Josh-Daniel S. Davis (joshdavis) wrote,
Josh-Daniel S. Davis
joshdavis

Why the US is resented by so many...

Basically, the US has a military presence in every country which we've had any conflict with in the last 150 years, or any country which requests help and is strategically important, plus anywhere else that is critical "to national security" which includes economic stability.

This amounts to the US being "deployed in more than 150 [1]countries around the world, with more than 369,000 of its nearly 1.4 million active-duty troops serving outside the United States and its territories. Many are located on installations opened during the Cold War, in which the US government in the aftermath of World War II thought it needed troops around the globe to counter the Soviet Union, and many countries have less than 100 deployed US troops."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deployments_of_the_United_States_Military
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_military_bases

There is no way to be this visible and not foster some level of resentment. Generations grow up and don't recall how or why we ended up in certain installations, nor why it is important to maintain some level of presence.

I neither agree nor disagree with this level of imperialism. I consider it to be a grave situation with no happy solution. Count this as reason 23085632956 of why I would not wish to become the president of a major political entity.
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