Why is Michael Jordan more popular than other GOATs like Wayne Gretzky and Babe Ruth and Pele and Muhammad Ali?
Even if Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, why is there still so much attention on him almost two decades after he retired for good? Hall of Fame athletes from other sports do not get all these films and commercials and ESPN attention on them?
Nike is pretty much keeping the legend of MJ alive just so they can sell more sneakers. If it wasn't for his shoe line, people wouldn't pay any more attention to Michael Jordan than they do to Joe Montana or any other phenomenal athlete.5 AnswersBasketball2 months ago
Many of the historically Protestant countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, UK, etc. are now very irreligious countries but historically Catholic countries like Italy and Spain and historically Eastern Orthodox countries like Greece and Ukraine are still very Christian (even though their Church attendance rates aren't very high). Even the Catholic minorities in the Protestant countries I mentioned are still observant to the point where they outnumbered the Protestants in countries like the Netherlands and a few others. The only historically Catholic and Orthodox countries I can think of that are now quite irreligious are France and Russia respectively.
What caused this divergence? Was it the focus on individual spirituality in Protestantism or was it pure coincidence not based on Theology?8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality4 months ago
The same Western Europeans that started brutal colonial empires and persecuted Jews for millennia. The same Western Europeans that kicked out or enslaved or massacred Gypsies wherever they were found. The same Western Europeans that elect xenophobic far-right parties after every immigration wave. The same Western Europeans that throw bananas at African football (soccer) players. The same Western Europeans that have offensive blackface traditions like Zwarte Piet and The Black and White Minstrel Show.
Europeans aren't any more tolerant than their descendants in the USA.The only difference was that Europe committed their atrocities in overseas colonies within Africa, Asia, the Americas, etc. while the USA oppressed Blacks and Natives on American soil it annexed. The cruel thing is that the United States has finally learned this lesson and does a lot of its current persecuting in the Middle East which it has bombed and killed in for at least the last two decades.1 AnswerOther - Cultures & Groups4 months ago
Russia and Mexico have similar population sizes. A similar GDP. A similar life expectancy. A similar amount of irrigated land. Both countries suffer from organized crime or corruption. Why is one nation a major threat while the other is an American puppet state?
All Russia has over Mexico is its military and fields of frozen land. Otherwise, neither nation is becoming a great power anytime soon.1 AnswerPolitics4 months ago
I once heard that conservative values are different in every country, but liberal values are the same everywhere?
Is that true?1 AnswerPolitics4 months ago
Or will the election be skipped and the constitution be suspended?11 AnswersPolitics6 months ago
Chicago always get listed as one of the failed Democratic Black cities along with Detroit and Baltimore and Saint Louis despite the fact that Chicago is only 1/3rd Black and Hispanics are starting to outnumber African-Americans there.9 AnswersPolitics6 months ago
Why does the United Kingdom coddle its Black population when there are over twice as many Asians in the country?
Looking at the media, you would think the U.K. is blacker than Brazil, but if you actually visited London there are Indian and Pakistani neighborhoods everywhere.3 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups7 months ago
1. It presumes that China or Persia or Central Asia would colonize Europe or at minimum remain a great power if Genghis Khan was never born which is impossible to prove.
2. It ignores the fact that the Mongols did invade Europe. They wrecked Eastern Europe and even Central Europe yet those areas eventually recovered.
3. It doesn't explain why India and North Africa got colonized by Europeans when the Mongol Empire never conquered them.
If anything, the discovery of North and South America have far more to do with European growth than the Mongolians ever did.2 AnswersHistory7 months ago
It happened in the Canary Islands. It happened in South Africa and Ethiopia. I think it happened a few times in North America also.2 AnswersHistory7 months ago
And no, that is not a typo.2 AnswersVideo & Online Games8 months ago
The only ones that aren't are Australia and New Zealand.3 AnswersGeography8 months ago
Both of them involve mocking a disadvantaged group. Why is one okay but not the other?4 AnswersLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender8 months ago