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The American Empire by KGB-101 The American Empire by KGB-101
Chances are you've seen or heard about U.S. troops in your country. Welcome to the new age; but soon, like every empire, Capitalist, Imperialist, or even Communist, they fall. They always fall. And the bigger they are... 

And it appears American has forgotten the quote form Gorbachev...kgb-101.deviantart.com/art/Tru…

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ―Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. President) 

If it keeps going the way it's going, yes Mr. Lincoln.  

“I think America is on the right track.”  ―Wayne Allard (U.S. Senator R-Colorado)   

What is the "right track"? The American Empire?    

“The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.”  ―George W. Bush (43rd U.S. President) 

Even-though Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks; ergo have never attack the U.S. (until the U.S. attack them (20 March 2003, which ended 15 December 2011, lasting EIGHT YEARS), then you can count in the "Iraqi Hostage Cyrus" in 2004.) We should have never gone into Iraq or Iran. We couldn't invade Saudi Arabia; they we're very good friends and practically family members of the Bushes. Now, Osama was hiding in Afghanistan; so we had to start their. And in the late 1990's, President Bill Clinton knew where Osama was hiding, but didn't strike. Clinton could have prevented 9/11 and the events that followed, but didn't. And no, we didn't know Osama was hiding in Pakistan, a few miles from a Military base until 2011. The saddest part about this whole "War on Terror" is not all the deaths; but the fact it could have been prevented and is some-what (I use that term loosely) going on.          


From Veterans of the Military - www.vetfriends.com/US-deployme…

Military Numbers in our countries - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_S…

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:iconomegagodzillax:
omegagodzillax Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Don't our troops make up the backbone of most European militaries?
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:iconpsychographer16:
Psychographer16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, especially those close to Russia and the Near East.
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:iconomegagodzillax:
omegagodzillax Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
So those people are probably glad those bases and troops are there.
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:iconpsychographer16:
Psychographer16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Every individual has their own opinion on that matter. As with everything else, it has its pros and cons.
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:iconomegagodzillax:
omegagodzillax Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Very true. Newer generations may come to resent a foreign military in their homeland. Only time will tell. On a side note, do you believe we should pull out of these countries? Leave them to their own devices?
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:iconpsychographer16:
Psychographer16 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that we are pressuring Russia it would be best if they stayed, in my opinion. Only when this is over it should be considered.
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:iconomegagodzillax:
omegagodzillax Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
And unless we resurrect Teddy Roosevelt that's not gonna stop anytime soon. Sorry world, America still gonna keep troops in your backyard.
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:iconthe-conquerors:
The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
However some like the bases. You can disagree and come at me with a long "imperialist" rant but in the end some prefer to have us around to cut the cost of their own military and rely on us instead. I shall wait the shit storm if there is one. ~ C
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:iconcalvincoolidge1924:
CalvinCoolidge1924 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
That's a good point. It's not like American soldiers go around kicking people's doors down in Germany and South Korea.

And last time I looked, I don't think we have Troops in China and Russia.
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:iconmornofvivec:
MornofVivec Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
And people wonder why we have such a bloody huge deficit, and Americans still wonder why so many people hate us.
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You [Americans] take our homeland from us, claiming it as your own simply by your presence. You wage war upon our people [blatantly] strictly because of our presence. We must obey by your laws, work in your factories, and accept your culture as our own as millions of us die each day if we even dare to challenge your system. Our resources are scarce, from what you have done and what remains get exported to the American markets to satisfy the cravings of your corrupt executives and overpriviledged society. We are [deemed] less human than you, being spet upon by your people, for not following your values, as we are an emerging society who would have been much better off without you.
And most importantly, you give us money and expect us not to spend it, you give us weapons and expect us not to fight back, and you give us a voice and expect us not to speak.

And we are the monsters.
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:iconamericathehero1337:
AmericaTheHero1337 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're Russian. When's the last time we invaded your country?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They have something in America. I believe it's called Manifest Density.
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SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"...I think we all realize that the day has come when Democracy is being put upon its final test. The Old World is just now suffering from a wanton rejection of the principle of democracy and a substitution of the principle of autocracy as asserted in the name, but without the authority and sanction, of the multitude. This is the time of all others when Democracy should prove its purity and its spiritual power to prevail. It is surely the manifest destiny of the United States to lead in the attempt to make this spirit prevail."

