The phrase Manifest Destiny was coined in the mid 19th century to put a smiling face on the westward expansion of the United States. This belief system served as justification for the slaughter of Native Americans, war with Mexico, and the employment of countless cartographers.
While US foreign policy in the 21st century does not include any immediate plans to annex sovereign nations, illegal invasions and occupations in the name of divinely ordained American destiny and Exceptionalism continues today. Being this exceptional does not come cheap.
The Hypercapitalist nation of the United States spends more on the military than the next 16 largest militaries in the world combined, swinging its nuclear tipped phallus like a homicidal bull in a geopolitical, cultural and religious china shop.
Let's call this Manifest Destiny's Child.