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    American Foreign Policy

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                 American foreign policy has taken an imperialistic approach towards the rest of the world after World War II. America was an example to the rest of society because we thought we were doing God's will to prosper. We were living in a New World Order in which free enterprise, democracy, and respect for human rights was our priority. America felt that it was chosen to lead the world and promote security for the entire world. The North Vietnamese threatened this security during the Vietnam War when they wanted to take control of South Vietnam and spread communism all throughout Europe and Asia. The policy of containment, which was used as a strategy to counter aggressive Russian foreign policy, was futile during the Vietnam War. A new approach had to be developed by President Nixon to help the United States out of this situation.
    The presidents declared doctrines reflected their views towards the rest of the world. For example, President Nixon announced its allies that he would no longer send American troops abroad to defend them. President Nixon declared that his aid was to be restricted to the transfer of money, equipment, and technology. This was a very bad move at the time because the United States was still deeply involved in the Vietnam War. On the other hand, President Truman showed how much he believed in our role of maintaining world peace. He declared that it must the policy of the United States to support people who are resisting attempted subjugation by aimed minorities or by outside pressures.
    Henry Kissinger played an important role in shaping American Foreign Policy. He was the security advisor to President Nixon, and was a great believer in the balance of power. Henry Kissinger believed that all actors in the International Arena should be able to shift from one direction to another to keep equilibrium in order to insure stability. He advised President Nixon that working together with other countries is a better m…

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