What Would the World Be Like Without America?

What Would the World Be Like Without America?
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KEY TOPICS

  • These Anti-Choice activists are convinced America would be a better place if abortion was outlawed, but have they really thought about what that actually means?(More…)
  • I am an American Muslim, and like thousands of American-Muslim families, my family has been in America for over 10 generations.(More…)

POSSIBLY USEFUL

  • Withouth a massive force like the U.S. in OTL a few Native American Nations might pop up across the map.(More…)
  • If it hadn?t been for Truman and the American and Allied military personnel who battled the Soviets in the air for almost a year, he and his wife and daughters would have ended up in a despotic police state like so many other Germans did.(More…)

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KEY TOPICS

These Anti-Choice activists are convinced America would be a better place if abortion was outlawed, but have they really thought about what that actually means? In a “perfect” world, maybe they naively believe that abortion would no longer exist — but that is so far from the reality of this potential nightmare that it’s laughable. [1] For starters, America is one of the biggest markets in the world. [2]

At a summit in Canada, the president of the United States rejected associating the country with “the rules-based international order” that America had built after World War II, and threatened the country’s closest allies with a trade war. [3] Beginning in the wreckage of World War II, America established a set of global norms that solidified its position atop a rules-based international system. [3]

Seriously, with advancements in soccer in America, it is stunning that the U.S. is not in this year’s World Cup. [4] “With World Cup coming to America in 1994,” Hunt said, “there was the sort of a promise to have first division soccer players back in America. [4] According to the president, the liberal world order is a con job — he insists America is paying too much and being swindled by its friends. [3] Mr. Trump’s attack on the liberal world order is not just about the price America pays for it. [3] Those boasts will ring hollow if, at the same time, America lets go of the world order that is its greatest achievement. [3] He and his closest advisers would pull down the liberal order, with America at its helm, that remains the best guarantor of world peace humanity has ever known. [3]

Like a reality-show villain, Trump’s America isn?t here to make friends (or self-interested diplomacy), but rather, to engage in pre-orchestrated feuds. [5] Both were nasty fellows, but nothing like Stalin and Mao, and neither could do much to hurt America. [6] First off, you know that Europe is a region not a single country ? it’s like saying North America should do X because of Y, missing the point that there are three major countries and a bunch of smaller ones, each with different politics and capabilities. [7]

It might sound like hyperbole, but what happened this weekend could signal a major turning point in world history as well as a hopeful development for the climate. [8]

I am an American Muslim, and like thousands of American-Muslim families, my family has been in America for over 10 generations. [9] To Trump’s followers, “We?re America, Bitch” could be understood as a middle finger directed at a cold and unfair world, one that no longer respects American power and privilege. [10] U.S. News & World Report releases a list of the best places to live in America every year. [11] In its ranking of the best places to live in America for 2018, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on these crucial components for more than 100 U.S. cities. [11]

To much of the world, however, and certainly to most practitioners of foreign and national-security policy, “We?re America, Bitch” would be understood as self-isolating, and self-sabotaging. [10]

Rather than reinforce the notion that America welcomes people regardless of where they were born, what they look like or how they pray, the Supreme Court instead upheld a ban, driven by anti-Muslim sentiment. [9] President Trump, this official said, “doesn?t feel like he has to apologize for anything America does.” [10]

Meeting people from other countries and traveling abroad is (as Josh noted) a very effective way to learn more about the world and its peoples (especially when you plan to experience other countries like a resident does.) [12]

Trump’s envoy, who is arguably there to serve Israel’s interest rather than America’s, may actually believe her own lies, but sadly for her and her Zionist patrons, world opinion is inclined to believe that Washington is complicit in Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians by its failure to act against its client state. [13]

Like, statistically, soccer–especially over the next 30 days when such a big percentage of America under 35 or 40 will be watching the World Cup. [14] Isaac Butler and Dan Kois are the authors of ” The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America,” an oral history of the play and the movie. [15] It’s all rooted in the unfairness and inequality of America versus the rest of the world. [16]

