Does It Matter How Other Countries View Us?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 5 years ago

    If foreign policy is party about keeping peace, I think this poll is something worth pondering.

    1. Momma Mia profile image75
      Momma Miaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We are and have always been the "Worlds Melting Pot"   We took great honor in establishing our country and we should also now as well.  What makes us unique is also what makes us critiqued .  Other countries have looked to us for so much, and maybe we took on too much to try to satisfy .
      However great we were as a nation , an no matter what has brought us down. We still are so fortunate to live in this country.
      Now to answer this great question.....  yes it matters how others view us, as that is exactly how we will treated by them and if our great nation needs to ensure we are respected, honored and treated fairly.... then we shall keep the peace for the betterment of all people and be honorable, respectable and be fair to gain it. Although that never means to cave in to non honorable, disrespectful and unfair parties:)

  2. steveso profile image78
    stevesoposted 5 years ago

    Yes I strongly feel that it does matter how other countries view us. The US is the number one world power, both militarily and economically, so whatever the US does has an effect on the rest of the world, one way or the other. I am retired and live in Malaysia so I see this first hand. I have experienced some strong anti-American feelings since I have been living here. This has not come from Malaysians but from some of our European allies, mainly British expats. Most of the ill feelings are a carry over from the Bush years, but many of these people blame all of the world's problems on the US.
    People here, both Malaysians and European expats, are following the US election very closely and heavily favor Obama over Romney. They view Romney as inexperienced and distrustful, much as the way George Bush was viewed. They feel that Obama is more willing to work with people from all over the world and is more respectful to other nationalities and cultures, whereas Romney appears to be more willing to force American values and views on the rest of the world.
    One point that most Americans don't realize is that beside effecting Americans at home and foreigners, what the US government does also effects Americans living abroad.  Ordinary Americans living abroad have to deal with a great deal of paper work just to be able to maintain a bank account in order to pay their daily expenses. Not every American living abroad and having a bank account abroad is a millionaire. Another point effecting Americans living abroad is immigration policies. The reason I am living abroad is that American immigration policy does not allow me to sponsor my same sex partner, so that we may live together in the US. I also am denied Medicare, for which I paid into for many years, simply because I live abroad. So what America does effects far more people that what the average American thinks.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Great minds (although mine's a bit slow, as I see you posted this thread awhile ago and I just went and sourced the graphic now).
    I think it's helpful to actually show the chart, so I'm posting as an image.
    How interesting that KENYA is the top country supporting Romney.
    But I guess that doesn't prove anything. Why should Kenya support its native son (lol) when the SLC newspaper didn't endorse theirs.

    Here's another interesting article about world reaction to the 3rd debate:


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)