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American Imperialist Ambition

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American Imperialist Ambition Anglo-American dominance has been a major international concern in the context of global politics. Since the past century United States entered the arena of imperialism as an expansionist nation, since that moment the country has done everything to maintain its supremacy using its economic, military and cultural strengths. Actually the world is questioning and trying to prove about the truth of American Imperialism and its future effects in the world's organization and politics. Thru out the years the United States has been the principle persecutor of Imperialism and has implied this theory in many points of history. The American society remembers the Manifest Destiny, the Spanish American War, the Frontier Thesis, the Dollar Diplomacy, the Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary, which they all clearly stress imperialist doctrines through American and world history. It is important to mention that the United States became an imperialist nation since the 19th century because of the urge of Americans to explore and expand over seas with their idea of the Manifest Destiny; some factors that led and are still leading this country to start with their imperialism were the political and military competition including the creation of a strong naval force, and the economic competition among industrial nations and a belief in the racial and cultural superiority of people of Anglo-Saxon decent. ...read more.

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(52)"The emerging doctrines enshrines the idea that each government is responsible of what goes inside its frontiers, therefore, the sovereignty respect of the country is under condition if it fails to act as established or thought by the Unites States. It is imperative to mention that such doctrines violate the United Nations rules of self-defense and proper use of force, having a double moral in the message exposed to the world population. "Everything else is secondary: international rules, traditions of partnership, and standards of legitimacy. (55)" Therefore, such policies are evident strategies for American Imperialism and dominance continuing with force in the new millennium. After reading the article by John Ikenberry and searching information in other sources regarding American Imperialism, I am in complete agreement with almost the totality of major points exposed in the article. Through history the United States has demonstrated the world their ambition for imperialism but lately it has grown. Since 1898 when the Spanish American war started the country was introduced to a capitalism world with an urge to acquire new territories around the world like Cuba and Puerto Rico. These imperialist actions have continued until our present time, inspiring in the ideas of the Manifest Destiny. In Colombia our population has suffered immensely with the United States imperial aspiration; there first conquest in our territory was in 1903 with the acquisition of the Panama Canal after the obligated separation of Colombia to form an independent country. ...read more.

Conclusion

But what the government is not taking into account is the human tragedy around the conflict, daily the American soldiers kill more than 1,000 Muslims and what I ask my self is that although the United States hosts the United Nation and its one of the founders of such organization that works to promote the world peace and security they don't respect the institute charter (Steelen n.pag). The same Ikenberry mentions the United Nations statute and its legal parameters in the use of force and the protection of human rights especially mentioned in the Article 51 of the agreement. Bush administration in my view should remember such rules and the importance of the United Nations for the world population and its functioning. Concluding, I mention that American Imperialism has existed for more than a century and that most of the countries in the world have suffered from it. There ideas of expansion are strong and persevering but are the definition of a complete violation of a country sovereignty, a protection of human rights and a legality of the use of force. It is a nation that has consecrated as one of the worlds most powerful nations imposing new imperialist ideas and a continuous American ambition to preserve global security. Today a new phenomenon is surging, the European community who is becoming a threat to the United States not as a terrorist group but as an influential alliance that every day acquires more unity and power creating a stable alliance that could control the American Imperialist Ambition. ...read more.

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