Interventionism After Ww2

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The U.S. foreign policy changed more drastically towards interventionism after World War II rather than after World War I because of the country’s national interest, the outcome of each war, and the decisions made by the presidents.
Supporting Idea #1- The U.S. foreign policy changed towards interventionism after World War II because of the country’s national interest after the war.
Evidence #1- The country’s foreign policy relies on the national interest after any war, returning from World War II, the U.S. was a global economic power and it’s national interest was forming a cooperation among member countries, which became the United Nations. The U.S. created an alliance system and supplied billions of dollars to help reinforce European countries
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foreign policy geared towards interventionism in the late 1940’s because it had a steady income and was able to get involved with foreign countries as opposed to remaining an isolated power.
Evidence #2- Conclusively, it was concern with fascism as a threat that led the American democracy to resort to an era of interventionisms rather than isolationism (Aboukhadijeh).
Analysis #1- Towards the beginning of World War II, America was set on staying out of the war at all costs however once European democracies began falling into fascist rule, the U.S. realized that an isolationism policy was destined to end. When it became clear that America would become a lone nation in a fascist-dominated world, the U.S. decided to intervene.
Analysis #2- America knew that they needed to mobilize their army and change their foreign policy in order to assist the Allies and keep the U.S. democracy out of danger from fascism.
Evidence #3- The president at the time of World War I, Wilson, thought it best that U.S. workers put the country’s national interest before their private interests. This led to government officials taking unlawful actions during a time of isolationism in fear of a threat of communism in the U.S.
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Analysis #2- For example, directly after the World War, the US supplied Europe with aid in hopes of resisting the spread of communism in a war-weakened Europe, as well as in the U.S.
Supporting Idea #3- The U.S. foreign policy changed towards interventionism after World War II because of the foreign policy decisions of the presidents.
Evidence #1- As president at the time, Theodore Roosevelt felt that an the United States could take on a role of being a global power. Roosevelt followed McKinley in ending isolationism that was the dominating policy of the country since the 1800’s. Roosevelt made aggressive decisions in foreign affairs without the consent of the Congress (Milkis).
Analysis #1- Under Roosevelt’s supervision, the U.S. acquired an overseas empire for the first time in history. With a new interventionist policy, America oversaw office in government in the Philippines, established the Panama Canal, and strengthened the Anglo-French ties with the U.S.
Analysis #2- In addition to meddling in foreign offices, an interventionist policy helped America build up the U.S. Navy into a powerful and national defense

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