The United States of America is the modern world's equivalent of ancient Rome. Its founding fathers set out to model their New World republic on the classical ideal.
Whether or not they succeeded in that endeavour, there's little doubt that America became the province of Mercurius
the Roman god of trade, commerce, and profit who emerged as the trickster spirit of modernity in the seventeenth century.
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