Why does America produce so much more cool stuff then Europe?

Things like the Iphone, Nextflix, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Paypal, Coca cola and even GAG are all American creations. Why doesn't any of this stuff come from Europe?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • maybe it's due to the diversity of population. Smart people comes from different ethnicites.

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    • And given the chance to make it big no matter how much it would take.

      I think if say a NON white is trying to make it big in Europe... It wouldn't happen.

Most Helpful Guy

  • The reason none of that stuff comes from Europe is because you picked a bunch of stuff that comes from the US. I could make a list of stuff that comes from Europe and ask the same kind of question.

    Hmmm, lemme see. Volvo, Ubisoft, Phillips, Siemens, Ferrari, Ericson, BMW, Skype

    You picked a lot of technology stuff, and yea there's a lot in the US. Different industries grow up in different places and continue to grow around the same areas, partly because the infrastructure is there. Same goes internally within the US. You could narrow it and ask why so much comes from Silicon Valley, or Boston, or Beaverton, or Research Triangle or Plano.

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What Girls Said 4

  • In the US there is a really big thing in the culture to "be something" and "do something people have never seen" so it's probably that mindset that drives most of these creations

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  • Depends what you define as 'cool'. I think Europe has the best beer brands, car brands, designer fashion brands etc.

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  • Because Europe is inferior

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  • Actually a UK Mathematician created the computer so if not for him most of the things you listed would have never even existed

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What Guys Said 12

  • Cool thongs from Europe:
    France - the camera, cinema, animation, bagetes to name a few,
    Saxophone - Belgium
    Germany - TV, LCD screen, arguably sone of the best cars,
    Italy - food hands down. As well as the violin and piano
    There are countless other examples. Europe built the foundation for everything. America is in the lead because of it's curent economic and political power. But like America overtook Europe, Asia will soon overtake the US as well.

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    • The TV is German invention? I didn't know that. Are you sure?

    • He never said tv was invented in Germany. However it was invented in the UK by John Logie Baird 1925

  • GAG was created by a Turkish guy in America from what I understand.

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    • Also some of the best Beers in the world come Europe. Germany especially.

    • The best beers in the world come fromt the West Coast of the USA. German beers have the benefit of being of gooed quality, cheap but suffer from the fact that they are basically the same recipe. There is little diversification within the German beer market and their traditions prevent them from opening up to craft brewing.

    • But beer isn't a European invention. It's almost as old as civilization.

  • Because UK invents better things. Proper strong ale, the jet engine, the hovercraft, Eric Laithwaite's mag lev train system, the code crackers of Bletchley Park, etc etc.

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    • Added to which America has never paid us for the jet engine technology or for supersonic flight which the Miles Aircraft Corp solved and gave to america otherwise the X1 would have been a disaster.. Shall I go on?

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    • Don't forget NASA was founded and successful because it stole nazi scientists after world war 2.

      If anyone wants to claim the apolo mission as a strictly American accomplishment. They're forgetting that they were the result of German scientists. The rocket to the moon was a modified ww2 weapon missile

    • Yes, many American scientists came from Germany. That is true. What if I changed the question to post-1995? What gas Europe invented post-2000? USA has Iphone, Facebook, GAG, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Uber.

  • Well Sweden has made a few cool games like Minecraft, and I'm sure other European countries have produced some neat stuff. One thing Europe has that America doesn't is really cool architecture, y'all have all these really old cathedrals and castles and intricately carved stone archways. America is basically a trailer park in comparison.

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  • Because most of that stuff is designed in Europe and made in the far east and the yanks claim it's theirs

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  • Cars:Ferrari, Ford, opel, Lambo, Bugatti, BMW, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Peugeot and more

    Companys with big names (Some of those my be in us to but they started at germany/france/italy/spain): Acer, Samsung, Ubisoft, Eizo, Schwarzkopf, Haribo, Olimpus cameras, Cannon

    You want more?

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  • Heineken is from Europe :)

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    • It is from The Netherlands isn't it?

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    • Asker I have never heard or seen that CD/DVD.

    • The fact that it's popular does not meen it is any good.

  • Silicone valley they have a culture of ingenuity and entrepreneurship over there

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    • But why isn't there a Silicone Valley in Europe? That is the question.

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    • think of siemens, philips, spotify nokia, ericson and other electronic products and software

    • Okay, I'll give you credit for those. They are relevant and produce stuff people actually use.

  • because our laws limiting imports from cheap third world countries allow us to produce stuff way cheaper by EU union laws... (not saying this is right!)

    As with internet, it is actually mostly hosted with in the US, by server I mean, so we have more capability online than any other country by a long shot.

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  • Europe produces quality cars, clothing, food etc not to mention we invented the majority of things in the world

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    • Its fair to say that pretty much everything that defines success comes from the west.

      The British invented the industrial revolution, revolutionised the English language. Pioneering it with brilliant literature. The Greeks gave us democracy, our rule of law stems from Christian values first implemented by the Romans, whom also gave us roads and the church there giving us hospitals and universities. We could go on.

      Basically the biggest and most significant inventions come from Europe.

      The minor inventions come from the usa

    • I agree about cars, but America (Henry Ford) invented the assembly line. Food is totally subjective, so that doesn't count. As far as clothing, Levi's and Nike's are American invention. Are there any more popular brands pants and shoes than Levi and Nike? The U. S. may win that one too. And many of the inventions you cite (e. g. democracy, hospitals, rule of law) were established before the USA came into existence. How about we make it post-1950? And for what its worth, in the modern era, America was the first nation to be governed without a king.

  • You forgot Brazzers. com, NaughtyAmerica. Com , interracial pornos etc.

    America rocks

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  • GAG is a turkish creation actually

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    • The guy that made it is turkish-american, so technically it is an American invention

    • That's kind of my point. If he had stayed in Turkey, would he have invented GAG? Probably not. Why not? What makes America conducive to innovation?

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