I will never understand how any one outside of America thinks we have this huge, culture gobbling machine we force on the rest of the world. First, American culture is a mixture (for better or worse) of the rest of the world. Second, our culture is constantly changing because of an influx of people and there cultures. Look at how America changed when one band (The Beatles) came to America, haircuts, clothes, etc. Yes there were some that complained, but so what, America survived, and I believe we were the better for it. Besides, If you notice, there is almost NOTHING with the Made in America stamp on it anymore. We cannot be the blame for this anymore. And if everyone in the world hates America so bad (yes I have a short-wave (the original internet) and listen to it daily) like the international newsfeeds say frequently, why are other countries looking at our culture?
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In 1866, about eight hundred Irish-Americans in a group called the Fenian Brotherhood tried to make a statement for Irish independence by invading Canada to agitate the English. After crossing the Niagara River into Ontario they defeated a small group of Canadian militia. But when the British approached with a large force of troops, the Fenians mostly retreated back to the United States, where they were arrested. Some were captured by the Canadians and were eventually hanged.
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Thirdly I will speak about my view on American foreign policy. Bear in mind that I harbour no ill will towards my neighbours to the south, and am simply putting forward my view on history. Much of the international world, as well as what I hear around my own hometown, feels that your military is a bit of a loose cannon. We see time, and again, military interventions in areas where the conflict is one that ought not to be meddled with. I am not speaking of the Afghanistans, Kuwaits, or Panamas. I am speaking of the Vietnams, Iraqs, Koreas. God forbid American forces enter Iran or North Korea, as it will surely plunge the world into World War III. The muslims will not tolerate another Islamic nation being invaded, nor will the Chinese tolerate an American force so close to their borders again, but I am drifting from my point.