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Flora Vo 7 February 2008 Paper 3 Kiyoung Chang The United States is no longer needed in the European spheres since the conditions - an imbalance of power and the threat of communism - that triggered US involvement in Europe no longer exist. After the American Revolution ended in 1783, the United States possessed little influence in Europe, except the possible exception of trade. The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 stated that the United States will not meddle in European affairs and will remain neutral during European wars. America also expected the European powers to abide by the same rules. In reality, America possessed little power, and the only major actors in international politics are strong states. With few exceptions, this agreement existed until World War I when the US declared war on Germany. American involvement was needed to balance Germany’s power, which threatened the United States and Great Britain, her most respected friend. America, now a strong, industrialized power, played in important role in the international system and defeated Germany,
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course POLI 150 taught by Professor Mosley during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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