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What does the quote " when america sneezes the world catches a cold" mean?
- 8 years agoFavourite answer
Possibly is a metaphor for how America is a big power and a lot of people rely on us as consumers and what not to help drive their own country's economy since we buy their products...so if we "sneeze" (our economy goes down hill such as in 2008) it effects other countries a lot and will cause other economies to falter as well.
- 5 years ago
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- Anonymous6 years ago
This all relates to the basic term used commonly in business-interdependence. It portrays, that America being a leader in terms of wealth, resources, etc. results in many other countries to rely on America. America is a very wealthy country and performs trading, exports and imports, with many other countries. If America suffers an economic decline, thus causing less trading to occur, it then effects the countries that were trading with Canada. When the countries stop trading, they stop producing thus resulting in high unemployment rates, lower GDP, and an economic decline for many other countries as well.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Up for debate,
I would say it means that america is connected to the whole world, (exports)
however you could argue that it is that america has its "finger in every pie" if you get me, in other's business
or it could be a commentary on how powerful america is that it can influence the world
or an amalgamation of the 3,
Hope this helps!
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- 6 years ago
I always thought it was 'When the US (economy) catches a cold, the world (economy) catches pneumonia'. Now I believe the quote should go 'When China catches a cold, the world runs to the emergency room.'
- Anonymous8 years ago
I think it means that america is large and powerful, abit like a germ. The germ has influence over a person,as america does over the world. It could also be a military reference. It might mean that the body is releasing germs like america is releasing soldiers and both are aiming to capture something.., Hope this helped.
- ?Lv 78 years ago
It means America is hugely influential on the rest of the world.
- Sal*UKLv 78 years ago
The USA is considered the leader of the free world, first at everything - therefore when they sneeze the rest of us, considered to be behind, catch the cold.
- 5 years ago
America has the world reserve currency (everything is priced in $USA) so when their currency is affected by something it tends to hit the rest of the world hard.
- kennethLv 44 years ago
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