America can influence. You make it sound like the Europeans, Japanese are all dummieswhat is wrong with you, if I may ask (at the risk of being charged with insultin a member/trolling/provocation/flaming/post of no value et cetera)?
America is the FATF, it tells other members to vote the way it wants otherwise they too have to suffer the wrath https://defence.pk/pdf/goto/post?id=13136978 it coerces by bribery if that fails it punishes.
You have the following countries to speak for you:
GCC, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, Sweden, Russia