Policemen of the World Outline

Policemen of the World Outline

His 105
Professor Tracey M. Biagas
December 18, 2014

Policemen of the World

During the 1940s, Isolationism had been actively practiced in the U.S. until the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. This, subsequently, led to the United States’ politics to relinquish its Isolationist views and skew more towards becoming involved in neighboring countries affairs. Farther towards the East, the assumptions of world leadership and proclaiming the role of “policeman of the world,” erupted.   For instance, the Cold War (1947-1991) was a direct result from the U.S military intervention in Iraq and North-West Pakistan. The United States' military has taken on the controversial function of the world’s police, which has been seen in the 2003 Iraq invasion and further with various missions in Afghanistan, and drone attacks in Yemen, North-Western Province of Pakistan and elsewhere. The above-mentioned military actions are significant enough to justify that the United States Military has exponentially developed its foreign policy to ensue the role of being a world police.

Acting upon self-proclamation, the U.S. adapted to its foreign policy agenda and quickly became known as the “Empire of Liberty.” With its blooming economy, stable lifestyle, and endless opportunities, it wasn’t hard for the U.S. to impose its leading, “idealistic” world democracy. From supporting dictators to fighting terrorism abroad, the U.S. took the role and became known as the world-leader in promoting democracy, and supporting global liberty, leading to sizeable development in the third-world.

Throughout the United States' history of conflicts, from the Civil War, World War I to World War II, American foreign policy had developed a neutral ally-like and permanent relationship with Europe and its matters. During the WWI, the U.S. had declared neutrality with the European Union, which included that private corporations and banks are to sell or loan...