While Britain maintained its dominant position on the high seas, the treaties gave the American colonies their independence, returned French prestige lost in the Seven Years War, guaranteed Spain’s holdings in the Americas as well as its trade routes, and left the Dutch Republic in a worse position in both trade and world power. [17] The United Nations Development Program estimates that Latin America and the Caribbean is “the most violent region in the world against women” outside conflict zones. [18] He’s come painfully close, losing the World Cup final in 2014 and back-to-back Copa America finals in each of the next two summers. [19]

Corporate America, perhaps equally important, filed an endless stream of amicus briefs, like that filed by General Motors contending employees produced by diverse classroom experiences boosted business outcomes in various ways. [20] When Americans think of world wars, they picture 20th-century scenesthe blood-drenched trenches at the Battle of the Somme where a million men were injured or killed in 1916, the German blitz that rained death down on London night after night during the autumn of 1940, or the ugly mushroom cloud rising like a behemoth above Hiroshima in August 1945. [17] We inhabit a world deluged with discomforting truths: Police brutality menaces black folk’s welfare; many reach for a justice system that truly extends equal protection under the law, yet it forever eludes our grasps, like sand escaping a closing fist; imagining such reforms occurring absent major buy-in from whites should strike all as implausible; and whites, as a group, typically obstruct racial justice unless they also reap rewards. [20]

After struggling to retain its 13 feisty colonies, British leaders chose to abandon the battlefields of North America and turn their attention to their other colonial outposts, like India. [17] The revolution that gave us independence was in fact a world war, and battles fought elsewhere determined the outcome as much as what happened in North America. [17]

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Withouth a massive force like the U.S. in OTL a few Native American Nations might pop up across the map. [21] His arguments ignore the way the two political parties switch positions on Civil Rights in the 1960s, with the Democrats embracing Civil Rights and Republicans, under the guidance of national leaders like Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon, exploiting racist backlash. [22]

Not every World War 2 Nazis was a homicidal maniac but human nature tells them to act this way in order to survive in their environment. [1] Vladimir Putin may have brought down Hillary Clinton with a two-footed, studs-up tackle in the last presidential election, but there’s one quadrennial disaster for which he can?t be blamed: America’s failure–our first in 32 years–to qualify for the World Cup, which kicks off next week in, yes, Russia. [23]

Though I dont know if Ill ever get to a good enough state of polish to publish it here on AH.com, Ive been working on a TL for quite a while which would create a North America with four Great Powers and no superpowers. [21] You dont need to do anything with the Continent of North America other than have a noncohesive United States that falls apart and breaks up into several countries much as in that book of the same name. [21] President Donald Trump responded by threatening to trigger a Second Korean War by attacking the DPRK. Yet no one believed that Kim intended to use his vast arsenal of between 15 and 60 nukes in a first strike on America. [6]

He wants to perform his steely commitment to putting “America first,” and to assert his dominance over foreign heads of state who refuse to show him all due respect. [5] The administration’s alternative vision for the international order is a bare-knuckled assertion of unilateral power that some call America First; more colorfully, a White House official characterized it to The Atlantic as the ” We?re America, Bitch ” doctrine. [3] They also insist that the international order will not stand if America stops garrisoning its populous and prosperous South Korean ally, irrespective of circumstances, forever. [6]

By calling into question so many fundamental elements of the system that the United States built in the devastated aftermath of World War II, he is forcing Americans to imagine a world in which the United States does not tend the garden of international order, as George Shultz describes foreign policy. [3] In the aftermath of World War Two – with Europe and Japan in ruins, and American industrial supremacy at its apex – Washington really did agree to give its overseas partners unfettered access to the American market without demanding reciprocal access for U.S. exporters. [5]

People with actual knowledge have said that this is a good World Cup, which proves that I’m the nightmarish American soccer idiot personified. [24]

They played primarily in the North American Soccer League, which had gained popularity by recruiting players like Pele and George Best, but then ran into financial problems and folded in 1985. [4] Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a Rebrand Tammy Duckworth is right that phrases like “Abolish ICE” won?t play in many white rural areas. [5]

