Democratic Peace Theory

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Intro:
US Presidents have made it a goal during their term(s) in office to establish a good relationship with foreign countries and even try to improve upon existing connections with our allies. Some believe it is to prevent conflicts between the countries while others dispute that it is a threat assessment by the United States to pick and choose their friends and enemies. Preventing conflict between two democracies or countries that practice democracy is called Democratic Peace Theory. However, research has begun to show that Democratic Peace Theory is ineffective and needs to be brought to an end as a model for how international relations are formed or destroyed. Democratic Peace Theory needs to be abolished as a support for forming foreign policy between democracies because of the burden placed on both parties to come to an agreement but still stand proud and victorious as a country without conceding anything.
History is still history:
Democratic Peace Theory is ineffective as a solution to the foreign policy of a country because they forget to include events that happened within their boundaries as a moment in their history because it would lead other countries to think that they are vulnerable and are easy targets to be taken advantage of. For example the American Civil War, when the Southern side decided they had enough of President Abraham Lincoln and trying to release all the slaves with his Emancipation Proclamation, they decided they would no longer be part of the United States of America, no one had any idea that there decision would turn into one of the most bloodiest conflicts in US history. This is a great, however tragic example of how Democratic Peace Theory is ineffective in preventing conflict within a country...

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