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Does America have an Empire?

  1. JKenny profile image93
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    Does America have an Empire?

    This question was inspired by Unamed Harald, who answered my previous question about the British Empire.

  2. mrshadyside1 profile image77
    mrshadyside1posted 5 years ago

    No actually America is an empire.We as citizens are often blinded by dishonest representations of the facts and are for the most part blinded by our own good intentions and values.The majority of Americans have values and standards that make it seem impossible that someone would blatantly be so unjust.From the view point of the world we are seen as the great deceptive tyrant that kills whoever we please when and where ever we please.
    If you look closely there has been only one other society that resembles the US and that is the Roman Empire.Like the Romans we will fall from corruption and dissent that come from within.

    1. Amber Morris profile image60
      Amber Morrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more. Allowing this country to become a full Democracy instead of the Republic the Founding Fathers set it up to be ensures the country will implode on itself. It's just a matter of time.

  3. Eugene Hardy profile image60
    Eugene Hardyposted 5 years ago

    It depends on how you define 'empire'.

    If you count the fact that US has conquered and displaced the Native American nations like the Chippewa and Cherokee, and others, the fact that Detroit was taken from the British and New Orleans was taken from the French, plus the territories, then yes we could say we have an empire in the US.

    Yet, the US has resisted taking on more territories through military victories, like the US-Mexican War, or victories over Japan and Germany,   So, if you consider our lack of territories through military victories then no, the US would not be a traditional imperial model.

  4. PhiMaths ATB profile image60
    PhiMaths ATBposted 5 years ago

    Not in the tradition sense, which is to say not in the same way as the British empire or the Persian empire, but on a scale of global influence, and a military a risk of being overstretched, it is.

  5. ata1515 profile image96
    ata1515posted 5 years ago

    Does America have an empire? Historical examples of empires and why America is not one. read more