America was always known as a rather isolated nation, but commercial interests in Latin America and East Asia, along with fulfilling “God’s will” of Americanizing the world to create peace and a better world, altered the United States’ foreign policy. These changes had an impact on society to where Americans discriminated against the waves of Japanese immigrants enough that the Gentlemen’s Agreement was implemented to reduce immigration to the U.S. and reduce discrimination against the Japanese-Americans. Also, the increased involvement in the world established the United States as a world power which gave society a reason to have high hopes for the future and attempt to make the world a better and more peaceful place. -------------------------------------------- [ 1 ]. United States and the World, Week 2 [ 2 ].
At the end of the Seven Years' War, France surrendered Canada and much of the Ohio and Mississippi valley to British rule. The colonists, upon seeing the vast lands, jumped at the chance of Britain’s vulnerability and started heading west to settle in the area. However, the Proclamation of 1763 reserved lands west of the Appalachian Mountains for Indians and forbade white settlement there. By preventing the colonial population from moving inland, the British ministry hoped to avoid costly Indian wars and keep western land speculation under the control of the crown. This terribly clashed with colonial interests for territorial expansion and would come to mark itself as the first amongst many policy mishaps Britain enacted.
The missionaries influence became an important stepping-stone in the transition toward westernization. Now, Hawaii was officially "westernized": socially, through the "work" of the missionaries, politically through the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and economically through over-dependency on the sugar industry. The actions of these events, as well as their results, were the main proceedings that prove Hawaiians did not adopt western ways, but instead were forced to conform to them. Hawaiians did not understand this concept of land ownership and because of their lack of knowledge in western policies they were quickly taken advantage of. So we should ask ourselves, is Hawaii picture perfect culture really as unique and diverse as it says it is, or was our history so tainted by societal pressures of the United States
The US foreign policy moved away from isolationism during the 1890s due to commercial reasons since the US wanted to trade with countries such as Hawaii and Cuba for supplies of tobacco and sugar. This links to the expansion of the USA politically to rival with other nations, as the US were then able to build a naval base at Pearl Harbour, in Hawaii under an 1887 treaty. This enabled the US to move away from isolationism. Another reason for the US foreign policy to move away from isolationism was because of the influence of the Yellow Press on President McKinley since William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer publish sensational stories on the Cuba rebellion. On 8th February, Heart’s Journal published a private letter from the Spanish diplomat describing McKinley.
Enlarging the EU would bring democratic institutions, protect human rights, and would end the divisions in Europe which would benefit the member stated who would be bringing peace to the region. The more countries that were involved within the EU, the more successful and significant it would be. It was not only the economy of others which would be an advantage to member states but also the links that other states had. Former communist states had links with Russia which the EU could use for diplomatic link as Russia would not join. The USA and Russia were in favour of the expansion because eastern states would be involved in western politics and their systems.
The enforcers of this league condemned the policy of imperialism and were against much of what it stood for. Also the league does not agree with the sacrificing of soldiers for the purpose of this policy. The outcome of this foreign policy going into the twentieth century was that of success the United States was able to make their empire very strong. Although they did get into some conflicts along the way but nothing that they could not handed. The weak countries were easily commanded while other less persuaded countries were forced into submission or aggressive agreements by use of military force or economic
* Japan borrowed ideas from other places hoping to gain power and If needed fix the situation they were in. over time they also developed their own traditions and adapted the ones they borrowed. * Buddhism provided a potentially unifying religious tradition for a divided society and support for the imperial regime. In japan the goal of Buddhism was no longer nirvana but the rebirth in the Pure Land of the Western Paradise.
The new Manifest Destiny differed from the old in that it consisted of expansion to foreign areas to improve trade and contribute to the growth of the American economy; however it remained the same in that American citizens believed their reasons for expansionism were justified by God’s given right and that they were even saving the people of the territories by the spread of Anglo-Saxon values. Differing from past imperialism eras, the expansion of the 20th century dealt with foreign countries and the intervention of many foreign affairs (Doc G). The beginning of American expansion into Latin America began with a boundary dispute between Venezuela and Britain in the late 1890’s. A nervous President Cleveland threatened war with the British, who were a potential threat to America’s security with their presence in Venezuela. After this affair, America defended all of the Latin American countries and protected them under the Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary.
In other words, it was the geopolitical situation that “justified” the western powers to win the “hearts and minds” of the world and to gain potential allies and keeping strategic ones. Through setting up governments and policies to suit their tastes, the western powers (largely the US) will gain client states throughout strategic regions in order to create more buffers against the communist bloc. And for the countries of the south, modernization theory was then the ideological basis of promising a better future4a- but, of course- only to the newly ruling classes that were accumulating westernization for their own benefits, and that of their own
Regardless, it appears as if Harry Truman used Machiavelli’s idea that an initial intense trauma would quickly end any type of rebellion; in Truman’s case, the Japanese. Also, alternatives to end the war were not actively pursued by Truman, which show his somewhat impatience to end the war. Truman ultimately turned out to lead with a heavy fist, perhaps even consequentialist because of the gravity of the decision to actually use such a powerful weapon. Although Machiavelli makes it clear in The Prince that it is important for a ruler to be loved and considered clement by his people, Machiavelli made it even clearer that is more important for a ruler to be feared than loved. In chapter VIII of The Prince, Machiavelli wrote that it, “is much safer to be feared than loved”, thus making dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a perfect example of this Diego Regin 2 ideal(Machiavelli Ch.