America doesn?t always get it right; often it’s clumsy, fails to live up to its ideology, and breaks its own rules. [3] America’s allies celebrate the generosity of their social welfare systems and disparage ours, while spending less than America does to defend their countries. [3] National security priorities were given precedence over economic ones: America was strong enough to take a hit for the sake of ensuring that Western Europe and Japan would recover from the last war — and be Washington’s allies in the coming cold one. [5] Which could be a way, but by doing so America will cut itself of European investments which could trigger an economic crisis far worse than the one in 2008. [7] And, of course, nothing about the history of trade relations between America and Europe justifies the president’s callous indifference to the latter’s interests in Iran, or humanity’s interest in the preservation of the Paris climate accords. [5]

The general U.S. soccer situation was already dire, but now we’re a team that can’t even qualify in what is an incredibly weak region of the world against an island nation with roughly 1/300th of our population. (Thank God we’re not in Europe.) [24] Get me? Maybe the U.S. tends a bit towards self-glorification, but it was never our official line that the U.S. did all the work saving Europe’s collective butt in World War II. That most certainly wasn?t what I was taught in school–and it’s not the way that people saw it during the actual war. [7] Such a policy would have turned the U.S. into an off-shore balancer of sorts, leaving European and Asian allies with the immediate responsibility of responding to potential and modest threats from Russia and China and more immediate dangers from North Korea and other Third World aggressors. [6] Appeasing the U.S. right wing on climate hasn?t worked out well for the world in the past. [8] This aggressive disregard for the interests of like-minded countries, indifference to democracy and human rights and cultivation of dictators is the new world Mr. Trump is creating. [3] A Chinese-led world order would be one of privileges rather than rights, power rather than law, tribute rather than alliance. [3] Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times Decades from now, we may look back at the first weeks of June 2018 as a turning point in world history: the end of the liberal order. [3]

About 40 percent of America’s gross domestic product was allocated to the military during World War II. It now stands at less than 4 percent — not an unreasonable price for a tried-and-true insurance policy. [3] USA without the NATO will become second and later on less than second rate power eventually becoming third world country. [6]

A 2014 study by the private American foundation The Commonwealth Fund found that although the U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world, it ranks last on most dimensions of performance when compared with Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. [25] According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), an “American Indian or Alaska Native” is a person whose ancestry have origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South America. 2.3 million individuals who are American Indian or Alaskan Native are multiracial; additionally the plurality of American Indians reside in the Western United States (40.7%). [26] According to the American Jewish Archives and the Arab American National Museum, some of the first Middle Easterners and North Africans (viz. Jews and Berbers ) arrived in the Americas between the late 15th and mid-16th centuries. [26]

In 1997, 34.3% of non-U.S. citizens living in America did not have health insurance coverage opposed to the 14.2% of native-born Americans who do not have health insurance coverage. [25] They also take away the constitutional rights of American citizens, including those whose ancestors have been in America for centuries. [9] Columbia is a poetic name for the Americas and the feminine personification of the United States of America, made famous by African-American poet Phillis Wheatley during the American Revolutionary War in 1776. [26] A majority of Americans report that religion plays a “very important” role in their lives, a proportion unusual among developed countries, although similar to the other nations of the Americas. [26] American Muslims have helped build our nation and have been part of America since before it was a nation. [9] Mainstream news and entertainment media have, for years, falsely portrayed American Muslims as outsiders despite Islam’s and Muslims? history in America. [9]

Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia was perhaps the first influential domestic cultural critique by an American and a reactionary piece to the prevailing European consensus that America’s domestic originality was degenerate. [26] Following the first voyage of Christopher Columbus, the European colonization of the Americas began, with St. Augustine, Florida becoming the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States. [26] “The uninsured in America, first half of 2009: estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstituionalized population under age 65. [25]

The United States of America is a diverse country, racially, and ethnically. [26]

