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By Phillip Margulies

This quantity examines questions touching on whilst the U.S. should still use army strength, how the USA should still reply to globalization, and no matter if firms corresponding to the United countries nonetheless paintings. It explores America's function in the course of the views of Europe, Latin the US, the Islamic international, Asia, and Russia.

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43 Puerto Rico became a self-governing territory whose inhabitants are American citizens but cannot vote in American presidential elections. The Philippines became independent after World War II. S. armed forces whenever American business or strategic interests were threatened. It is also, like the others, the location of an American military base. S. imperialism, since during this period the United States annexed territories that it did not put on the road to statehood. To those who define empire narrowly, America’s imperialist expansion was brief and limited.


24 Fo c u s on the Unite d St ate s It is less well known that the doctrine was originally proposed by Great Britain. After Napoléon’s defeat, Great Britain was urged by Russia and by the restored French monarchy to help Spain regain its colonies, as part of a general European effort to undo the effects of the French Revolution. But Britain’s government preferred that the new republics remain independent. As independent republics they could be trading partners with Britain, whereas as part of the Spanish Empire they might be required to trade only with Spain.

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