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, this chart shows how often the rest of the world has supported U.S. positions at the United Nations over time.  With the exception of a spike in support from Eastern Europe and central Asia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90s, there’s been a steady, secular decrease from every area of the globe:

The increase in the gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world also continued during the Clinton and Carter years: it’s not a Republican versus Democrat thing. Yet, some of it is likely due to the U.S. unwillingness to exercise restraint in its foreign policies. Few countries like heavy-handed uses of power by the world’s lone superpower even when they may agree with its ultimate objectives.

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