The United States of America, the most powerful and influential country in the world, impulses much of the occidental lifestyle, sometimes to poor effects. It brings together vast uninhabited areas of natural beauty and huge cities that have shaped the lives of those who shaped the world, and constantly feed the popular imagination.
It became the pinnacle of the New World thanks to the colons of British descent who made it a New European continent, however at the cost of great injustices and spoliation. In contrast, in the southern part of the American continent, the colons of Spanish and Portuguese descent, black legend aside, mixed in greater proportions with the locals but could not contain a chaotic evolution unframed from pre-existing markers, which still plagues most south countries today. It is therefore not clear where to side morally from an historical viewpoint. In what became the USA, mass immigration in pursuit of the American dream from the 17th century onward turned the federation into melting pot of cultures from around the world, although with a clear anglo-saxon dominance. Increasingly, Spanish, or more accurately, latino influence is however overtaking.
That we have visited:
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The United States are the pillar of the Occident since WWII. For good (technology, freedom, conquest) and for worst (capitalism, social Darwinism, oppression). If (when) they fall, we will follow in their wake.
Here we gather a collection of news that illustrate such aspects: