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->''"We musn't underestimate 'American blundering'. I was with them when they 'blundered' into Berlin in 1918."''
-->--'''Captain Louis Renault''', ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''


'''Saddler:''' Oh, I think you know. The American prevailing is a {{cliche}} that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you [[ThisIsReality awaken from your world of clichés]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', [[DoubleSubvertedTrope right before Leon whups Saddler's arse anyway]].

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'''Saddler:''' Oh, I think you know. The American prevailing is a {{cliche}} cliché that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you [[ThisIsReality awaken from your world of clichés]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', [[DoubleSubvertedTrope [[DoubleSubversion right before Leon whups Saddler's arse anyway]].


->'''Leon''': What's so funny?\\
'''Saddler''': Oh, I think you know. The American prevailing is a {{cliche}} that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you [[ThisIsReality awaken from your world of clichés]].

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->'''Leon''': ->'''Leon:''' What's so funny?\\
'''Saddler''': '''Saddler:''' Oh, I think you know. The American prevailing is a {{cliche}} that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you [[ThisIsReality awaken from your world of clichés]].


-> "[[InvokedTrope I'm the hero]]!"

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-> "[[InvokedTrope ->"[[InvokedTrope I'm the hero]]!"









-->--'''Leader Enemy Boss''', ''VideoGame/DutyCalls''

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-->--'''Leader -->-- '''Leader Enemy Boss''', ''VideoGame/DutyCalls''



-->--'''General Shepherd''', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', [[spoiler: before he's revealed as a GeneralRipper directly invoking this trope]]

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-->--'''General -->-- '''General Shepherd''', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', [[spoiler: before he's revealed as a GeneralRipper directly invoking this trope]]



-->--'''American soldier''', ''VideoGame/Mercenaries2WorldInFlames''

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-->--'''American -->-- '''American soldier''', ''VideoGame/Mercenaries2WorldInFlames''
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-->--'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''Film/IndependenceDay''

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-->--'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''Film/IndependenceDay''
-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''Film/IndependenceDay''






-->--'''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill''', speech in the House of Commons, 1940

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-->--'''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill''', -->-- '''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill''', speech in the House of Commons, 1940



-> Finally, gentlemen, many misinformed Japanese believe that America is a nation divided. Isolationist. And that Americans are only interested in enjoying a life of luxury, and are spiritually and morally corrupt. But that is a great mistake. If war becomes inevitable, America would be [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass the most formidable foe that we have ever fought]].
-->-- '''Isoroku Yamamoto''', ''Film/ToraToraTora''




->'''Mgr. Strasser''': You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he's just another blundering American.\\
'''Cpt. Renault''': We musn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they "blundered" into Berlin in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 1918]].
-->-- ''{{Film/Casablanca}}''



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->'''Tuvok:''' Captain, any action we take to protect the Ocampa would affect the balance of power in this system. The [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] would seem to apply.\\
'''Janeway''': Would it? We never asked to be involved, Tuvok, but we are. We are.
-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Caretaker"

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->''We'll send them all we've got!\\
[[ButIPlayOneOnTV John Wayne and Randolph Scott!]]\\
Remember those exciting fighting scenes?\\
To the shores of Tripoli!\\
[-(But [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement not to Mississippoli]])-]\\
What do we do? Send the marines!''
-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', "Send The Marines", ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''



[[folder:Standup comedy]]

->Well, we like war! We´re a warlike people! We like war because we´re good at it! You know why we´re good at it? Because we get a lot of practice. This country´s only 200 years old and already we´ve had ten major wars. We average a major war every twenty years in this country, so we´re good at it! And it´s a good thing we are, uh, we´re not very good at anything else anymore! Hah? Can´t make a decent car, can´t make a TV set or a VCR worth a fuck...got no steel industry left, can´t educate our young people ... can´t get health care to our old people ... but we can [[BadNewsIrrelevantNews bomb the shit out of your country alright!]]
-->--'''Creator/GeorgeCarlin'''

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->I've said some mean things about the ''{{VideoGame/Uncharted}}'' series: like how it's about a smug American cunt so massive that it could use Cleopatra's Needle as a sex aid... But as much as I've joked that Nathan Drake is a one man declaration of war by the United States upon the entire rest of humanity, I'd like to finally move past that.\\\
I'd '''''like''''' to, but I fucking '''''can't''''', because now he's after '''[[EvilBrit ME]]'''!
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception''

