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US Foreign Policy

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The US foreign policy is the policy through which the US interacts with other nations. The overall goal of this policy is to secure democracy for the benefit of both the American and international communities.
Well, the Roosevelt Corollary stated that the United States would pay off the debts of Latin American countries in order to keep Europe out. Roosevelt feared that European powers would loan money to these countries and thus become involved in the western hemisphere (a violation of the Monroe Doctrin…
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Isolationism is generally considered to be a nation's foreign policy that has strong limits to comprehensive defense and trade agreements. Such a policy avoids external agreements that may bind a nation to act internationally when it may be better to not do so. The US was a perfect example of isolat…
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US polocies after/during the warThe Korean war was followed in accordance with the Truman Doctrine and NS68, which both basically were ultimatums that the U.S.S.R. was trying to take over the world- and that the US would help any country that was under the threat of falling under Soviet Communism. T…
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Pres. Eisenhower, former clerk of Gen. MacAuther who said "the U.S. should not get involved in a land war in Asia." Ike was advised by some of the joint chiefs to enter the war along with the French in order to secure Camron Bay that was later (after the Nam war) used by Russia as a sub base. Jobs! …
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Prior to World War II, American foreign policy was isolationist. We felt that other nations problems, particularly their wars, were their own business and we avoided getting involved unless we felt directly threatened. As a result of WWII though we decided that threats to peace and freedom elsewhere…
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The 1970s were times of great change in South America, with peasants and workers organizing for what they thought was a better life, looking up to communism. This was a severe threat to American corporate interests, and Salvador Allende, (Chile's President before the coup d'état) was a socialist on…
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The Answer is obvious NO. By interfering the American government has earned a bad name for its people and country. If it wants to last a little longer as a super power it must learn to respect other countries' sovereignty. Otherwise it will meet a fate similar to the Soviet Union. Here is a quote f…
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Answer Kristallnacht was the brain child of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Property of small Jewish merchants all over Germany was destroyed and window glass smashed in a show of nazi force. It was a wakeup call for many Jews who intensified their efforts to get out of Germany alto…
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In the late 1930's the US hero Charles Lindbergh joined with many other Americans to create an anti war atmosphere. Whatever the value of joining the war before 1941, it seemed correct as the US was not until late 1941 that the US faced the Pearl Harbor disaster.
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The Monroe Doctrine stated that European nations should not intervene in countries to the south of the U.S. The Monroe Doctrine (actually written by John Quincy Adams), declared in December of 1823, was a superlative U.S. foreign policy statement. It was precipitated by various independence moveme…
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John Foster Dulles believed that communism was evil. He found it impossible to consider the Soviet Union anything but an enemy of the democratic beliefs of the United States. He did not believe a nation could be neutral in the Cold War. One must be for democracy and the ideals of the US Constitu…
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Answer As I'm not privy to White House documents, I'll have to go with what the government STATED was the primary goal...Containment of communism. The idea was that A) The U.S. would not invade communists countries, but they would do whatever it took to prevent communism to spread into other coun…
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The U.S. policy for WWI was isolationism and for WWII it was also isolationism until Pearl Harbor was attacked.
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America is at war because of paranoia rapidly spreading throughout the minds of Americans, because of the 9/11 terrorist attack on The World Trade Center in 2001. The American government has issued this war because of the fear that another attack will occur. However, even though this reason does sou…
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Answer Because Iraq invaded Kuwait and Kuwait is an ally of the US. Iraq's invasion also was a major threat to Saudi Arabia and under no condition could the Western world allow such a concentration of the world oil reserves to be controlled by Saddam Hussein.
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Because it is not an invasion per se, but a flood of civilians trying to live and work in the United States. By broking the law? Yes. They should be stopped? Yes. How? That is precisely the question no one cares or wants to answer.
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Sadly enough its going to go on for a long time. Saddam was not a good ruler but his rule did have a functioning country... If you opposed him life was not good! However, Bush felt compelled to divert our military assets from fighting Al-Queda in Afganistan and to divert them to a country where Al-…
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The League of Nations was first proposed by Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, in and address to the Congress of the United States on January 8, 1918. There is a link below to an article on the League of Nations, where this is discussed.
