Rugoz wrote:Europe was ahead of the US when it comes to modern government, if you mean by that an extensive effective bureaucracy. The US copied that from European powers in the late 19th century.
The democracy part was obviously heavily influenced by the UK.
Somewhere in the mid to late 19th century they speeded ahead with such revolutionary ideas such as free trade, anti-imperialism and so on which weren't really just theoretical concepts but also were being implemented more and more. By 1918 America also proposed the more advanced versions of peace maintanence in the face of league of nations and after 1945 it was changed to the United Nations.
It wasn't perfect but post WW2 order didn't appear out of nowhere, the ideas that managed to create at least the Western part of the order were laid down and practiced in America since mid/late 19th century.
I do not think that any nation is hopeless to change; however, I think that some nations do require a lot more effort than others to become changed. - Verv