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->I've said some mean things about
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->Witness a film whose message of global unity means [[BrokenAesop only America can save
the ''{{VideoGame/Uncharted}}'' series: like how it's about a smug American cunt so massive that it could use Cleopatra's Needle as a sex aid... But as much as I've joked that Nathan Drake is a one man declaration of war by the United States upon the entire rest of humanity, I'd like to finally move past that.\\\
I'd '''''like''''' to, but I fucking '''''can't''''', because now he's after '''[[EvilBrit ME]]'''!
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception''
world.]]
-->--'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''Film/IndependenceDay''



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->In short it is the naive belief that if we all let the market run things, ate [=McDonald's=] every day, spoke American English and traded with each other that [[MissingStepsPlan we would all get along and never go to war.]]
-->--'''''Wiki/RationalWiki'''''

->While [[VideoGame/SmashTV shirtless men are shooting their way through deadly game shows]], a war is on the horizon. The evil General Akhboob, despot ruler of Kookistan, is using his resources to create an army of mutants. He is also, despite his constant protests otherwise, [[ImplausibleDeniability not making baby milk of any sort]]. Meanwhile, at the United Nations, the decision is made to send in the Doomsday Squad, two shirtless guys who specialize in running around and blowing stuff up. As Captain Carnage and Major Mayhem, it's up to you to shoot your way through Akhboob's forces, rescue as many captured civilians as you can, and generally [[FunnyAneurysmMoment feel very awkward]], given how [[UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein the whole conflict the game is based on]] turned out.
-->--'''''Hardcore Gaming 101''''' [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/smashtv/totalcarnage.htm on]] ''VideoGame/TotalCarnage''

->As long as the villains could [[PuttingOnTheReich easily be equated to Nazis]] and said things like '''[[TheGeneralissimo I vill have zis Yanqui pikdok's skin nailed to ze vall!]]''" it didn't really matter that they're Russians or Libyans; we were just rocking out and enjoying the firebombing, secure in the knowledge that whoever was getting blown up, they were [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Bad Guys]] and had it coming.
-->--'''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/iron-eagle/ on]] ''Film/IronEagle''

->A world in which heroism is a banal and rote opposition to [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a nebulously defined evil]], where the wheels turn and the bullets fly without any larger interest being served. Looking back, we can see that the greatest sin of [[WesternAnimation/GIJoe real American heroes]] is not blind patriotism, or any jingoistic brutality, but the far more banal evil of base nihilism. We do not fight because we must, nor because we can, nor even because we want to. Indeed, we do not fight because. [[BloodKnight We simply fight]], real heroes that we aren't.
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/imaginary-lithuanian-hero-gi-joe-gi-joe.html Dr. El Sandifer]]'''

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->In short
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->Even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of
it is were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the naive belief that if we all let seas, armed and guarded by the market run things, ate [=McDonald's=] every day, spoke American English and traded with each other that [[MissingStepsPlan we British Fleet, would all get along and never go to war.]]
-->--'''''Wiki/RationalWiki'''''

->While [[VideoGame/SmashTV shirtless men are shooting their way through deadly game shows]], a war is
[[TakeUpMySword carry on the horizon. The evil General Akhboob, despot ruler of Kookistan, is using his resources to create an army of mutants. He is also, despite his constant protests otherwise, [[ImplausibleDeniability not making baby milk of any sort]]. Meanwhile, at struggle]], until, in God's good time, the United Nations, New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the decision is made to send in the Doomsday Squad, two shirtless guys who specialize in running around and blowing stuff up. As Captain Carnage and Major Mayhem, it's up to you to shoot your way through Akhboob's forces, rescue as many captured civilians as you can, and generally [[FunnyAneurysmMoment feel very awkward]], given how [[UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein the whole conflict the game is based on]] turned out.
-->--'''''Hardcore Gaming 101''''' [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/smashtv/totalcarnage.htm on]] ''VideoGame/TotalCarnage''

->As long as the villains could [[PuttingOnTheReich easily be equated to Nazis]] and said things like '''[[TheGeneralissimo I vill have zis Yanqui pikdok's skin nailed to ze vall!]]''" it didn't really matter that they're Russians or Libyans; we were just rocking out and enjoying the firebombing, secure in the knowledge that whoever was getting blown up, they were [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Bad Guys]] and had it coming.
-->--'''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/iron-eagle/ on]] ''Film/IronEagle''

