Re: Quid pro quo...
Shh. You're not supposed to notice that the only real difference between "superpower" governments is the facade of politics they claim to believe in. When it comes to their traits on "defense" (usually offense as far as the rest of the world is concerned), business dealings with the world at large, refusals to abide by ITC rulings, and how they prop up their favored industries using whatever buzzword terms the populace will accept, there really isn't all that much difference.
Just the feel-good buzzwords and methods used to make the populace think they have any semblance of control differ. You notice that they all claim to have "elections", for example, with varying degrees of complaint by the population that "they're rigged."
Why is it this way? Because behind every government mouthpiece is a self-interested and self-serving bureaucracy that is in control of what government actually does about the buzzwords their politicians are babbling... and they're cut from the same cloth at every level of government world wide.