The US wants to rule every part of the world, odd bits not controlled by the US like Cuba are 'a thorn in our side'. Since WW2 Europe, originally just Western Europe but now also some of Eastern Europe, have been happy to play along with the US because it didn't affect them much. And the same applies to Africa, which votes entirely in favor of the US, or recently all but one in favor of the US, rather than face the inevitable sanctions. I don't see why the US didn't celebrate with China as their standard of living improved, it is now at a quarter of the GDP per person the US has. But the geo-politicians in the US pointed out we might have trouble with China if it came to a fight, so we started sailing our frigates close to the Chinese coast to ensure they felt threatened and started building up their military.