The United States of America is among the top-performing countries in the world. It has been, in fact, labeled as a Superpower sphere of influence for several decades.
Being on the top spot, it is not alarming that it has enemies as well as allies. The Philippines is one of its allies; however, it might not be for long as the President has been threatening to let go of the USA to side with Russia.
Thus, it is just right that we have a peek at other countries that are friends with the USA, aside from the Philippines. The following are eleven more:
The USA and Italy have long been known to share unbreakable ties that can be trace back to World War II. At present, Italy is considered to be one of the strong supporters of the US in the European Union. What makes these countries' relationship even tighter is that they share the same goals in terms of financial stability, to a point where they are developing trade laws and treaties that are beneficial to both. One of the so-called treaties is the US-Italy Tax Treaty, signed years ago, in 2009 to be exact,. this treaty has cut back the source-country tax rates as wells as foreign tax credits.
Not everyone may have guessed it, but Germany is actually an ally to the USA. This may come as a surprise after these two countries are enemies -- the worst kind -- during the World War II. Now, they both enjoy remarkable cordial ties apart in terms of their stand on the use of active-military. They also share the same goals financially.
Landing on second spot is Australia. It has been an ally of the country since 1941. They also have been enjoying and reaping the benefits of the Free Trade Laws which is another factor to the strong bond they share. There is also another treat, known as the ANZUS Treaty, that allows participating countries – Australia, New Zealand, and the US – to have joint military presence in the Pacific Ocean.
Another friend of the United States since World War II is the Netherlands. These two countries have been enjoying mutual support in World Affairs. To add, the Netherlands is one of the countries known to have caused the US least trouble. The Netherlands is also known to be vigilant when it comes to putting the USA in a bad light. The Netherlands is known to be the top destination of the Superior country in terms of foreign direct investments. They also share the same goal in terms of implementing a market-led world economy.
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Although these two countries have seen some tough times, it is undeniable that France has been a supporter of the USA since the American independence. Their latest rift came after France refused to help the US in its war against Iraq. France is also known to have intervened in Libya, regardless of it being a NATO ally. The two countries, however, are trying to make ends meet.
Israel is United States’ biggest beneficiary in terms of foreign aid. The US has provided Israel with weapon arsenal and money.
The USA and Japan have cemented a firm foundation after the World War II. They helped and have been helping each other in terms of technological advancements and resources. Today, the country Japan is known to be the top Asian country ally of the USA, sharing cultural, economic, and military understanding.
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South Korea has been labeled by President Barack Obama as the US’s closest ally. At present, the former is depending on the latter for help in its issues with North Korea.
It may not seem like it, but Mexico and the USA actually share strong bilateral economic ties in terms of agriculture and ranching. The two countries share numerous trade deals and treaties, too. Mexico shares the same border, both in land and sea, with the USA and both have been members of the North America Free Trade Agreement. Meaning to say, they both can trade freely without having to pay custom taxes
These two countries have been enjoying impressive trade revenues aside from its demilitarized borders. They are dubbed as two countries that just can’t deny their affection for each other. They also share extensive trade and commercial bonds.
United Kingdom is considered to be the number one supporter of the United States. This is brought about by their past and the Anglo-American Relations. The two countries have seen centuries-old of strong and reliable relationship. -Kami Media