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What, How, Why and Who are the United States of America?

Updated on January 31, 2012


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Have you ever wondered why, as an American citizen, it is when you now travel abroad, you are not shown the same respect as you once were?

Yes, you may be treated well but that is because of the money in your wallet. The look of respect you could once see in the eyes of the receptionist or waiter is no longer there.

What has changed over the last decades? How has it changed? Why has it changed and who exactly is the United States today?

The United States of America



The United States is the country with the biggest economy in the world. To be the biggest economy means that they have imported and exported more goods of monetary value than any other. It does not mean it is the richest country in the world, in fact considering its debt, it is far from it.

The United States has perhaps the biggest army in the world. These forces though, are positioned all around the world. If they were all brought back to the US, there would not be enough accommodation for them and if they were dismissed from service, the unemployment levels would go up.

They pay most to the United Nations, yet they are also the biggest recipient of money from the United Nations. Soldiers situated under the UN flag are paid by the UN. If the US withdrew its forces from UN theatres, then the US could not afford to pay them.

The United States are the self proclaimed police of the planet.

How and Why

These facts have come about, not by any view of the betterment of the United States and its people. This situation has come about by the greed of the faceless elite of the US who want to gain power and control of the whole world.

Having secured their wealth in off shore banks and in an effort to increase their power, they stir up trouble abroad and then ask the American people to show patriotism to their country in joining the conflict overseas.

These elite are only patriotic to the dollar, not the country or its people. After all it is not them or their families that will lose loved ones and if the country itself were to become at risk, then they could always go and join their money in any one of several countries.


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In order to say who America has become, I should perhaps first explain the situation with Syria. After 9/11, America declared a war against terror. In order to get information about Al Qaeda, the US asked assistance of Syria.

Syria obliged and became one of America’s biggest allies in its pursuit of Ben Laden. The US special forces worked alongside the Syrian special forces and with the latter’s aide, were able to eventually locate Ben Laden.

This mission completed, America asked for Syria’s help in getting access to the terrorists in Palestine and Lebanon. Syria declined stating that that would make them a pariah in the Islamic world; sorry but could not assist them in their latest venture.

America decided, despite Syria’s help after 9/11, that if someone was not with them, then they were against them. That has led to the situation today.

So who is the United States?

It is the bully in the playground. The one that you hope stays away from you. It is the one that you know, if he does approach, you will have to stand up to him the best you can or become easy prey to any other potential bully in the school. You only hope that if he does approach, no one notices or else that will bolster his ego and lust for power.

Having decided on its target, the US will use its international media to ensure there is an audience, to boost its ego, and then pursue its plans for degradation and humiliation on the target.

This is the actions of America NOT the American people, who for the most part are peace loving and respectful.

No one wants to be the friend of a bully but often pretend to be in order to stop the bully picking on them, but then realize that being the friend can be more dangerous than not being.

In order for the United States to retrieve its greatness, it must stop being the bully and become the pier helper. As it regains its respect, investors will once again want to put their money to work in America. They currently fear, wrongly or rightly, that their investments will be squandered in a conflict, trumped up to boost the egos of a few elitists.

Tell the politicians, that you once again want to see the respect in people’s eyes when you travel the world in safety and the security of knowing you are not looked on as a bully but as a friend.


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    • maxoxam41 profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      Nice slap to our face to remind us of the harsh reality of the U.S. foreign policies! Nice work as usual!

    • Terri Meredith profile image

      Terri Meredith 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Excellent observations! We, the people, are going to have to become the leaders since those we've mistakenly chosen have failed to follow our wishes. The trouble is that the big money behind the candidates is what corrupts them..unless they're one of those who already has big money. Then, they're doing what protects their own personal interests best, rather than the nation as a whole. Voted up

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      7 years ago

      I have traveled abroad and have always been treated well. I find that if you treat others with respect in their own country it will be returned easily. I have seen my share of arrogant rude Americans traveling who deserve the treatment they get. Rude is rude in any language.

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      7 years ago

      Hi Rafken: I did think you were North apologies. Like me, you like the tropical lifestyle


    • diogenes profile image


      7 years ago from UK and Mexico

      I am a British national who remembers WW2 (just). And has read about US involvement in both great wars, and who has seen the casualty figures of heroic Americans fighting to save Britain with little gain to the United States. People here realize that we would have definitely lost the last conflict without US help. We owe - and will ever owe - the great United States an unpayable debt and this is why most here still support the US in its overseas conflicts.

      Don't be so down on yourselves! You are a great nation full of generously spirited people; the most beautiful and naturally divererse land in the world.

      And stay strong America! Talk peace but keep the powder dry!


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      Dennis AuBuchon 

      7 years ago

      This is a great article. There is a wealth of information and truth in it. I am voiting it up.


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