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    I'm not so sure.  I had an American history professor who claimed that the seeds of US destruction were planted in its governmental structure--that by separating the executive branch from the legislative, a time would come when political polarization would create broken government at a time and in circumstances when that would prove fatal.  That appears to be the case now.  There's a reason why no new democracies emerging over the past 60 years have chosen the American system of government as their model.  What that history professor said made sense to us since we lived in a parliamentary democracy.  To Americans, however, there is very little reflection--only an assumption that "our system is the best"

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