1. When storms hit many regions in America and the power goes out, maybe for many days at a time, utility companies never respond adequately or fast enough especially as there is no backup for our interdependent electrical system at all. America currently is all for depletable energy sources rather than renewables like solar, for which subsidies expire in the near future, so that viability is tossed, and Americans are left to deal with faulty electrical grids. If the electrical grid does go out for instance, due to a power outage or worse, a domestic or foreign threat, there is nothing in place for defense against sustained civilian power loss, or anything backing up, protecting, or securing American society which has virtually been embedded into attack and damage susceptible crude electromagnetic devices. A simple bacterium with hardly any lines of defense will be readily invaded and obliterated by viruses or new evolved enemy bacteria. In this sense, America is the model of defenselessness and outdatedness, like a simple germ which can be eliminated and rendered useless whenever.
2. America, for all its economic and military glory, is by far the most technologically underdeveloped and stunted developed nation in our modern world. For decades at a time America cannot provide clean drinking water to far too many municipalities I.E. Flint Michigan. The Birthplace of the iPhone and Microsoft does not have sustainable backup power systems, leaving the population at the mercy of natural decays, disaster, and their local utility provider – nor does America possess enough hospital beds in the densest populated or ventilators during a respiratory pandemic. The absolute lack of technological coordination and sophistication leaves America as laughingstock for nations across the globe which have already resolved the engineering trifles plaguing much of American technological infrastructures.