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The United States may have lost to Belgium in the World Cup this week, but that defeat should not put a damper on the nation’s 238th birthday.

Why? Why should you go out and celebrate July 4 like a proud champion today?

Because this is the home of Stone Cold Steve Austin. And Kate Upton. And Channing Tatum. And not the native country of Justin Bieber.

Because of peanut butter and jelly and an abundance of pizza and the voice of Morgan Freeman and, of course, our brave men and women fighting overseas.

Below, we’ve listed 238 17 reasons why America rules – or, to put it even more bluntly, why you should hold your head high this week and shout AMERICA, F-CK YEAH!