Day of Empire Amy Chua Essay

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Day of empire Throughout the introduction, Chua explains how Hyperpowers rise to global dominance and why they fail. In 1999 France declared that The United States had become the worlds single hyperpower. dominant in all categories, militarily, economically, technologically, and culturally and that is was not acceptable to France. She strongly believes that if the United States continues to be globally dominant in the future, it should continue to be a hyper power not imperialism and military force. 1980’s the United States of America was the single hyperpower. since then many things have changed, the idea of America being “dominant in all categories” is not as accurate or true as it is current day. As Chua says in the book, “… its confidence shaken, reputation bruised, its fisc depleted by hundreds of billions poured into a war it may not win.” The United States is no longer known as hyperpower. The United States is specially ilequipped to deal through this problem. And the secret of world dominance lies in relative tolerance that is the ability to attract the worlds best and brightest talent. Tolerance is showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. Saying that, tolerance is a necessary condition to become a global hyperpower. The United States’ place in the world faces the same fundamental problem in history but precisely because it is a modern democratic hyperpower The Achaemenids ruled for over 200 years, taking place in 559 B.C. to 330 B.C. Even though The Achaemenid Empire took place long ago, it is still known as one of the most culturally diverse and religiously open empires in history. The Kings of the empire decided to bring in new members with talent like Greek doctors, Lydian woodworkers and Ionian stonecutters, as well as foot soldiers from Ethiopia, Sogdiana and more places within the

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