The three countries that cover almost 90 percent of North America – the United States, Canada and Mexico – are economically very closely intertwined. The U.S. has the dominant position. It is the world’s largest economy and strongest military power. Shielded by oceans to the east and west, it projects influence globally. The continent is so rich in natural resources that it is practically self-sufficient.
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The UK plays the long game in relations with the U.S.
The UK and the U.S., traditionally close allies, agreed on most policy matters during the Trump presidency. However, rifts between the two countries have appeared under the Biden administration. While London and Washington are likely to keep on cooperating on a broad range of matters, the relationship between the two nations could grow more contentious.