The United States of America truly is a nation of immigrants, internationals and expatriates. From all over the world people have come to work, settle, find love and the pursuit of happiness. This is not a new phenomenon, but one that has characterized the United States since before its inception. Founded as a place for economic, political and religious refuge, America has prospered and so to have the many lost or ambitious souls looking to make a new life in the new world.
How Many Expatriates Live In The USA?
A 2012 (Pew study) reported that 1st and second generation immigrants make up approximately 75 million people, a massive 25% of the total population. The same study goes on to report that the a high percentage of 1st generation and the majority of second generation immigrants consider themselves to be a “Typical American” This massive integration of people from all over the world puts the United States in a powerful and important position in dealing with the world. It also means that almost all events around the world have a direct impact on millions and millions of people who proudly call themselves Americans.
We now live in a very global world, where it is almost impossible to not interact with almost every country across the globe. Purchasing goods that have been made in China, or fruit from the Caribbean, the phone in your hand has been made in parts across a number of countries. And the USA is at the heart of it all, with 12.7% of all world imports (WTO and the World Factbook) no single country is more involved with world trade than the United States.
Furthermore, the United States is tasked with protecting world trade by sea and is often called upon to do the hard, moral and uneasy task of monitoring and protecting the world when it is at its darkest. Some criticize America for this role, but there are real dangers and injustices throughout the world, and when push comes to shove, even when America is criticized the country stands for what they believe to be right and put their money where their mouth is. America has also stepped up to the plate and has sent 3000 troops to eastern Africa to help with the current Ebola outbreak. (Reuters)
Xpatnation: Our Mission
We will discuss issues that worry and bring pain to America, often being able to bring a different perspective. A person who has seen true tyranny can appreciate the rights bestowed upon Americans. Additionally, those who have faced unparalleled economic woes of inflation or instability can offer a perspective to Americans who have never truly seen a break down in their nation.” Steven Shamoon.
Xpatnation will bring together the voices, thoughts, perceptions and experiences of the people of the world who have made the USA their home. Using their insight and unique understanding of the global world we live in. To discuss culture, lifestyle, Geo politics and the day to day on-goings of this proud and powerful nation.
The internet has brought the world closer together, even at a time when Nation States are under threat, and political unions are falling, we have access to the world, to people of different cultures and mindsets. Xpatnation will bring together these interests and opinions and showcase to the American public what the world is thinking and entertain enthusiastic Americans with fun information about all the interesting and exciting Humans from around the world.
We will discuss issues that worry and bring pain to America, often being able to bring a different perspective. A person who has seen true tyranny can appreciate the rights bestowed upon Americans. Additionally, those who have faced unparalleled economic woes of inflation or instability can offer a perspective to Americans who have never truly seen a break down in their nation. With focus, determination, and a willingness to learn, we will make the voice of expatriates be heard and contribute to the greatness of the United States of America.
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