Re: Who/What is The Antichrist?
I think the main reason that the influence of the U.S. is felt much further and in a shorter time is because of the incredible advances in communication, transportation, and weaponry. Think of how Napoleaon went far into Russia (twice, I think) on horseback in his military campaign there. It didn't turn out so well for him in the end, however.
What is America's special destiny and purpose, other than being an experiment in Democracy?