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By Axel Körner, Adam I. P. Smith, N. Miller

Why has "America" - that's, the USA of the US - turn into a lot more than just a spot within the mind's eye of such a lot of humans all over the world? In either Europe and Latin the United States, the U.S. has frequently been a domain of a number of attainable futures, a reveal onto that may be projected utopian desires and dystopian nightmares. even if castigated as a chance to civilized order or championed as a promise of earthly paradise, the USA has always been taken care of as a cipher for modernity. It has functioned as an inescapable reference element for either eu and Latin American societies, not just as a version of social and political association - one to reject as a lot one to emulate - but additionally because the top instance of a society rising from a dramatic variety of cultural and social backgrounds.

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83 What is certain is that the adventures of two Cubans who fought for the Union and were present at Gettysburg were followed avidly in Cuba through the pro-Lincoln newspaper, El Siglo,84 and that a refrain often heard in the Cuban fields during the 1860s was “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza/Tu eres nuestra esperanza” (Advance, Lincoln, advance/You are our deliverance [lit. 85 After the final abolition of Cuban slavery in the 1880s, Lincoln’s image as the expression of the best qualities of the common man continued to circulate.

29 In Europe as well as in Latin America, it was liberals who were most likely to believe that the US model offered the path to a better society, but by the very end of the century, even they were beginning to share elements of the socialist critique of the United States. In particular, increasing attention was given to problems of urban overcrowding, of unemployment and industrial unrest, with much of the information circulating about these problems produced by US Progressives in support of various reform campaigns.

29 In Europe as well as in Latin America, it was liberals who were most likely to believe that the US model offered the path to a better society, but by the very end of the century, even they were beginning to share elements of the socialist critique of the United States. In particular, increasing attention was given to problems of urban overcrowding, of unemployment and industrial unrest, with much of the information circulating about these problems produced by US Progressives in support of various reform campaigns.

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