:00
Since when was America the cradle of good ideas? Anyways, it would be Russia who would be most likely to incite a war if it came to that, although that is unlikely given the nuclear threat on both sides.

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