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The US sought to prop up friendly governments that supported US policy interests. The US and USSR each sought pawns in a game of international chess. You could equate US- Iranian Relations against USSR-Syrian/Egyptian relations.Likewise in Latin America, the US (through the CIA) was supporting the C…
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See link below for good (and conicise) information on the effects of the Great Depression and foreign policy.
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Thinking of it as a religious conflict only confuses things. Israel is an attempt by the Jews as a people to have their own country in their historic homeland. They did not do this by stealing the land, but by buying it and developing it. Most of the people who did this were not religious. Because m…
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No, it is officially termed the "Vietnam Conflict."AnswerThe US president went to war using his "constitutional discretion" calling ti a "police action".Correct, Only Congress can draw up the Article of War. In the Archives of the DOD Vietnam is listed as "an armed conflict" Since Congress never dre…
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Answer The US policy of containment was basically just the US policy to stop the spread of communism. Ordinarily, this took the form of stationing military forces in direct confrontation with communists: Greece, Iran, Germany, Turkey, Latin America, Korea, and Vietnam, and the general belief wa…
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We could possibly have won it but we didn't want to have to many of our soldiers dead. We didn't wanna sacrifice to many. -Lovey Given the understanding prevalent in the US High Command and Political circles of what the struggle was in Vietnam, YES, it was unwinable. Vietnam was seen as a Communi…
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Given the battles between warring factions there, and continued incitements by Iran, the US continues to fight destabilizing armed groups in the country. Despite popular elections and reduced terrorism, the military of the US has more to do before reducing its role in favor of Iraqi forces. Iraq is…
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The United States went through a period of isolationism between 1937 and 1945. During this time, the isolationists tried to keep the country out of the war in Europe. They wanted the country to focus on itself not the world.
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scientific imperialism-it refers to any situation when science;seem to act imperialisly.such as the tendency to push a good scienctific idea;far beyond the domain .In which it was originally introduced.government imperialism-the subjection of all developed and under developed countries and changing …
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Many of the religious extremists want the whole world to become Islamic and if we don't want it, they are willing to kill themselves in an effort to destroy any non-believers. That's us.If we are fighting them OVER THERE, they won't come OVER HERE to try to kill us. Our military is doing an exceptio…
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I'm not sure if this is what your looking for but, I believe the U.S. had allowed the Panama People to become legal U.S. citizens. Only the Panama people were allowed this action.
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McKinley and Imperialism The McKinley administration was known for economic prosperity and the growth and influence of business in American politics. The McKinley era saw the rise of American Imperialism. Imperialism is the desire to acquire influence or ownership of areas outside the United States…
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Answer It doesn't, the reason being that Europe poses no current threat to the US. This hypothesis is based on the simplistic supposition that in terms of the the out-side world, the sensitive US is primarily interested in it's 'protection from' all entities that it perceives as a danger. Answe…
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This is an incredibly vague question - to answer it fairly would take far more time and energy than I am able to commit. However: To be brief, US foreign policy was largely isolationist after World War I. The US was weary of joining the League of Nations, something that US president Woodrow Wilson …
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the us wanted to build a bridge going over Nicaragua conecting the pacific and the Caribbean!the us wanted to build a bridge going over Nicaragua conecting the pacific and the Caribbean!
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Contrary to President George W. Bush's announcement "They hate us for our freedom", this is certainly NOT the reason for Anti-American sentiment. Any person who has been to any Middle Eastern country aside from Israel and Cyprus can tell you exactly why Americans are disliked in the Middle East.…
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Answer Oil, Oil, Oil. George W Bush wanted to finish of the job his father started in 1990 and remove Saddam Hussein from power.Other countries were involved not just the US. Many British troops have also died there.
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The Bush Doctrine was released in 2001 as a way to address George W. Bush's foreign policies. Included in this is the defense from any terrorist or terrorist support groups.
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The attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was attacked at 7:55 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Our troops were mostly sleeping or on leave. By the time the attack was over at 9:40 we had 2403 sailors or civilians dead or trapped soon to be lost. Japan we felt was negotiating with us in an effort to prevent…
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Several reasons why the United Sates is attractive to foreing marketers
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The United States first got involved in Middle Eastern affairs during a number of Post-World War II crises such as the Israeli-Arab Conflict, the Coup d'État of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran, and the petroleum trade with the newly independent Arab Nations.
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The United States did not get the Jews out of Germany, so they spent no money on that.
