How America became a superpower


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America grew from a colony to a superpower in 200 years.

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2:07 Correction: Cuba seceded from the US in 1902.

With over 800 military bases around the globe, the US is easily the most powerful nation on earth. But it wasn't always this way. The US once played an insignificant role in global affairs. In this 8-minute video, you can see the transformation.

Military budget data: https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/military-spending-united-states/

US foreign bases based on David Vine's book, "Base Nation" http://www.davidvine.net/base-nation.html

Troop numbers: "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. November 7, 2016.

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4 months ago

+CurrentlyOffline thats false. I wonder were you idiots get you info from.

3 days ago

0:08 apparently France has taken the Dutch flag now stupid Americans

3 weeks ago

+Arirezz yes because noone else will take care of the problem that is a threat to everyone.

1 month ago

LOL - Ask the Yellow Vests how "prosperous" they are. Maybe track down the ones who had body parts blown off.

1 month ago

Better be, How America became the world's biggest disaster

19 minutes ago

Kind of over looked China in this

6 hours ago

10 years later.. "How SJW's ruined America"

6 hours ago

Little level of conflict in comparison to European wars and general conflicts. Americans always think that their civil war had a lot of victims but compared to Europe it was just a tiny little unremarkable war which wouldn’t get any attention in our history😂

1 day ago

Don’t forget to mention the slavery that completely boosted the American economy that allowed it to become an economic powerhouse before a military one

1 day ago

eXtatic Kiddo Well the most powerful section of the country, the north, with the biggest and most powerful army
, didn’t have slavery.

8 hours ago

You are pretty uneducated. Slavery was actually were little profitble in mid 18 hundreds.

14 hours ago

As long as we still have a military and people to fight in it our empire will stay rich and vast in territory

1 day ago

Wait. Most powerful in human HISTORY? ONCE UPON A TIME, there used to be empires like - THE GREAT BRITAIN, ROMAN, EGYPTIAN, MONGOL, INDIAN, etc, 'human history' is a scary phrase.

1 day ago

+Red Sox 9904 Did they exist in the 21st century?

7 hours ago

Jaimin Trivedi It’s totally true though. The Roman’s, mongols, British, Egyptians, couldn’t respond to a threat on the other side of the world in under 30 minutes.

8 hours ago

Where the hell is America? Can't find that country anywhere.

1 day ago

Low levels of conflict, they said
It is true, they said

1 day ago

People: White colonists killed most of the natives
Disease: am I a joke to you

1 day ago

MooMoo Chicken They were healthy they were just immune to it and the natives weren’t. An estimated 90% of the native population was killed by disease, so the numbers actually killed by settlers was not insanely high like say people killed in British colonies.

8 hours ago

+Samantha Jansen not the colonist fault they aren't healthy

20 hours ago

Lol yeah a lot of the early colonists brought diseases from their ship voyages, therefore passing it on.

20 hours ago

I know somebody whom supports Trump and says Barrack Obama ruined the us. Clearly he doesn't know anything

1 day ago

PoKe MaN Well he worsened the economy and made it easier to stop freedom of speech. He didn’t ruin it but he made it worse

8 hours ago

Somewhere in the midwest a young american school boy comes home after school . First family member he meets in the extended family home is his maternal grandfather who has been an emigrant from Chile since 1974 . schoolboy : Grandpa Grandpa , we learned something really cool from out history teacher today ! grandfather : and what was that my grandson ? Mr. Hayes told us since the US has so many military bases all over the world , We are a de facto "world empire on which the sun never sets" ! grandfather : Grandson, that's because God would never trust the United States in the dark.

2 days ago

John Doe Or any superpower in the dark. America is by far the most proactive superpower we have ever seen.

8 hours ago

Make a video
How America became the most terrorist producing country

2 days ago

Zeshan Ahmad Well there were 100,000 ISIS fighters, another 100,000 fighters from other terror groups, and entire terrorist states like Palestine. We had a total of 750 domestic terror attacks last year, and in most of those 0 or 1 person died.

8 hours ago

They can't be superpower without Jews...

2 days ago

‘So how did America become the bestest country in the world and the most important people and the most powerful ever and of course the most kindest country in the whole of history?’

Jeez this whole video is just some egotistical Americans trying to advertise their country as the best ever, even though it’s an incredibly backwards country that still has legal gun ownership and yet is surprised when their people are gunned down by other Americans.

2 days ago

Camy8911111 Vox hates America. So do you apparently. Just accept that great countries can do bad things, just like people, and still be great.

8 hours ago

I want Disneyland to become the next superpower. It‘s the only nation I can trust at the moment 😁

3 days ago

"Wholesale salughter of its Indigenous Peoples?" Get your facts straight.

3 days ago

Frank Molley Jr It’s like they’ve never heard of diseases. Or it just doesn’t fit their portal of America.

8 hours ago

China is still beating us economically lol

3 days ago

Agent Black Arrow Our economy is 60% bigger than theirs, and the majority of
Their people are poor.

