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Unformatted text preview: s rapprochement with the United States in the 1890s is often described as a successful case of appeasement.6 Skillful British diplomacy indeed played a part in significantly improving relations between the two over the course of that decade, but that case does not deserve the term. The United States was not particularly hostile to Great Britain in the first place, and no vital conflicts of interest existed between the two powers. The AngloAmerican rapprochement was more the result than the cause of that commonality of interests.7 In sum, appeasement
—strictly defined—is a strategy best avoided. Realistic bargaining or negotiations involving mutual compromise and presumably fixed intentions is another matter entirely, however, and should not be confused with appeasement. APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE
7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013
CFJPV AT//Appeasement Good – General The offense goes our direction – in the context of rogue nations appeasement can only be counterproductive prefer empirical examples Henriksen ‘99
(Thomas H. Henriksen, U.S. foreign policy, internation...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at Berkeley.
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