French Revolution, anyone? I'd say that the Enlightenment contributed a lot to western philosophy, and the philosophies of early Americans.
The reason America holds the world by the balls is because your military invented the interwebs during the Cold War (because it needed a decentralized comms network that was resistant to nuclear weaponry) (not really the reason, I'm just bored out of my skull and talking nonsense, it's 3AM and the theme of /wild/ is about to change anyway).
As for Europe:
-Azns migrating to here centuries before Christ
-Barbarians, fucking Germans bringing about the downfall of the Roman Empire
-Fucking hardcore Christianity during the Middle Ages that severely impaired all scientific and philosophical thought for at least 600 years
-WARS WARS WARS
-Renaissance and Enlightenment… but the wars just won't stop anyway
-XX century, we start two fucking WORLD wars, one about general political unrest in the Balkans and the rest of the continent, another about DER LEBENSRAUM FUER DEUTSCHE UBERMENSCH, SIEG HEIL DRITTE REICH.
Dangit, we suck cocks. I'm not a weeaboo, but Asia managed to stay in the shadows for many centuries and it holds about 1/3 of the world's population, so I'd say it's time for them to rise up and soar. Especially the People's lulz Republic of China, and India. It's sad, I know, but I guess it's time for them to dominate at last.
Also, America is boring as fuck. You guys are just a cluster of former British/French/Spanish colonies and your own culture is almost nonexistent if you exclude the native Americans. Eh, I guess at the very least you get to start afresh. You are the New World. USA, USA, USA. Go Eagle Land.
Discussions about politics always has people talking straight out of their ass, always.
>your own culture is almost nonexistent
Whenever someone says this, I wonder if Britain or France or Etc. didn't "have a culture" when they were out conquering everything.
America has a pretty distinct culture imo. Everyone else is just emulating it, at least the modern stuff. The fish don't see the water, etc.