How has the United States shaped world events in the twentieth century?
In too many ways to list. Both good and bad. I will list a few
below. You may want to research them or pick new ones to research.
1.) Apollo moon landing. The greatest achievement of humans. 2.)
Involvement in WWII - The USA changed the outcome of the war. 3.)
WWI involvement. 4.) Cold War with Russia(USSR). This one involves
both countries. The cold war was scary and could have ended the
world. However, the cold war itself helped the world by forcing
both superpowers to research and create new technology that changed
the world. Ex. Space race and moon landing. 5.) Funding. The USA
funds many projects to better countries all around the globe.
However, because of misuse of funds and funding the wrong groups
this one might fall into the bad category or maybe the good. Who
really knows. Take feeding the North Koreans. It is a great idea
not to let people go hungry, but many people see it as helping the
nasty/crazy leader of N. Korea remain in power. And one day he
might use his newly gained nuclear weapons to kill more people that
would have died from hunger. Who knows what the right way to deal
with this leader is. I know if the name of his country was Iraq we
would already be invading. Like I said there are many more items.
Have Fun, Chris.