Something is most likely gonna get lost somewhere..
In my last post..
I wrote that..
"But, in reality, of course, nobody ever invented anything. They came up with the current solution to some kind of problems, using various techniques that has been discoverd before. An Italian or Canadian inventing the Phone? Dunno.. doesn't matter. They only got something to work, which someone else had "invented" a week, a month, a year later..
Sweden likes to say that the zipper was invented by a Swede. That's only half the truth. Yes, the one responsible for the working zipper we use today was a Swede. But, he was working in USA, as well as having previous efforts to work with. True, it was HE who was smart enough to come up with the very solution to the "problem" (Now, I wouldn't say the invetion of the modern zipper make life better or worse.. I'd be as happy if we still used buttons, in most cases, I guess).
USA are good in earning money, and using that money to earn more money. USA is good for creating an enviroment that make inventions possible, even if it's putting money into Genetic engineering in Sweden (since they can't do that kind of work in USA), collecting people from all over the world in research facilities in USA etc. Then they're good at taking the results of that and run with it, mass-produce it and earn money they spend on new development. (Japan, Sweden, Egypt and USA is among the leaders in the world when it comes to R&D-investment).
Now, that's for good and worse. I honestly think that there's way too much greed. Do we really need most of the mass-production? Do we need constantly new cars, dumped and replaced every other year? Mass-production of food make the life awful for animals, as well as give us food that's everything but good for us (in the long run). Do we need 200 billion plastic bowls? Most mass-production takes it's toll on enviroment, using up way more resources than should be needed and is polluting the world, at the same time as it makes our lifes only marginally more comfortable.
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And, obviously, when it comes to wars.. The collective forces won the war, even if it was mostly Russia that had enough force to really give Germany some serious trouble.
That doesn't take away that, one time after another, there has been collective efforts made, all around. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad.
What most countries has learned, sadly far from all, is that War is an act of violence, that most likely will feed more violence, and is looking for other solutions before they go to war. Even if, there never will be a stop to violent fights. I guess, some fights are whort taking, some other aren't worth it.
(That was in the original text)