If America did not become the world leader that it has become the world would have a completely different appearance. Through gaining grand on the war front America was able to spread its beliefs and economic ideals to other parts of the world, thus the adoption of the free market economy. America inserted this economic system into countries all over the world, especially those who had suffered a great economic toll after wartime.
Perhaps democracy has spread to over a hundred nations since 1950 not simply because people yearn for democracy but because the most powerful nation in the world since 1950 has been a democracy. Perhaps the stunning global economic growth of the past six decades reflects an economic order shaped by the world’s leading free-market economy. Perhaps the era of pe...
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...America has become a hegemon and or a world power that cannot be ignored by any state. The American system has become the answer to an equation that people have been trying to figure out since the beginning of mankind. Though it is said that America may be in a decline, it is difficult to see it that way, how can a nation that holds such power over the individual mind outside its own country be declining. Americas influence around the world is too vast, as well as, too promising to be in a state of regression. In a sense, America still has work to do, not only within its own democracy, but internationally as well. The American dream, although it has altered since it was coined in 1931, it is still alive and so long as Americans believe in that dream and the government continues to reflect that then the United States will still hold its influence around the world.
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