Leavitt, Judith Walzer, and Ronald L. Numbers, eds. Sickness and health in America: Readings in the history of medicine and public health 3rd ed. 1997). [25] The mentally ill in America: A History of their care and treatment from colonial times (1937). [25] “The president believes that we?re America, and people can take it or leave it.” [10] Native Americans, whose ancestry is indigenous to the Americas, originally migrated to the two continents between 10,000-45,000 years ago. [26] According to the insurance industry group America’s Health Insurance Plans, administrative costs for private health insurance plans have averaged approximately 12% of premiums over the last 40 years. [25]

The World Health Organization (WHO), in 2000, ranked the U.S. health care system as the highest in cost, first in responsiveness, 37th in overall performance, and 72nd by overall level of health (among 191 member nations included in the study). [25] Despite being among the top world economic powers, the U.S. remains the sole industrialized nation in the world without universal health care coverage. [25]

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spent more on health care per capita ($9,403), and more on health care as percentage of its GDP (17.1%), than any other nation in 2014. [25] According to a 2004 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: “The United States is among the few industrialized nations in the world that does not guarantee access to health care for its population.” [25]

Many faiths have flourished in the United States, including both later imports spanning the country’s multicultural immigrant heritage, as well as those founded within the country; these have led the United States to become the most religiously diverse country in the world. [26]

According to the World Health Organization, life expectancy in the U.S. is 31st in the world (out of 183 countries) as of 2015. [25] Over half of Democrats (56%) said they would be more likely to support a presidential candidate who advocates making the U.S. system more like those of other countries; 37% of independents and 19% of Republicans said they would be more likely to support such a candidate. 45% of Republicans said that they would be less likely to support such a candidate, compared to 17% of independents and 7% of Democrats. [25] The Triangle employs nearly 40,000 residents at companies like IBM, SAS Institute Inc., and Cisco Systems as well as surrounding colleges Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [11] States like California offer insurance coverage for children of low income families, but not for adults; other states do not offer such coverage at all: both parent and child are caught in the notorious coverage “gap.” [25]

The way the Health care system tries to eliminate this problem is through cost sharing tactics like co-pays and deductibles. [25] Help in all sorts of ways, like leading Chinese fans in the right direction and buying tickets. [27]

The new reality is that people all over the world have had enough of US-Israeli bullying and intimidation, even if some governments are still in awe of America’s power. [13] Following consultations with MENA organizations, the Census Bureau announced in 2014 that it would establish a new MENA ethnic category for populations from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab world, separate from the “white” classification that these populations had previously sought in 1909. [26] “It’s very cool when volunteers, Chinese citizens who live in Russia know the Russian language,” said Tatyana Komzyakova, Director of the Volunteer Department of World Cup 2018. [27] Study date came from international surveys of patients and primary care physicians, as well as information on health care outcomes from The Commonwealth Fund, the World Health Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. [25]

The demographic shift to an older population is projected to increase medical spending in North America by at least 5%, creating a funding challenge that the government (through medicare and other social services), insurance companies, and individual savings accounts will strain to absorb. [25]

If it hadn?t been for Truman and the American and Allied military personnel who battled the Soviets in the air for almost a year, he and his wife and daughters would have ended up in a despotic police state like so many other Germans did. [28] It’s like they’re coming over and they’re getting the support of the country sending them, and when something happens, they’re not trying to become American citizens anymore. [16] There are abortion funds all over the country, who do the heavily lifting in states like Texas and Kentucky, and they’ll undoubtedly be overwhelmed if Roe is further undermined. [29] Now t here are a handful of volunteer-led organizations that either drive pregnant people to the clinic (like the Bridge Collective), find them a place to stay (like Fund Texas Choice), or pay for the actual procedure (like the Lilith Fund) — all responding to state laws that make it especially challenging without an advocate. [29] There is a way in which I think the people who lived through the Reagan years who have a chance to talk about it in this book, those quotes will feel very familiar and very present to people who are living through the Trump years now, that emotional current of what it’s like to be a human being with a conscience, living under this administration. [15] I think that goes to, with Trump in office, you hear a lot of people, like even liberals, comparing him negatively to Ronald Reagan. [15] I just want to invite you all to respond to people who are like, “Trump is degrading the office unlike Ronald Reagan.” [15]

