Granted the US is the biggest economy
Maybe I misunderstood your comment, or maybe this is a common misconception. You always hear that the US is the world's largest economy. Last time I checked, the EU had a larger GDP than the US.
Going by your UID, I'm guessing you were too young to have been there.
You'd have to guess again.
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