8 hours ago

They protect us and our interests we do do any thing for them he speak like we were a superpower since adam and eve no without our allies we are nothing and we better remember japan is so powerful and industrialized i believe they can build best military in the world and protect themselves but guess what after they build it they wont listen to us anymore we just creat another enemy out a friend because we drop atomic bomb on them and prevent the, from having a military and promise them to protect them but now we don’t want to do it fine they will become our enemy like everyone else in the world.

3 days ago

Usa is not comparable with Spanish empire chupapollas!!!

3 days ago

oh no when "big bad" Trump come we got to talk crap about him

4 days ago

WILSSOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiI6kXZkZI&t

4 days ago

America is not a country but a continent !! When will idiots understand this ??

4 days ago

I love how so many people hate the United States. It’s funny because if it wasn’t for us half of them wouldn’t even be here

4 days ago

I think what people fail to realize is that if America goes down then it’s most likely taking the economy with it.

4 days ago

which is why we should avoid moving to a more socialist side of politics

1 day ago

Ik we are so evil ;)

4 days ago

Afghanistan is a stronger country than America.. Fact

4 days ago

Feminist Forever Feminism is cancer.. we could turn Afghanistan into a parking lot in under an hour.. 7000 nukes to zero.. 17 trillion dollar economy to 200 billion.. Facts

8 hours ago

Well America will have a large problem with China and russia

5 days ago

ARIKATO SASAIMAS They’re having enough problems with themselves. When Putin dies or has to abdicate from old age Russia may collapse, and most of China is poor with outdated military equipment.

8 hours ago

huhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..ic ic...

5 days ago

5 missiles for each US military base

6 days ago

And it brought unprecedented terrorism not "peace".

6 days ago

Shahnid Ismail It brought “terrorism” by killing terrorists. Makes sense.

8 hours ago

Sources of information required. This version of history is not correct at all.

6 days ago

Will Baker Just accept that, like people, great countries can do bad things and still be great.

8 hours ago

Will Baker what are your sources

4 days ago

OVER A LOT OF DEAD PEOPLE AND THE BODY COUNT GOES ON
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXYUr7aVu7eBq7udUXbQxMdG318KhX4hF
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6 days ago

Because We Are Awesome

1 week ago

They don't have a base in India China and Russia and never will.

The only countries who can take US down. May even need to join forces

1 week ago

+Shrey Vaghela

Alright but still their support against terrorists and Pakistan is not according to their own narrative.

Americans are back stabbers.

Russian at least are direct

6 days ago

Sharath V lol no that’s not trade war idiot. They are charging us because we have been charging their exports at a higher rate. Actually it’s kinda our fault

6 days ago

+Shrey Vaghela

Usa just initiated trade war with India

6 days ago

+Mr. Common sense

Then you tell me which countries are capable of stopping this menace called USA

6 days ago

capitalism

1 week ago

Orange man bad

1 week ago

Real reason: Because ‘MURICA

1 week ago

This title is misleading

1 week ago

America is not a super power

1 week ago

seyar hamidi It’s the literal definition of a superpower. It has the strongest military and economy in the world, and can respond to a threat anywhere in the world.

8 hours ago

+seyar hamidi
Abraham Lincoln wanted to send all the black slaves back to Africa. He knew blacks are inferior to whites and that their presence in America, whether enslaved or free, was not in the nation's best interest. He personally stated that he did not doubt that there are fundamental differences between the black and white races that will forever prevent them from living as equals in any society.

1 week ago

Duh Harro
Sounds like KKK
Didn’t Abraham Lincoln slaughtered your kind in civil war?

1 week ago

It would be if it had never had black slaves (or at least sent them all back to Africa after the Civil War) and if it had never passed the 1965 Immigration Act and so the population remained overwhelmingly white Europeans.

1 week ago

UK: we are the greatest empire never exist WE ARE IMMORTAL

USA: old my beer

1 week ago

*hold

6 days ago

The United States should learn to mind its own business

1 week ago

Masud Hassan Than other countries shouldn’t burn our flag and scream death to America.

8 hours ago

+Masud Hassan I just get sick and tired of saying the USA is a problem in the world..It is funny that when I travel I never hear people say that. If you are using an electronic computer that tech was created in USA and so was the internet.I wasn't attacking you personally and no one wants humanity to grow up more then me.

6 days ago

You should speculate my comment more carefully friend. It wasn't hatred. Just pointing out the major cause of world unrest. Btw none of my devices were manufactured by Americans. So stay assured!

6 days ago

If you hate the USA then protest by not using our inventions in your daily life, and may I suggest starting with your computer.

6 days ago

Not without that ⛽⛽⛽ 👀👀👀

1 week ago

Lol loved how he quoted Trump like anything he says has any real meaning

1 week ago

youngin kim Executive orders have meaning.

8 hours ago

Three words: Straight White Men

1 week ago

+Windows 7 Ultimate you dont even understand what he was trying to say! 😂

1 week ago

3 Words: Stupid f*cking Libtards

1 week ago