As an american who has travel Id like to ad my two cents. I think the reason we americans do not seem to care about International affairs is because of the media. And being born and raised in Boston, I'm a huge Bruins(Boston was one of the original 6 hockey teams) and hockey fan. I also played hockey so that has something to do with it. I also have some great Star Wars internet freinds from Canada, one that I'm going to visit soon.