Policemen Of The World Essay

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Assignment 2.1: Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline Professor Alan Rogers HIS 105: Contemporary U.S. History 23 November 2014 Since achieving liberation from the British in 1776, foreign strategies utilized by the United States (U.S.) throughout the years have proceeded from expansionist to isolationism to preserving democracy (wherever it seems to take us). With the self assigned task of preserving democratic autonomies for those who are unable to stand up for their rights and freedoms, the U.S. has in my opinion taken on the role of “policeman of the world.” I. Determine two to three international events from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War. A. Issues Regarding Guantánamo Bay…show more content…
The industrial Revolution (1760 - 1820) B. Treaty of Paris (1898) C. The Cold War (1947 - 1991) III. List three to five (3-5) international incidents since World War II where America has taken on a policing role. A. The Bay of Pigs Invasion / Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) B. Vietnam War (1964) C. Persian Gulf War (1991) D. Afghanistan War (2001) E. Iraq Invasion (2003) IV. List three to five (3-5) driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international incidents you outlined previously. (Consider treaties, exit strategies, elections, wars, etc.) A. Castro Seeks to Control Cuba and Establish a Communist Regime B. Tonkin Gulf Incident C. Saddam Hussein Seeks to Control Kuwait D. Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda Network E. Suspicions Regarding Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction References Anderson, J. (2003). American Hegemony after 11 September: Allies, Rivals, and Contradictions. Geopolitics, 8(3), 35-60. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.libdatab.strayer.edu Aronowitz, S. (2000). The New World Order (They Mean It). Nation, 271(3), 25-28. Retrieved from
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