America existed since the beginning of time. It was there even before the birth of Christopher Columbus, one of the widely read explorers. In spite of this, it is important to state that prior to European explorations, no one knew about America. The fact that it was an unknown land did not mean that it was void. It only implies that European explorers were slack in discovering it. Before its discovery by those from the west, America was already an occupied land. Italian navigator, Vespucci, offered sufficient proof that Columbus did not discover America. Instead, America first housed descendants of Asia, who according to geography, arrived through the Bering Strait (Lee 122). Through European explorations, America became a diverse nation, housing virtually all tribes, languages, and races globally. In view of the above, if anyone were to ask who we are or where we lie globally, the answer would be that America is an amalgamation of all nations on the earth.
To begin, research indicates that America is a land of all races (Infoplease.com). In this way, it differentiates itself from other nations, which are largely one-raced. By having all races, it equally presents itself as a perfect destination for human life. Only in America, do residents have the opportunity to interact with diverse races. To appreciate this, consider a country like Thailand, wherein most of its residents are of Asian origin. The fact that we have Whites, Blacks, Asians, Latinos, Hawaiians and other races, implies that America is more than a nation. It may be correct to say that it is a sub-world, for it consists of all races, which theoretically implies that it covers all nations.
Second, America consists of virtually all religions (Pew Research Center Religion and Public Life Project). Within Christianity, we have Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, Evangelicals, Jehovah Witnesses, Orthodox Christians, and other Christian denominations. Non-Christian faiths include Jewish, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and other faiths. Lastly, we have atheists and agnostics. Such diversity has and continues to present us a nation wherein freedom of worship exists. Such diversity also explains why we as a nation have been campaigning against the religious extremism ensuing in the East and Arab countries - in particular, the merciless killing of Christians by Islamic insurgents.
Third, the American constitution, from a technical perspective, borrows its principles from other constitutions. In fact, one may argue that the American constitution is a collection of borrowed laws. What differentiates our constitution from others is that every law came in consequence of cooperation, knowledge, and experience. The desire to have a peaceful and prosperous country likewise played a significant role in its construction. From an honest standpoint, most of its precepts, that is, the American constitution, are universal. Put simple, most of its laws are acceptable globally. For instance, our constitution incriminates murder just as other constitutions do. Another unique aspect about our constitution is it fairness, which in essence does not favor race, language, gender, and social ranking. Although such provisions are available in other constitutions, that of America is all encompassing.
Fourth, concerning resources, America is replete with nearly all resources. From natural to artificial resources, America has all in abundance. America may not be the richest in terms of resources, but the even distribution of its resources means that it seats at a better place in comparison to most nations. For instance, though it ranks far behind India in terms of cotton production or Saudi Arabia regarding oil production, it still beats both India and Saudi Arabia economically. In brief, America has nearly all resources produced in the market. Such blessedness makes it stronger both economically and politically.
Fifth, the fact that our ancestors came from all over the world suggests that American owes much to the world. History indicates that due to the European conquest of America, several races came to America. They came from as far as the East and Africa. Their settlement and subsequent marriage and intermarriages led to emergence of America. The just stated explains in part why America seems to be more interested in the affairs of other nations. From basic psychology, Americas concerns in relation to global affairs reflect its innate expression of identification.
Sixth, unlike other nations, America does not have a static or a definite climate pattern. In general, its temperatures vary from extreme colds in areas such as Alaska to high temperatures in regions such as California. Most of the American climatic experiences similarly occur in other continents. For example, like Europe and Australia, America has seasons of very low temperatures, often occurring between December and April. Moreover, like Africa and some parts of Asia, America experiences seasons of hot temperatures. In summary, we note that the American climate is a combination of varied global weather patterns, the difference being that, in other continents, certain climatic conditions are often recurring.
Seventh, America is one the most multicultural state in the world (Zimmermann). According to the US Census Bureau projections, America has over 300 languages. Most common languages include English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, and Hebrew among others. To date, there is no official national language in the US, although many people understand and speak English. Similarly, most foods prepared and/or sold in the US reflect the American diversity. For example, meals such as apple pie, cheese, cucumber, and hot dogs are generally American.
In view of all the presented facts, it is appropriate to conclude that America is a combination of all nations on the earth. There are several irrefutable evidences to support the previously mentioned inference. First, our nation does not only consist of all races, it likewise has them in significant numbers, in this manner, setting itself apart from other countries. Secondly, America is the most multicultural state on the earth, housing virtually every known language and culture in the world. Third, all religions of the earth are available in America, whether it is Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamism, or Christianity. In fact, there is no law incriminating any form of worship provided it does not harm others. Fourth, we have virtually all resources, whether artificial or natural. Fifth, our climate is a compilation of the weather patterns of other regions. Lastly, our constitution is universal. By carefully looking at these reasons, one will not fail to appreciate the reason why the actions of other nations matter most to us. Our history tells us that America is a nation composed of virtually all nations. Accordingly, when America shows concern over global issues it is because it has biological and historical links with other countries. In conclusion, America is in essence a multidimensional country.
Infoplease.com. "United States Demographic Statistics". 2016. Web. 6 Jan. 2016.
Lee, Shelley Sang-Hee. A New History of Asian America. New York: Routledge, 2013. Print.
Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life Project. "America’s Changing Religious Landscape". 2015. Web. 6 Jan. 2016.
Zimmermann, Kim Ann. "American Culture: Traditions and Customs of the United States". LiveScience.com. 2016. Web. 6 Jan. 2016.