Filmmakers Mitch Anderson and Niall Ferguson explore the potential consequences of what could happen should the leaders of the United States decide to exit the international scene and return to our original roots as a republic - not an empire - in this thought-provoking documentary. How exactly does U.S. foreign policy affect the millions of people around the world that live outside of our country? Only by posing this pressing question can we begin to understand the effects that the decisions made at home have on our global community. At the end of World War I, the U.S. was considered an isolationist nation; today we have bases in over ninety countries. As the population and economic power of the U.S. shrinks, the rest of the world keeps on growing. Intrigued by the though of what could happen should the America decide to withdraw from its foreign bases and focus strictly on domestic issues, producer Anderson and reputed BBC and Chanel4 personality Ferguson embark on an investigative trip across four continents to speak with the very experts who could offer realistic answers to this heady question.