Thematic Essay: Foreign Policy Action

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Thematic Essay: Foreign Policy Action The United States has immensely relied its national interest through foreign policy actions since the 1900’s. Such as the Corollary of the Monroe Doctrine followed by Theodore Roosevelt which resulted in a profit for the U.S. As well as in the late mid 1900’s when the United States interfered with the naval blockade of Cuba where it would increase the military strength of the U.S. Many other actions have resulted in the promotion of national interest of the United States as well. Since the beginning of the 1900’s the United States has focused their foreign policies on nations for national interest. The Corollary of the Monroe Doctrine, adopted by Theodore Roosevelt, was a method of national interest…show more content…
In the early 1960’s the Soviet Union and Cuba had a very close relationship was during the Cold War where the Cuban Missile Crisis began. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred when the Soviet Union offered Cuba protection if they gave them the ability of planting missiles there. The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was in a breakdown when he discovered ballistic missiles in Cuba on October 16, 1962. By October 29 John F. Kennedy took action from the fear of the ballistic missiles striking Washington D.C. John F. Kennedy considered starting a naval blockade to halt Soviet missiles entering Cuba. The naval blockade became successful on October 29, 1962; Soviet missiles were interrupted from the regular schedule of importation. Luckily the naval blockade ended in an immediate result because a few days later the Soviet Union proposed a compromise between the United States and themselves. Both threats of annihilation between Soviet Union and United States were gone in the Western Hemisphere, both countries compromised on taking away missiles on Turkey, Greece and Cuba. This later resulted in establishing the hotline between Washington D.C and…show more content…
The Corollary of Monroe Doctrine by Theodore Roosevelt and the blockade of Cuba substantiate the United States’ national self-interest through foreign policy. That is why this nation is sovereign, because of how we use our abilities of superiority. Although being a superpower is a great advantage it also comes with a great responsibility of controlling peace around the world. As long as the United States is still a superpower, its foreign policy around the world will eventually lead to their nation’s
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