Political Science 1100, Introduction to American Politics, May 5, 2014
Dealing with Other Countries
Tough Choices, Deep Roots, Lasting Consequences
Choices any Nation's Leaders must make
A. Isolation Or Internationalism ?
B. Use Force Or Diplomacy To Settle Disputes ?
Alone or in
D. What Are Other Nations Really Up To ?
E. What Costs Are Tolerable ?
F. How do foreign policy choices affect domestic politics?
2. Deep Roots:
The Choice of the Past Affect Choice in the Present and Future
1898: The Spanish-American War
- The US took the Philippines, making it a power in Asia and a rival of Japan
1941 War with Japan, Germany and Italy
The U.S. a superpower after World War II
1945-1989: Cold war with the Soviet Union, the world's other superpower
The Truman Doctrine
The War in Vietnam
American presidents, trying to keep American involvement limited, got the US more deeply involved
1989 - to the present: The Post-Cold War World
9/11, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Goods and Services
People: The Immigration Issue