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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U.S. elections: Media credibility and impartiality are the biggest losers
Shortly after Democratic candidate Joe Biden declared victory, European states began expressing their hope of a new era in transatlantic relations. However, the nature of U.S.-EU ties is unlikely to undergo a profound change. A Biden presidency will also have its downsides. President Trump’s style might have made him unpopular with European leaders, but his methods sometimes brought favorable results.