I think that one reason why Americans are so uninformed about what goes on in the rest of the world is that the country is geographically isolated from much of the world. There are only 2 countries bordering the US and huge oceans on either side of the country. We also have states that are bigger than independent nations in other parts of the world. In other places such as Europe, the countries are smaller and closer together; therefore, people are immediately effected by what happends in other countries. With the advent of better communication technology and the emergence of a global economy, Americans are becoming less isolated and more aware of the rest of the world and how it effects the country. It just takes awhile to change people’s perspective of the world.