Beginners Guide to De-centering the USA in Your Writing:
• Prefer metric and SI units.
• Specify all units, including currency (“$5.00 USD” instead of just “$5.00”).
• Use “USA” as a descriptor instead of “American” when you actually mean “from the USA” and not “from North America or South America”.
• Don’t assume your experiences are universal.


When talking about politics, make the distinction between State and government: the first is the permanent institution, the last the people who are governing at a given time.
Also remember that not all countries are organised federally, so in most cases, "State" (with capital S) refers to what in the US is frequently called "federal government".

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