attack on the concept of the ‘land of opportunity’—America’s ..
America is less of a land of opportunity than even ..
Few will baldly state what their true ambition is, especially when it is driven by and a lust for power. However, declassified documents from the war and early post-war years clearly spelled out the American government's intentions. American planners saw the colonized world in virtually the same way that Europe had, but their internal documents phrased things more clinically. Before World War II had even ended, the USA's planners saw nearly the entire globe as its “Grand Area,” and the USA's destroyed imperial rivals were going to follow the “great workshops” example of Japan and Germany during the war and become producers of goods that the USA would find useful. Traditional colonial lands were to be a source of cheap labor, food, and natural resources, and a captive market for manufactures, in mercantile fashion. Colonial domains, Africa in particular, were to be exploited to help rebuild Europe and Japan. The USA's plans were a blueprint for a truly global empire. Only the Soviet Union stood in its way (and later, China), and that was what the Cold War was all about, which the USA instigated and escalated at every opportunity.
The United States is the land of opportunity
Life for the remnants of Native American tribes after their conquest, dispossession, and genocide was completed during the late 19th century. During the 20th century, the USA continued genocidal policies against Native Americans, including forced sterilization, forcible removal of children from their parents, to be raised in the white culture, more active undermining of tribal governance, and still more theft of their lands. Canada also did the same things. It was not until America’s Civil Rights era that Native Americans began making a comeback.