-Woodrow Wilson, 1920

That sums it up real nice.
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rondrigo-alex Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh!!! kazakhstan too!?!
i don't have idea about that!... is terrible!, but in another way is impossible that their have presence in armenia, venezuela, bolivia, nicaragua, argentina, and cuba? Lonely Smoking Smoking Smoking 

long live for the russian motherland!
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:iconakhenamen:
Akhenamen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I've heard about this. It's called "covert colonialism."
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:iconthatcommunistguy:
ThatCommunistGuy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I have the feeling this is a map of all the countries there have ever been US troops at any time.
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:iconmasterassasin639:
MasterAssasin639 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Maybe. The U.S. has been alot of places.
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ShirouZhiwu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deploying too many troops into lands not paying you taxes is death for an empire. Japan, South Korea, and parts of Europe should have been annexed.
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:iconfluttercommunist:
FlutterCommunist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
how many U.S troops are in my homeland?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
None. 

But 26,000 in what I think your people call 'False Korea.'  
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:iconfluttercommunist:
FlutterCommunist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Hi again.
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello.
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:iconfluttercommunist:
FlutterCommunist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
How are you?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am well. 
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:iconfluttercommunist:
FlutterCommunist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Same here, i currently faved bunch of communist images as you can see on my favorites at my profile.
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconthefieldsofice:
thefieldsofice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
US troops in Russia, Syria, and China? 
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. 
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:iconthefieldsofice:
thefieldsofice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Source?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which one of the pictures? 
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:iconthefieldsofice:
thefieldsofice Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, a news source that says this. Any.
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
None. The News would never tell you this. 
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:iconthefieldsofice:
thefieldsofice Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Then how do you know it's fact?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you saying if the News didn't say it: It's not true? 
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ironman658lm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is a sensitive subject with a great deal of people, but do you mind if I input a different perspective? :)
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go for it, all options are welcome; therefore, they will not be concerned. Otherwise, I might as well be a fascist.  
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:iconironman658lm:
ironman658lm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to start by saying that the United States is not doing everything right at the moment, in fact, there's a great deal that I would change, but that's just way too much to go into right now. I'll just stick to the Military bases overseas.

Having military bases over seas from the US's perspective serves a few pretty basic purposes. Quick reaction, deterrence, stability, and economic growth of the surrounding area.

Deploy ability for one is pretty up there. Having the capability to move around the world very quickly gives the US a very fast reaction time for not just military deployment, but the use of military hardware and resources for relief from natural disasters for example. 

Another large reason for these installations is just shear presence. This is a passive deterrent for not only the enemies of the United States, but those countries and states that the bases reside in. A fantastic example here is Japan. After WWII, the treaty for Japan's surrender included that Japan would not maintain a large active military and that the United States would defend their land from harm. It's a pretty fair arrangement especially for Japan since North Korea and China are literally right there (not that I'm saying that those countries would necessarily do anything, it's just the fact that they have historically disliked each other). This arrangement is good for the US because it gives us quick access to the Yellow sea to aid in defense of South Korea and Taiwan.

Providing stability to an area in peril is paramount. The Balkans is an excellent example here. In the 80's, a massive genocide was taking place in the area South and East of Europe. Initially, the US was not supposed to get involved in the conflict because the administration at the time believed that the European Union can pacify the situation. After a time had passed filled with talks and commissions in the United Nations, the Balkans began begging the United States to become involved and stop the 3.5 million deaths from getting larger. After the US deployed ground units into the area, the conflict was quickly resolved. Knowing that we could not simply leave those states in a position of unrest and anarchy, the United States assembled installations to help stabilize the region. To this day, those bases are still there and since then, there hasn't been a large scale conflict or massive amount of human casualties.

The economies of the cities and towns surrounding the base actually benefit economically from having those bases there. The US troops are allowed outside the base and spend their money in the bars, taverns, movie theaters, etc. etc. Rammstein Air Base in Rammstein is a fantastic site with a great deal to see and pretty much every Airmen wants to be deployed there at one point pr another (I KNOW I DO!!! lol). Plus, the US is not the only nation to use these bases' facilities. Having an Air Force base or Fort or Naval Air station, even in the US, be developed in an area does only good the surrounding area's economy.

