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There is no one answer as to “who” controls world politics. The world is run by a multiple of key players backed by other players with their own self-interests. The easy answer would be that the major powers run world politics: China and United States. Both these nations have influenced most, if not all, of international diplomacy. Although many people would like to think that these states have good intentions to influence world politics to make the world a better place, I see it different. I believe these world powers have their own selfish self-interests that drive them to influence as many political policies as possible. They are constantly battling for more power and influencing policy is the best way to oversee everything. The world powers, US and China, also genuinely want to help world politics as well. If other countries do not succeed, then they will not be as powerful as possible. Big countries need the smaller countries to do well because the world intertwines with one another. Although the major powers influence world politics, there are still some other players that influence these countries as well.
Behind every country, there are some wealthy, influential people who affect the agenda for each country. The United States have lobbyist that push for their person agenda to be sought out. Although many of these lobbyist do not see the light of day in international politics, the ones who have a huge financial standing with certain political parties might see their goals pushed onto the agenda of Congress and then on to the world agenda of the POTUS. The Middle East has the clearest example of this as the government has close ties to the major oil companies. These oil companies work with the government to help both partie...

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...s going to pull the troops out by 2012. Obama won and slowly pulled some of the troops out. This is not the only time we say public opinion work its magic. As recently as 2012 and 2013, people did not want US troops in Syria to help the rebels during their Civil War. The government listened and did not deploy troops to Syria and still today we see the problems that Syria faces. Although not all countries are democratic, the people still affect the world politics because of our advancement in technology. We saw the Arab Spring get started from the Facebook movement of younger middle easterners. This shaped world politics drastically as many nations made the development from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. Many people might not think that world leaders will hear their voice, but as a collective group, the people can make huge change to international policy.
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