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The American century?

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 5509 words.

Despite rejecting the internationalist marriage Woodrow Wilson had arranged for it with the world, America was still the strongest state in the international system. ‘The American century?’...

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American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Preston.

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 168 pages.

For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign...

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Expansionism

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 5335 words.

Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that...

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First principles

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 5679 words.

The United States began its existence as an act of foreign policy. It is no exaggeration to say that the nation owes its very existence to the successful pursuit of war and diplomacy....

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Global America

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 5929 words.

By the end of the nineteenth century, the United States had become the world’s preeminent economic power. Yet for such a large and wealthy country, by 1890 the United States was in a...

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Hyperpower and its discontents

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 3112 words.

With the Cold War over, the United States found itself in a position of supremacy unmatched since the days of the Roman Empire. American power was supposed to stimulate the spread of...

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Introduction

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 1315 words.

This introduction outlines some of the main topics in the history of American foreign relations. It explains the importance of seven key themes—moral values; a belief in expansion and...

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Superpower

Andrew Preston.

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Diplomatic History; United States History; Diplomacy and Consular Relations. 9591 words.

The modern era was the American century, but it was also very much the communist century. Between them, the United States and the Soviet Union held the fate of the world in their hands. If...

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