US INFLUENCE ON OTHER COUNTRIES (MILITARY (Examples (Military budget of…
US INFLUENCE ON OTHER COUNTRIES
Military budget of $601 billion.
Involved in 3 major conflicts
Troops stationed in 150 nations
Opposed Russia's annexation of Crimea, but did not take action as they did not want to start a war with them.
Unlikely to take action against North Korea
GDP of $19.2 trillion
132 of the world's 500 largest companies have their headquarters in the US
World's third largest producer of oil.
Their federal debt is $50.2 trillion, 2.5 times their GDP
They are still in an economic downturn since the financial crisis of 2007-08
Contribute 22% of the UN's overall budget
One of the 5 permanent members on the UN security council.
Work closely with NATO. NATO assisted America in making the biggest military buildup on Russia's border since the Cold War in October 2016.
The UN has defied the US on many occasions, such as giving Palestine non-member state observer status, which went against US policy.
Second largest trading relationship in the world
Disagree on the status of Taiwan and Tibet and human rights.
80% of Britons view America favorably and 90% of Americans view Britons favorably.
The opportunity of a state visit has been delayed due to the reaction to Trump and his policies being quite hostile.