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Should the US be a country, or an empire?
in Politics

By piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
coun·try
/ˈkəntrē/
noun
noun: country; plural noun: countries; noun: the country
  1. 1.
    a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory.
    "the country's increasingly precarious economic position"
    synonyms:state, nation, sovereign state, kingdom, realm, territory, province, principality, palatinate, duchy, empire, commonwealth More
    "he became the greatest ruler the country had known"
    homeland, native land, native soil, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, birthplace;
    the land of one's birth, the land of one's fathers, the old country, one's roots, one's home
    "I had a chance of representing my country"
    • em·pire
      /ˈemˌpī(ə)r/
      noun
      1. 1.
        an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress.
        "the Roman Empire"
        synonyms:kingdom, realm, domain, territory, province; More
        • 2.
          a large commercial organization owned or controlled by one person or group.
          "her business empire grew"

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      Should the US be a country, or an empire?

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      1. Country
        100.00%
      2. Empire
          0.00%



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    • SharkySharky 97 Pts
      I'm not clear on the premise of this question. The United States has never been, or sought to be, an empire. If we had, we could have practically ruled the world immediately after World War II. Instead, we chose to rebuild Europe with the Marshall Plan and rebuild Japan as well, All of the recovering, war-torn countries were quickly encouraged to elect their own governments. Can you elaborate on why you asked this question?  
    • John_C_87John_C_87 205 Pts
      @piloteer ;
      The legal precedent as the challenge of debate places the United States of America as the One Nation under the axiom of GOD as its basic principle, where as the principles of an Empire relies on a translation of a single powered authority as its idea of God.
      Sharky said:
      I'm not clear on the premise of this question. The United States has never been, or sought to be, an empire. If we had, we could have practically ruled the world immediately after World War II. Instead, we chose to rebuild Europe with the Marshall Plan and rebuild Japan as well, All of the recovering, war-torn countries were quickly encouraged to elect their own governments. Can you elaborate on why you asked this question?  

      Ironically a United State is created by the ruling of the world, in speaking at liberty all nations under a united state consitutional priciple could rule the world as they are moved to a united state bound by two forms of priciples. This is in oposition to democracy which is not a united state as it relise on a independent vote and forms a separation based on majority and not the legal precedent formed with whole truth.
    • piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
      edited June 18
      @Sharky

      Choosing to rebuild Europe and Japan are exactly the kind of things that some may consider to be imperialism. Some also may say that being a "superpower" is the same as an empire. The US's sphere of influence over so many other countries, including those countries in Europe and Japan, and South Korea, and countless others, is exactly what may constitute as the US empire.
    • piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
      @John_C_87

      Being an empire, or superpower doesn't need to single be a translation of a single powered authority as its idea of God, an empire only needs to seem like it.
    • John_C_87John_C_87 205 Pts
      A kingdom is an empire.

      A superpower has a more broad interpretation and is a demonstration of any power of might which may be exaggerated.

      The republic holds a legal United State of Nation by its use of a public admission of GOD as a numerical Axiom in relationship to the America's as a independent nation form the English empire. This is something anyone in America can prove  as a common defense even the most religious of people can if they chose explain that letters that make look like a word, can by historic reference, context, and basic principle be described again as numbers in whole truth. This is a whole truth which self-answers a question on constitutional separation of church and state G
      OD this do not have to be numbers but to be honest they could be number that are not interpreted correctly. 
    • piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
      edited June 20
      @John_C_87

      By definition, a kingdom is not an empire. An empire would be made up of several smaller kingdoms.

      king·dom
      /ˈkiNGdəm/
      noun
      1. a country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen.


      A superpower is a contemporary version of the word empire. The means of influence may not be the same, but the end goals most certainly are. It can be argued that the US is an empire whose sphere of influence is unquestionable. I'm posing the question of whether the United States global influence is somehow beneficial for the people of the US, or the countries the US has influence over. It cannot be denied that the US has a profound influence on global economics, diplomacy, and conflicts. Is that good for the US, and is it good for the countries the US influences? God does not have to be the supreme point of power in an empire. The all mighty dollar can be though.

    • John_C_87John_C_87 205 Pts

      Before I go off on a interpretation tangent of super power, America is the Country and the United States are a possession of legal precedent held by America as a Nation. The actual Governed State by the people democratically are not proven by basic principal to be united in all maters both public and private.


    • piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
      @John_C_87

      Granted, but that's not really what's at stake here. What I'm talking about is the United States global influence and how it effects the US and the countries the US have influence over.
    • John_C_87John_C_87 205 Pts
      @piloteer ;

      Then should the question be should the democratic America be a Nation or Empire?
    • piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
      @John_C_87

      Sure! ;)
    • AlofRIAlofRI 247 Pts
      The U.S. should be a "democracy", as intended. The present "leadership" sees it the other way, hand the "supreme authority" down to the son (or daughter). That may happen, depending on the outcome of the next election. I'm not a fan of "Making America a Great Empire"! I'd rather see U.S. go back to a TRUSTED, RESPECTED, DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY that works for peace in the world. Christians used to look for "Peace on Earth", but now, about HALF of them seem to want their "piece of the world" …. while it lasts.
    • AlofRIAlofRI 247 Pts
      @John_C_87 America is a continent, TWO to be exact. The U.S. is a country. Canadians , Mexicans, Brazilians, etc. are ALL "Americans". We seem to single ourselves out as THE AMERICANS, while we should be working together AS Americans. England, France Spain, etc. are all Europeans. The western hemisphere would be a nicer place if we all considered ourselves AMERICANS.
    • John_C_87John_C_87 205 Pts
      @AlofRI ;

      The problem in basic principle is that American’s by way of space race have presented a new order of political business on a global scale in the order of nationality, earthling….. Do the people believe being born here describes us as from Earth? The United States of America identifies not all American states are in whole truth united by the following of Constitutional Separation as a method of forming a more perfect union. I do not need to get your permission to place you in a category of documentation nor do you need such permission from me.

      This also applies to other Nations they are not all following a United State of Constitution, a group of people unwillingly placed as part of a much larger basic principle is not the action of an Empire, nor is it a choice for democracy it is by united state a whole truth or a lie waiting to be measured. The world has United State Constitutional Rights because basic principle and legal precedent is not limited to one Nation under Axiom.


      AlofRI
    • piloteerpiloteer 427 Pts
      edited July 6
      @AlofRI

      AlofRI said:
      @John_C_87 America is a continent, TWO to be exact. The U.S. is a country. Canadians , Mexicans, Brazilians, etc. are ALL "Americans". We seem to single ourselves out as THE AMERICANS, while we should be working together AS Americans. England, France Spain, etc. are all Europeans. The western hemisphere would be a nicer place if we all considered ourselves AMERICANS.


      Is that a subtle argument for an imperial US?
      AlofRI
    • AlofRIAlofRI 247 Pts
      No, it's a suggestion that we would be a better world if we recognized that we are all human beings, and WE would be better if we could live without borders, and mostly colorblind. 
      Not fighting about whose religion is the ONE we must all live under would be another. ONE religion would MAKE an "imperial U.S.".
      piloteer
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