When the globe spins around to Asia around the halfway mark, things get pretty real, with huge cities like Calcutta and Shanghai disappearing into the ocean altogether (that’s a combined population of almost 19 million people). [30] There clearly are public interest groups, PACs, people like George Soros. [16]

They’re the ones passing the laws that everything has to be obeyed down there, and it’s why it’s all hap, and they’re acting like a bunch of bystanders who had nothing to with it! They’re running around criticizing President Trump for following their law!” which is exactly what they’re trying to get away with. [16] The media always made it look like Obama had nothing to do with his own policies, that he was constantly outside and fighting these invisible, powerful forces trying to undermine the first African-American president. [16]

Writers sort of two thirds the way through, she was like, “I think you are actually working on a book and you might not know this yet, but you are actually working on a book,” and she turned out to be right. [15]

Americans were tired of war when World War II ended, and there was a great push in the United States to disarm and return to an inadequate, peacetime military. [28] Kois: Right, the meaning of America, particularly is it making argument about that, meaning being intrinsically and irremovably tied to the lives of gay people. [15] It is about who are we as a people, what kind of people do we want to be, what it the left vision of America or rather the multiplicity of left visions in America and of right visions in America, because they both get represented here. [15]

Well I mean I would say that the subtitle of the play, right, it’s Angels in America, a gay fantasia on national themes. [15] When Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” landed on Broadway in 1993 it forever changed how gay lives were depicted in popular culture. [15]

America shows up — these evil, white Europeans — and they just ran over everything and everybody. [16]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(30 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (16) Health care in the United States – Wikipedia

2. (14) Opinion | The Trump Doctrine Is Winning and the World Is Losing – The New York Times

3. (10) Americans – Wikipedia

4. (9) Why “Angels in America” endures: “Without gay people, you can?t tell the story of America” | Salon.com

5. (6) Without Zero Tolerance America Will Cease to Be America | Rush Limbaugh | iHeartRadio

6. (6) Trump’s America Isn?t Going to the G7 to Make Friends

7. (5) America the Hyperpowerful | The American Conservative

8. (5) Muslim Ban? Never Been an America Without Islam or Muslims – IslamiCity

9. (4) “We?re America, Bitch:” White House Official Defines Trump Doctrine – The Atlantic

10. (4) The American Revolution Was Just One Battlefront in a Huge World War | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

11. (3) The 50 best places to live in America, according to U.S. News – Business Insider

12. (3) “A world without America” – no North American superpower? | Alternate History Discussion

13. (3) The world is having a party without America

14. (3) Shouldnt Europe do whatever America tells them, because they would have never existed without the United States (referring to WW2)? – Quora

15. (2) What America Looks Like Without Abortion

16. (2) Will a UNHRC without America rebuild and flex its muscles against Israel? Middle East Monitor

17. (2) Can America make Black Lives Matter without making white lives better? — The Undefeated

18. (2) Please help me, I’m an ugly American and I can’t care about the stupid World Cup – Golf Digest

19. (2) Fans from China help ensure World Cup goes off without a hitch | CGTN America

20. (2) 70 Years Ago, America Won Its First Fight Against Communism Without Firing a Shot | The Heritage Foundation

21. (2) What activists are doing to prepare for a world without Roe v. Wade ThinkProgress

22. (2) America’s best friends ready to take on climate ? without Trump | Grist

23. (1) America first? – without bullshit

24. (1) Here’s Why You Should Pretend to Like the World Cup at Work | Inc.com

25. (1) Americas New Culture Hero:Feelings Without Words – Commentary Magazine

26. (1) With USA out of the World Cup, here are teams Americans should root for at Russia 2018 – CBSSports.com

27. (1) The World Without America – National Geographic Documentary | DocumentaryTube

28. (1) America isn’t America without California and New York. | The New Republic

29. (1) World Cup Books Reviewed: The World Without America – WSJ

30. (1) This Unsettling Animation Shows What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted