United States as a superpower

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As we head toward the 21st century, America will be the greatest influence to the rest of the world as being the only true superpower in the post-cold war era. It is the only country with the military, diplomatic, political and economic might to handle any type of conflict or misfortune that may arise. The misconception that because the cold war is over, America should relinquish some of its military forces around the world and let country’s deal with their own conflicts and economic adversities. However, there are many problems around the world in which it would affect the U.S. directly or indirectly. These four articles depicts the military, diplomatic, political and probably the most important economic situation of the world in the post-cold war era. The main theme of these articles is about America and its role in the global arena in the 21st century.
What is the role of our nation is the argument of the four articles? The realist would argue to continue its dominance of the world and only be involved in world affairs when it deals directly with national interest. However, idealist would say it is in our best interest to be involved, to help others in need and to keep the world secure.
Krauthammer’s view In “Unipolar Moment” seems to come from a realist point of view, he states we are in abnormal times, with conflicts with Iraq and other states trying to obtain nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, it is the greatest threat to the world security today. Also, the enemy could be anyone, Iraq today, North Korea or Libya tomorrow. Further, Krauthammer states with an unstable period ahead of us, the best hope for peace is the American strength and will, making the rules for the world and enforcing them when broken.
The U.S. is by far the only major power leading in toward the 21st century, rather we want that burden is another question. By living in an unipolar world, other nations will look to us to deal with all conflicts or look to us for economic support. The main argument in the article is rather the U.S. can support its unipolar status and from all indications it may very well can if by getting domestic support. America in general have to change their attitudes towards foreign policy, it is just as important if not more important...

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...power of the world we have to maintain the peace and ensure the stability of the global markets. We have to protect our allies, even though some of them have no immediate threat of danger. I feel it is important to spend billions of dollars on our forces around the globe to retain our dominance and to ensure nobody try’s to challenge our leadership in the global arena. Also, by keep ensuring the safety of our allies it keep them from forming there own military forces if they had to protect themselves.
In conclusion, the United States is in the best and worst situation leading in the 21st century. The future looks very promising for our economy in more ways of more trade, less protectionism and better technology and communications. However, the world will look to the U.S. as the saver or as the virtue enemy. To our allies we must keep them as our friends, to our enemies we must keep them down and impose our will on them. We must limit weapons of mass destruction, which seems to be the number one threat to our global stability. Finally, we must assistance other nation’s to achieve political, social and economical success.
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