Essay on America The Imperial Power By Design Or Accident

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America the Imperial Power by Design or Accident
Imperial or imperialistic as defined by the Merriam-Webster: is: the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly: the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence. In summation: the effect that a powerful country or group of countries has in changing or influencing the way people live in other, poorer countries (Merriam-Webster). According to Vocabulary.com; Imperialism is a type of government that seeks to increase its size, either by forcing (through war) or influencing (through politics) other countries to submit to their rule
(Vocabulary.com). If you research further you find mention of the term “empire”.
According to Macmillan dictionary with regard to an empire (the rule of one country over several other countries)(Macmillan). Dictionary.com has the following definition: of, like, or pertaining to an empire; of, like, or pertaining to an emperor or empress. Characterizing the rule or authority of a sovereign characterizing the rule or authority of a sovereign state over its dependencies
( dictionary.com). Keep in mind from ancient times to before WWI there were still empires and “emperors”.
The United States is an imperialistic country. When did the United States move towards being an Imperialistic country or…

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