I just wanted to add, before I continue with this topic, that the information I receive and base my discussions off of are, unfortunately, generalizations, and in no way, shape, or form, an accurate representation of each individual.
Continuing on this topic (not quite an inquiry) of what effects the view of America, I decided to look at the different ways Canada, and the rest of the world, see the U.S. During Barrack Obama's presidency, the world seemed to have more confidence in the now global super power, than ever before. However, since the 2016 inauguration of Donald Trump, this confidence has declined tremendously. The more prominent non-American opinions of the US may be largely influenced and shaped by this single individual. There is little to no confidence in President Trump's ability to do the "right thing" in world affairs, in both Western Europe and Canada. The majority of Western Europe, and most of Canada, believes the US does not respect the liberties of its people, and doesn't take the interest of their country into account when making international policies. Both of these make me wonder how we define what the "right" thing to do is in each aspect. Is there more to each global leaders' story that we do not know, or cannot understand?