As for the argument for the rubbing off of culture? Well, that really goes both ways and is inevitable no matter what, especially with the modern linked economy in globalization. It's impossible for a nation to survive without trading with at least one other nation or state.  

Some of the citizens in those countries in question believe that having the bases there is a sign of oppression, and it is our fault for making it seem that way. When someone or nation in this case has the ability to stop a genocide or prevent the invasion of another nation or simply to provide aid for a natural disaster, that nation has the responsibility to do something about it. One can swing their fist as far as they want to until it reaches another person's nose.

It's shitty that those bases are out there mostly for the US. It's our troops who are there and for a lot of those bases, are in harms way. The tax payers have to back up the finances for the facilities and pay and a great deal of Americans don't really feel right about paying for someone else's defense, so the administration finds every way it can to convince the United States' citizens that it is in their best interest, which in a lot of ways ends up being quite a stretch.

If those bases were to pull out immediately, it would do faaaaaaaar more harm than good for mostly my first point, Japan China South Korea North Korea and Taiwan. Japan has already said that they would immediately develop a nuclear arsenal (Which is why they don't want us to leave their country), and China will NOT like that one bit. An eventual arms race would form around the Yellow Sea and may move to a first strike situation with countless millions dead in the first few hours, and possibly a billion lost lives by the eventual end of the conflict. And that's just one part of the world.

I hope this at least provides a counter point here, and that it's not just random people complaining that you are bashing America and promoting Communism, because you're absolutely right that you didn't mention communism or even capitalism at any point in your argument.

Thanks for reading :)


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KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to address one thing (Paragraph 10): 

-We don't have military bases in North Korea. 

-The only reason we have them in Japan is after WWII, we took away there right to a proper military, but swore to protect them.

-The only reason we have some in Taiwan is that it's an independent states, but China won't allow it; they say Taiwan is actually Chinese Tipey (Tie-Pay). In fact, on time we put our navy in-between them. Which is like protecting a part of Chine from another part of China? It's weird. But I dirges. 

-Finally, the reason we have military bases in South Korea is after the Korean War; also to "protect" "democratic" South Korea from North Korea.       
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ThatCommunistGuy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
it's weird that you spell Taipei phonetically and then sound it out
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, did I spell it right? 
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:iconthatcommunistguy:
ThatCommunistGuy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
no
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ironman658lm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry if I wasn't clear about the North Korea thing, I thought it was obvious that we don't have bases there, but I was using them as a reason for maintaining the bases in the Yellow Sea area.

Yes that is true about Japan. We also offered them to regain their force in the 80's, but they denied it because they foresaw what may happen if we did in fact leave.

Yes, Taiwan is essentially the faction of China that lost due to the spread of Communism and they fled to form their own Nation of Taiwan.

And yeah, the whole reason we are there is so that one nation doesn't force its way into another that doesn't want to be assimilated. We cannot justify pulling out of that region and jeopardizing the lives of innocent people who really don't care either way anyway, they just want to continue their farms and businesses in a fair way. The point is that the bases in South Korea Japan and Taiwan stabilize the area and prevent a conflict from emerging.

Can we do something that we will knowing have thousands (that's being very optimistic) killed?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's alright. 

I doubt we will ever pull out of Japan. 

It's very complicated...  

I wish we could have Korea back. Now we have all this North and South bullshit.

Sadly, no. 
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:iconironman658lm:
ironman658lm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As in the rejoining of North/South?
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. before they broke into two. 
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ravenslayer117 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just stop bashing America. I'm gonna give it to you Plain and simple. Communism. Failed. For. A. Reason. It couldn't sustain itself. Stop pointed out the Flaws in Democracy and start looking at all the flaws in Marxism or Leninism, or just Communism all together. That's all I have to say.
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Trollingandco Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You imply that America is a democracy. That is incorrect. America is a Republic. A Democracy is where people vote for laws directly. Another definition for Democracy is Economic Democracy, AKA a form of Socialism where people decide where to allocate resources. Communism failed when Stalin took over. Not because of insufficiency, but because of greed. Marxism and Leninism are indeed quite flawed, but just as flawed as modern Neoliberal Capitalism.
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, do you see any Communist symbolism in the picture above? Any Hammers and Sickles? And Red Stars? Hmm?  
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I believe it's more or your user name and the fact that your pony is in a KGB outfit. ~ C
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