Globalization Essay

2495 Words Dec 28th, 2014 10 Pages
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The United States has been a dominant power since the mid 20th century. The U.S. has understood that being at the pinnacle of the world powers has vast benefits. It allows others to listen when one is promoting the spread of human rights or slowing the spread of weapons of mass destruction,” (Walt, 2011). As a result, this is the status and prestige that the U.S. enjoyed during the early 20th century. Up until now that is, the prestige, and status that the U.S. enjoyed is beginning to wane. In the past, there was no one to challenge the
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Yet it is critical on how this transition occurs, will the United States of America pass the torch graciously or fight the world for was she perceives as hers. In addition, if and when, America loses her coveted spot of number one, what will be her reception when she re join the other countries in the gallery?

Background

On December 26, 1991, the Soviet Union died and something new was born, something utterly new -- a unipolar world dominated by a single superpower unchecked by any rival and with decisive reach in every corner of the globe, and it was a superpower United States. A global takeover had not been seen since the fall of Rome. United States was a fully mobilized, concentrated unipolar power that stretched across the globe. There was not another empire that could make claims like this. The machine that was the United States was the biggest empire in the history of the world. Though looking at history it is pretty easy to see how she reach such heights. During the 20th century as the other countries engaged in World Wars with one another on their own lands, United States only had to sent troops and supplies across the waters. Thus the States were able to build she armies in relative peace and quiet without the interference of another bombing their factories. Geologically, the United States were not in any danger as the countries of Eurasia, tried to wipe one another off the

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