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In 1940, Churchill was in dire need for warships. There was the Destroyers for Bases Agreement whereby 50 USN destroyers were transferred to the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy in exchange for base rights in the Caribbean and Newfoundland. Thus the Americans gave ships to the British and the …
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Answer The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis that lasted from November 4, 1979 until January 20, 1981. Members of the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, a group of militant university students who were supported by the new Islamic regime, held 63 diplomats and three additional…
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Article II Section II of the U.S. Constitution says that the president "shall from time time give congress information on the state of the union..." Therefore, the State of the Union address is a speech that the US president delivers before a joint session of Congress and held in the House of Repre…
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what idea was the major justification for U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War era?
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the American policy changed and adopted the policy of isolation because of many causes but the main cause was recognition and acceptance it a problem of only Europe not of the world so this sense of alienation from the very order of Europe dragged her tofollow the policy of isolation
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The war started when Iraq invaded Kuwait. This was seen as an aggressive action, and after attempts to restore peace, the UN approved a war. America, along with a coalition of other countries, decided to liberate Kuwait. There was also the matter that both of these countries had huge deposits of oil…
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Mohamad reza shah pahlavi aka aryamehr was the consistently the most pro US leader in middle east during his 37 reign. Iran's economy and military and anything in between was some how modeled Americans.He was the first Muslim leader to establish realtionship with Israel and urged president saddat of…
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to isolate america from the war
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deep in the anus.
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from the copious amounts of sexual activity that your mother supplied
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Lyndon Johnson The first president to send a fighting force into Vietnam was President Lyndon B. Johnson although President Dwight D. Eisenhower sported the French in the First Indochina War with navy and air support no actual forces had set food inside Vietnam
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Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iraq ( for their oil )
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He overthrew the previous Qajjar Dynasty.
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The US has launched wars against Iraq on two distinct occasions. The US joined the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 on January 17, 1991 with bombing raids on Iraqi positions along the Iraqi-Saudi border. The US joined the Iraq War of 2003-2011 on March 20, 2003 when US soldiers landed in Iraq and b…
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In 1979, in anger at the United States' refusal to render the deposed Shah back into Iranian custody, Iranians loyal to the Khomeini regime stormed the US embassy and took all of the embassy personnel hostage.
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Old factors: Manifest Destiny and Monroe Doctrine.New factors : Imperialism and Social Darwinism.The are interrelated that they all establish that America is superior and must expand to "help" other countries live the right way, the American way.U.S.A also wanted to have markets in the countries it …
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Since the start of the cold war, the epic battle against communism has had a tremendous impact on U.S. foreign policy. The resulting arms race and nuclear proliferation had made a direct confrontation between the United States and the FSU (former Soviet Union) or Russian Republics a catastrophe. How…
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U.S. Secretary of State John Hay wrote the Open Door Notes in 1899-1900.
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Statement of Foreign policy made by Presient James Monroe with the advice of Secretary fo State John Quincy Adams. U.S. will not interfere with European affairs in Europe. U.S. will not interfere with any existing European colonies in the Americas. U.S. will oppose European interference with any …
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Please put your question in a complete sentence. What do you want to know about Mormon US consulates? I would think the person may be asking: 'Are there any Mormon US Consulates? If so, who?"
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The Yom Kippur war took place on October 6, 1973. It took place on the holiest of Jewish holidays. The war led to the demise of the Soviet American detente because of the countries involved and the way the cold war played out between the two countries.
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The main reason that America viewed communism as a threat is because it eliminates the free market. Additionally, communist governments are usually violent and oppressive.
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Australia -- South Korea relations are foreign relations between the Australia and South Korea. Both countries established diplomatic relations in May 1963.During the Korean War, Australia has sent 17,000 soldiers to offer military cooperation with South Korea.Prime minister of Australia, John Howar…
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Israel has several allies, the main ones include USA, UK, Germany, Turkey and India. Amongst others are Canada, China and Czech Republic. While, USA is the biggest ally, India is fast emerging as the second biggest strategic partner.
