Here at HuffPost UK, we confess we have a deep affection for the good ol' US of A. Indeed, we'll readily admit that there are some things which make it better than the good ol' U of K.
So what better way to mark this Fourth of July than by listing some of the reasons why America is probably quite happy to be independent from us? From sports to supermarkets, politicians to pop stars, we've come up with 14 ways in which America beats Britain, below.
(And American friends: we love you, but be warned - we're already planning a list of 14 Reasons Why Britain Is Better Than America. Just make sure you keep Piers Morgan over there, otherwise it's going down to 13.)