That'd depress me so deeply if it was true. But let's face it, America is the abandoned orphan of the countries, we're like Leatherface. We were the people who couldn't be accepted in any other country, who, for whatever reason, were not able to live well in other countries, so we came here, and slaughtered a few million people to make way for ourselves, and found that suddenly, we were the big kids on the block. We went from a bunch of religious nuts and political prisoners, all the people who couldn't fit in, and we melted together. And now, after just over 200 years of existence, we find ourselves on top of the world, a position most countries existed for half a millenia or more before exploring.
We're the bastard child of the world, and we just found the family gun. * shrug.* C'est la vie.