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The emergence of the Soviet Union put an end to the US pre-war tendency toward isolationism. Foreign policy turned toward preventing the expansion of communism, which would bolster the political and military strength of the USSR (which already threatened the security of Europe). Acceptance of non-de…
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Anti-Communism During the 1920s, the public associated communism with anarchy and immigrants attempting to destroy our type of government. They saw the treaty signed by the new Communist Government in Russia, taking itself out of the Great War, as an example of communists not supporting the efforts …
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Answer 1 The United States may regard Israel as its primary ally in the Middle East, based on "common democratic values, religious affinities, and security interests". Their bilateral relations are multidimensional and the United States is the principal proponent of the Arab-Israeli peace process. A…
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Answer 1 Many non-Muslim westerners respect Islam religion (and even believe Islam religion as true God religion) and respect Muslims although their faith is not Islam. However, some others hate Muslims and try to fabricate issues and lies against Islam for two main reasons: first trying to deter…
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No, they don't hate Arabs. It is the opposite,. They have strong relations with Arabs.
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A better question is..."why do North Koreans love tyranny?".
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NATO-led occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq by America. Several of America's aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.Interference in the internal affairs of Middle East countries. Support the opposition.
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To protect their oil supplies.
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Naturally, the Shah would support himself, unless he had a death-wish.
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Answer 1 It is not muslims that hate Americans. It is the extremists who hate America. As for the people that do hate Americans it is usually not Americans citizens but the American government. And no I am not muslim. Answer 2 It is not Muslims that hate Americans. It is the extremists who hate Am…
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Salvador Allende (1908-1973) was a Chilean politician and former President of Chile. He was a Socialist, but not a Communist. Regardless, the United States believed him to be a threat in that he could turn Chile from be Pro-American to being Pro-Soviet. As a result, the United States supported Gener…
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In 1979, in anger at the United States' refusal to render the deposed Shah back into Iranian custody, Iranians loyal to the Khomeini regime stormed the US embassy and took all of the embassy personnel hostage. The majority of them were held for 444 days and only finally released when the United Stat…
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It is worth noting that Iran has had hundreds of Shahs, most living before the US even existed as country. As a result, most were not supported by the US. Assuming this question is referring specifically to the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, the US supported him because he was amen…
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Answer #1: There are three main reasons. Historical Relationship: The Shah had been an ally of the United States during his entire reign. As a result, there was a historical relationship between him and the United States. American Coup d'État: The United States was the country that restored the Sha…
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The US gave aid to the Sandinistas but withdrew support when the Sandinistas aided marxist rebels in El Salvador
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What is the current foreign policy WHERE? (in the US) The President is responsible for foreign policy.
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The Monroe Doctrine warned European countries to refrain from interfering in North, South and Central American countries, as well as the Caribbean. Violation of the doctrine, permitted the United States to take action. While on paper, this seems to be a positive act, many Latin American countries ha…
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Not good, due to repeated betrayals on both sides. The Middle East is not one united entity. One the one side, the United States maintains very good relations with Israel and Turkey because of their mutual military and political alliances (against the Arab States in Israel's case and against the C…
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If you accept Islands, Russia is only two miles from Alaska (the distance between Big Diomede Island (Russia), and Little Diomede Island (Alaska). Otherwise, the distance mainland-to-mainland from Alaska to Russia is about 55 miles.
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Certain benefits that go to members of congress. For example "franking" allows them to send mail to their constituents free of charge. They also can not be arrested on petty charges. They benefit from several other perks but you would have to look them up
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they sent in peace keeping troop to protect the civilians living there, and in exchange were attacked by a suicide truck bomb. when they were pulled out more than 500 troops were dead.
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Many functions of diplomacy or a diplomatic mission are the following: 1. Reporting 2. Negotiation REPORTING: Reporting involves the observation of political, economic, social and military condition of the host state. INGRATIATION: Negotiation is the second substantive function of diplomatic…
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acting like glen mason and being fat
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War has been an issue for the past 5 years. After 9-11 the U.S sent troops to Iraq,but they didn't realize how many people were going to die. Statistics have shown 4000 of soldiers have died,according to the video we saw in Nickelodeon.For real what's the point of this war? How many more people have…
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Its so importanat because 30% is government And 70% is court
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the nation felt threatened not only by sectonalism, but by events elsewhere in the americas He wanted to end anymore European involvement in the land grabbing in the America's also didn't want competition in the American expansionism. He also was flexing the US muscle at a time when we were not ta…
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The United States states manily benifited form the Rep. tax cuts--in turn benifiting businesses, allowing then to make more profits.
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None truly. Nicaragua was a third world nation, meaning it was not a part of the Cold War.
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