This paper highlights the dominance of the United States in the things in the modern day world. The United States forces have been awe inspiring in the global context. They have taken the policing role in many of the things that have happened all over the world. The U.S. Military has taken many actions abroad where they had to interfere in order to stop the problems that were gradually increasing. United States has risen to a super power in the last hundred years that has changed the landscape of the world. The thesis statement of this paper is to find out the rise of United States in the global spheres.
One of the major incidents in which United States had to interfere is the step that was taken to prevent any further damages of the common people by stopping the war. Their intention was to stop any further World wars (Zinn, 2016). They also wanted to prevent the domestic malice in the several countries as well. At first, they went against Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. After the evil of 2001 in which the World Trade Center was completely mixed into dust, USA had completely grown fierce to stop any further damage to their country or any other in the future (Zinn, 2016)The rising power of ISIS militants had to be taken care of as well. This is why USA launched missions to destroy their bases. Secondly, USA had begun to develop some campaigns to prevent the nuclear weapon development (Barnaby, 2012). These campaigns were done in the countries like China, Syria, Belarus, North Korea and Venezuela.
This can be stated that America had begun to take up the roles of the super power policemen in the world with some of their steps. They had developed some ground rules that could help them to control the various countries from producing the weapons and military equipments. This would help them to become the policemen of the world indeed.
Another important thing is the fact that both the countries of Yemen and Libya had been on the central points of the terrorist activities for long. United States have been keeping all the records of these activities since they wanted to intercept all the necessary information and stop the terrorist activities permanently (Barnaby, 2012). These countries are quite vulnerable and United States has expressed its interest in taking the matters of leadership into its hands. They have always wanted to show the common people of that region that they are with them and they have all the sympathy with them (Cordner, 2014) They also wanted to show they are against the terrorism in every necessary way.
The third thing was the fact that USA was afraid of communism being spread all over the world. They followed capitalism and Vietnam was the follower of communism. Earlier during the cold war, USA had continuously tried to stop the spread of communism by stopping Soviet Union. They also tried to stop North Vietnam from spreading the communism to South Vietnam.
There are some incidents in which United States has taken the policing role in many incidents.
The war of Korea
In the 1950s, North Korea wanted to attack South Korea. USA discovered that China was backing North Korea and both the countries followed communism. This is why along with United Nations; USA had sent their troops to that country only. Thus they stopped North Korea to invade their neighbors (Lowe, 2014).
Intervention of Lebanon
In Lebanon, there was a huge tension between the Christians and the Muslims regarding the crisis related to Suez Canal. The entire scenario was heating up and the Christian President of Lebanon invited the inspectors from USA to send some inspectors. The Muslim President of Egypt was against the Christians and fought for Arab nationalism. Eisenhower had sent some USA troops in Lebanon to solve the issues for then. (Evron, 2013).
Civil war of Dominica
The last elected President of Dominican Republic had been killed. Since then the entire situation in the country had been in great chaos (Arnold & Wiener, 2012). The military turnover took place there. Therefore USA decided to send some troops over there to make everything well again. They wanted to establish peace and prosperity in the region again.
This paper can be concluded by saying that USA is considered to be one of the most dominating forces in the present time. They have interfered in many global scenarios by taking up the policing role and their military has been strong enough to confront the enemy forces at any territory.
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