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64d2e004a6bdd9ffb00b7f2697365732121923cb.doc Dartmouth ‘10 1 Allied Prolif Allied Prolif ............................................................................................................................................................. 1 Uniqueness ............................................................................................................................................................... 2 Link .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Link .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Link .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Yixi is awesome. Last printed 9/4/2009 07:00:00 PM 1
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64d2e004a6bdd9ffb00b7f2697365732121923cb.doc Dartmouth ‘10 2 Uniqueness U.S. presence stabilizes volatile regions and assures global security. Thayer 2006 [Bradley A., Assoc. Prof. Defense and Strategic Studies @ Mo. State U, “In Defense of Primacy,” in The National Interest, Nov/Dec, Proquest] Throughout history, peace and stability have been great benefits of an era where there was a dominant power – Rome, Britain, or the U nited S tates today . Scholars and statesmen have long recognized the irenic effect of power on the anarchic world of international politics. Everything we think of when we consider the current international order – free trade, a robust monetary regime, increasing respect for human rights, growing democratization – is directly linked to U.S. power . Retrenchment proponents seem to think that the current system can be maintained without the current amount of U.S. power behind it. In that they are dead wrong and need to be reminded of one of history’s most significant lessons: Appalling things happen when international orders collapse . The Dark Ages followed Rome’s collapse; Hitler succeeded the order established at Versailles. Without U.S. power, the liberal order created by the United States will end just as assuredly . As country and western great Ral Dormer sang: “You don’t know what you’ve got (until you lose it).” Consequently, it is important to note what those good things are. In addition to ensuring the security of the United States and its allies, American primacy within the international system causes many positive outcomes for Washington and the world. The first has been a more peaceful world . During the Cold War, U.S. leadership reduced friction among many states that were historical antagonists, most notably France and West Germany. Today, American primacy helps keep a number of complicated relationships aligned – between Greece and Turkey , Israel and Egypt , South Korea and Japan
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