And came home from a long voyage with the equivalent to five times the GNP of your country, in some form of true wealth, in the holds of your ships?
You would have to find a delicate balancing act between making changes and not scaring your goverment. As Forrest Gump would say, "That's a bad thing."
One of the first things I would do would be to make sure the only K through 12 class sizes in the United States larger than twenty students were those of very popular teachers.
Health care. Don't know enough about it to improve it. I'd hire C. Everett Koop and let him do it. That would be fun to watch.
Tell George Lucas about it, then go with Spielberg to make the movie, because of the Han Solo shooting first issue. And that the special effect was cheesey and obvious. Seeing as Greedo was going to sell Han to a person who feeds women to animals for amusement I didn't see a problem with Han shooting first. Still don't. Somebody help me here. Did this have anything to do with California gun policies?
Go with Von Braun's idea of a luner mission. Sent a big fifty man vehicle, assembled in orbit, that drops two twenty man teams in detachable chunks that become bases and keeps ten men in orbit. With those small Air Force nuke plants they use in the polar regions (sent ahead of time) for everybody. Because with that much money, you could.
Help Bill Gates eradicate malaria.
Find out why, in this age of digital signal storage and processing you still see the stub ends of old commercials in with the whole commercials. Seeing as valuble as airtime is you would think that would be long gone. When I was a kid in the sixties the excuse was that's how the film was spliced on the reel they broadcast. They haven't changed since then?
Have a dirt clod war with Canada. Supplimented with folded newspapers, used as bludgeons, and rubberband guns. That's how we settled things when I was a kid. Winner gets to decide how to pronounce "garage". Second round decides "decal".
Well, thats all I can think up the moment.
Other than my respect for Drake as a man-of-arms increased dramatically when I heard he once fought off two Spainards armed with halberds and a swordsman, by himself. Killed one and put the other two to flight. Now that's an acid test of one's martial prowess. You how difficult it is to defend yourself from a long stick with a hook on it? Much less two in concert?