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By Axel Körner,Adam I. P. Smith,N. Miller

Why has "America" - that's, the us of the USA - turn into much more than just a spot within the mind's eye of such a lot of humans all over the world? In either Europe and Latin the United States, the U.S. has frequently been a website of a number of attainable futures, a display onto which may be projected utopian desires and dystopian nightmares. no matter if castigated as a chance to civilized order or championed as a promise of earthly paradise, the US has continually been handled as a cipher for modernity. It has functioned as an inescapable reference aspect for either eu and Latin American societies, not just as a version of social and political association - one to reject as a lot one to emulate - but in addition because the major instance of a society rising from a dramatic variety of cultural and social backgrounds.

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