By the mid-20th century, the United States had become the dominant force in international relations. Some have argued that the United States’ military functions as the world’s “police.” This assignment covers the manner in which this shift occurred and the consequences the United States faces as a result of its status as “policemen of the world.” Using the Internet and reputable news sources, research two real-life international incidents from the past five years in which:
- The U.S. used military action abroad.
- Controversy existed within the American public regarding U.S. involvement.
- Controversy existed within the country or countries affected by U.S. involvement.
You have already developed a thesis statement and developed an outline in which you explored two real-life international incidents from the past five years involving the United States as they received an elevated status as a world power. Now you will develop the final paper in which you explore your main points in detail.
Prompt: Describe the manner in which the United States shifted to become the dominant force in international relations, and the consequences the United States faces as a result of its status as “policemen of the world.” Discuss two international events involving the US military from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.