Thought I would share this with you guys. I traveled to Europe for a 10 day study abroad trip when I was 19, and was shocked at the realization that America isn't all there is. I don't know why this surprised me so much, and the only reason I can come up with is the American ideal of ethnocentrism that we have here.
Also, the point on American paranoia struck me. This is why we have all these people chasing after Trump because for some reason everyone is so paranoid and Trump promises to "keep them safe" from all these things that are very small threats to us.