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Answer they realised they could get more(of everything) if they are involved
How did World War 2 and the Cold War with the Soviet Union change the direction of US foreign policy?
The emergence of the Soviet Union put an end to the US pre-war tendency toward isolationism. Foreign policy turned toward preventing the expansion of communism, which would bo…lster the political and military strength of the USSR (which already threatened the security of Europe). Acceptance of non-democratic regimes (e.g. Cuba under Batista, South Vietnam) was found preferable to allowing socialist governments to take root.
The President directs, and the day to day operations of policy are in the hands of the Secretary of State.
The US would "bail" Britain out, by the use of the "Lend Lease Act" (Arsenal of Democracy...giving Britain Rifles, Pistols, Machineguns, Tanks, Warships, Food, Medical S…upplies, Airplanes, Fuel, Clothing, Ammunition, Artillery Shells, Bombs, Lumber, etc...). In return, the US received base rights, and Britain's acceptance of the US Policy of no further colonialism...at the expense of the US taxpayers.
In 1918, World War I ended and in 1941, World War II began. In between the time was the Roaring 20s era (a time of economic boom) and the Great Depression (quite the opposite)…. During this time, the US looked inward to focus economic growth (during the 20s) and smooth out the depression with the New Deal (in the 30s). The US adopted an "isolationist" policy in which they pretty much ignored (for the most part) foreign affairs. They didn't not want to nor did they need to get involved in world politics and warfare until 1941. You know what happened afterward. there was no economic boom at all. when the war ended unemployment jumped to over 11%. farming dropped off because there was no more foreign demand for American agriculture. America always had said that they wouldn't get into foreign affairs but as history shows they always have.
What were the motivations that caused the US to adopt a more expansionist foreign policy in the late 1890s?
A burgeoning economy in need of larger markets and more resources. This was fueled by "yellow press" and concept of American Exceptionalism.
It was now treated as a World Power.
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Containment of the free trade international market allowed the U.S. and communist countries to avoid nuclear confrontations helping to secure the peacetime foreign policy.
It did not change until WWII.
President Truman believed the US needed more than a "get tough on the Russians" policy following the war. Russia's history was one of expansion as much as possible and t…he Soviet Union was following that same idea. Because of the desire of the Soviets to expand westward, and the fact that Stalin had a pathological mistrust of the US, it would be impossible to come to a peaceful settlement with the Soviets. Thus, the policy of containment, developed by George F. Kennan of the State Department, was adopted by the Truman administration. The policy would allow communism where it already existed, but would use all force necessary to prevent any further expansion. In other words, communism would be "contained" where it presently existed.
Germany's foreign policy was conservative and sought to preserve the balance of power in Europe
The Monroe Doctrine was the beginning of a long-term American Policy of preventing other great powers from interfering in Latin American Political affairs. also keeping Eu…ropean powers out of the Americans, The Monroe Doctrine upheld Washington's policy of avoiding entanglements in Eurpean power struggles.
After the 1860s, America was still in reconstruction after the Civil War. But during the turn of the century, American imperialism started with the Spanish-American war and th…e USS Maine incident. When America had received Puerto Rico and the Philippines from Spain after the war, imperialism in America was beginning to fall with the Anti-imperialist sentiment that was helped largely from author Mark Twain. After the 1900s however, American imperialism sum what ended, but still continues today.
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you might want to discuss the Bush administration's African policy legacy and its implications for the Obama administration. Many have argued that the events of 9/11 led the a…dministration to view the African subcontinent differently, and that the US has altered its conception of national interests in the region. The tripling of American foreign aid to the region is noteworthy. there are articles available on this subject via jstor if you have access? there is an excellent article on the defence kind of issue by Francis J. Gavin called Same as It Ever Was: Nuclear Alarm ism, Proliferation, and the Cold War that may be of some use. perhaps it would be worth looking up some issues of the american political science review?