This subject really puts an interesting perspective viewing America. Especially, the latest topic about the American Empire and Imperialism. It is interesting to me because I’m not born nor raised in America, I’m just merely an International student who have been here for about 3 years. I have to say before coming here I was as typical as any another who arrived in America for the first time. I have little idea about the deep history in America except for the few infamous world wars or wars in general. Oddly enough the more I stayed here the more I learned about the politics and dark history in America. I was actually surprise how many other wars that America had been through. Now it all ties in all with the American “empire” and it makes sense. We need land so we take land, is what the Manifest Destiny actually is. Now that I have thought about it, I have just realized how many bases and territories are there outside of America. Does that count as Imperialism? Or there are there to protect?
From what I learned, America only rose to become one of the most powerful countries in the word during World War 2 because of the massive movement in industrialization. Does being the most powerful nation in the world enable America to expend its “Empire”? Don’t get me wrong, I still love America but the odd thing for me was learning all this only during in America. Guess that stands for something.