The context of trying to paint the US in the best possible light? Then by your metric the Soviet Union had nothing to do with the wars in Indochina, Africa, all Middle East conflicts bar Afghanistan, Central and South America. I wish that were the case. Instead, they install dictators, autocrats and fascists. How about starting with what the US has done South of the border? Decades of supporting state terror, torture and disappearances, up to supporting genocide: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation - Wikipedia Most Notorious SOA Graduates – SOA Watch Declassified Army and CIA Manuals | Latin America Working Group Operation Condor - Wikipedia Holocaust Museum Houston Did U.S. Back Genocide in Guatemala? Again, I don't think comparing yourself to the worst atrocities of the British Empire is how one would judge the morality of a nation. And again, without taking in the wider context of how a nation exerts power, you cannot judge a nation's moral standing. For instance: United States involvement in regime change - Wikipedia Do all those children shredded by US ordinance or starved to death owe Uncle Sam a thank you? Relationship of Health Insurance and Mortality | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians What is access like to regular checkups and cancer screenings for the uninsured? Or do they only visit the emergency room once they are already very sick? Do they get free medication for life threatening illnesses? Do they get free physical therapy rehab for neurological conditions? And again, comparing the morality of your nation to the worst crimes of the Japanese Empire. Anyway, I think the British Empire would have done pretty much the same as the US - dropped a couple of A bombs on a population largely thought of as subhuman as a field test and to strike fear into the world to help secure global hegemony.