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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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forced Sterilization

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — International Law.

Linked to the idea of eugenics and the desire to breed out undesirable genetic faults, compulsory sterilization has, in the past, been undertaken by governments, especially during the first...

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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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Permanent Court of International Justice

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — United States History.

This is the name of the first World Court, established pursuant to art. 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations. The Council of the League appointed a Committee ...

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protectorate

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — International Law.

‘An arrangement may be entered into whereby one state, while retaining to some extent its separate identity as a state, is subject to a kind of guardianship by another state. ...

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Second Generation

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — International Law.

A descriptor for economic and social rights, being later in time developing, less widely acknowledged and accepted and more controversial than First Generation human rights (civil 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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