One is the world’s largest economy at $15,7 trillion, the other the second largest at $8.3 trillion.
One democratically voted a member of an ethnic minority as its President, for the second time.
A feat unsurpassed by any nation in history.
The other has changed its leadership by committee.
Together they can demonstrate the power of an enlightened democracy, and the power of an enlightened socialism.
One desires to be Green as the right thing to do, the other does it because it works.
Should they seek to understand each other better and to co-operate, the world could see a new global era emerge where tyranny of culture, creed or political ideology will be increasingly restricted; and those who commit crimes against humanity regardless of cause will be held accountable.