My name is Jolene Kirk. As future inheritors of this world I believe that it is important to understand the involvement of the United States in other countries. This is what I think.
The French Revolution is a bloody spot on history's canvas. After the drastic change of government the nation collapsed and caused the Reign of Terror of Robespierre.
In the past 100 years the United States has been implementing changes to governments throughout the world. North Korea, Vietnam, and more recently Iraq.
A TEDtalk very explicitly explained how "wrong" the United States was to reform the Iraqi government. This reform, similar to the results of the French Revolution, has failed to hold and has collapsed.
We entered a new age of a different "reign of terror" called terrorism.
Other attempts of involvement from the United States in the reformation of government has left similar results of Anti-Americanism such as is the case with North Korea.
Why is it that we believe democracy is the fix all government for the world? The power of the United States is attributed to our democratic government.
However, there is a misunderstanding of what our government actually is. When reading through the Constitution of the United States, we see that the word "Democracy" is not mentioned but the United States is in fact a Republic.
This misunderstanding of how the government is run is brought to the whole world and misunderstanding brings conflict.
I imagine my upbringing as if I was in a protected bubble. Unexposed to what was going on outside of my own world. What a great candidate as the future inheritor of this world. (I am sure that I am not alone)
However if we do not tune in to the world around us, the United States will suffer. We may push our nose a little too far in someone else's business and bring consequences more severe than that of The French Revolution.