->A world in which heroism is a banal and rote opposition to [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a nebulously defined evil]], where the wheels turn
and the bullets fly without any larger interest being served. Looking back, we can see that liberation of the greatest sin of [[WesternAnimation/GIJoe real American heroes]] is not blind patriotism, or any jingoistic brutality, but Old.
-->--'''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill''', speech in
the far more banal evil House of base nihilism. We do not fight because we must, nor because we can, nor even because we want to. Indeed, we do not fight because. [[BloodKnight We simply fight]], real heroes that we aren't.
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/imaginary-lithuanian-hero-gi-joe-gi-joe.html Dr. El Sandifer]]'''
Commons, 1940




[[folder:Web video]]

->Witness a film whose message of global unity means [[BrokenAesop only America can save the world.]]
-->--'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''Film/IndependenceDay''

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->Ask the average American what is the salient passion in his emotional armamentarium—what is the idea that lies at the bottom of all his other ideas—and it is very probable that, nine times out of ten, he will nominate his hot and unquenchable rage for liberty. He regards himself, indeed, as the chief exponent of liberty in the whole world, and all its other advocates as no more than his followers, half timorous and half envious. To question his ardour is to insult him as grievously as if one questioned the honour of the republic or the chastity of his wife.
-->--'''Creator/HLMencken''', ''The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind''

->Even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would [[TakeUpMySword carry on the struggle]], until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old.
-->--'''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill''', speech in the House of Commons, 1940

->I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
-->-- Atributed to Admiral Yamamoto

->Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] — not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict.
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower''', Graduation Exercises at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 3, 1947

->[[Creator/GeneRoddenberry Roddenberry]] had his own utopian vision about he perfectibility of man, and I never really believed that. And I don’t think the show demonstrates that. I think it is about {{gunboat diplomacy}}. In the final analysis, the ''Enterprise'' fires. They’re always shooting and bringing civilization, and coming to worlds where they don’t approve of tyrannical enterprises – no pun intended – and they substitute their own quote-unquote enlightened version of how society is supposed to work, [[WeAllLiveInAmerica which is essentially American.]]
-->--'''Nicholas Meyer''', ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' commentary track

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-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/imaginary-lithuanian-hero-gi-joe-gi-joe.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]'''

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-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/imaginary-lithuanian-hero-gi-joe-gi-joe.html Dr. Phil El Sandifer]]'''

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->''Over there, over there,\\
Send the word, send the word over there\\
That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming\\
The drums rum-tumming everywhere.\\
So prepare, say a prayer,\\
Send the word, send the word to beware\\
We'll be over, we're coming over,\\
And we won't come back till it's over, over there.''
-->-- '''George M. Cohan's''' "Over There"


-->--'''Leader Enemy Boss''', ''DutyCalls''

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-->--'''Leader Enemy Boss''', ''DutyCalls''
''VideoGame/DutyCalls''


[-(But [[CivilRightsMovement not to Mississippoli]])-]\\

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[-(But [[CivilRightsMovement [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement not to Mississippoli]])-]\\


-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', "Send The Marines"

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-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', -->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', "Send The Marines"
Marines", ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''


-> "I'm the hero!"
-->-- '''America''', ''Anime/AxisPowersHetalia''

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-> "I'm "[[InvokedTrope I'm the hero!"
hero]]!"
-->-- '''America''', '''[[NationsAsPeople America]]''', ''Anime/AxisPowersHetalia''


-->--'''American soldier''', ''[[Main/MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction Mercenaries 2 World in Flames]]''

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-->--'''American soldier''', ''[[Main/MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction Mercenaries 2 World in Flames]]''
''VideoGame/Mercenaries2WorldInFlames''


-->--'''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/iron-eagle/ on]] ''IronEagle''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/iron-eagle/ on]] ''IronEagle''
''Film/IronEagle''

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->Glad you joined the right side...the ''winning'' side. USA! USA! US-...uh, I mean Allies, Allies, Allies!
-->--'''American soldier''', ''[[Main/MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction Mercenaries 2 World in Flames]]''


'''Saddler''': [[GenreSavvy Oh, I think you know.]] The American prevailing is a {{cliche}} that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you [[ThisIsReality awaken from your world of clichés]].

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'''Saddler''': [[GenreSavvy Oh, I think you know.]] know. The American prevailing is a {{cliche}} that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you [[ThisIsReality awaken from your world of clichés]].

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