Students protested for democracy brutal conflict

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Students protested for democracy Brutal conflict America couldn’t do anything about it Most significant blow to administration and its European partners failure act decisively with respect Serbian assaults on Croatia Setbacks in south America Haiti Venezuelen military attempted a coup against the democratic government of Haiti Gorbachev was committed to democratic reform but economic situation was worsening and the fate of democracy hung in the balance
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America’s Mission: The US and the worldwide struggle for  democracy in the 20 th  century  17:53 Problem was even the committed democratizers in the kremlin America cant do much to aid efforts American intervention in Somalia in December 1992 Bush occupied country for humanitarian relief Many felt that because bush didn’t know how to act in a wilsonian manner toward Haiti, Yugoslavia, china, panama, USSr that he looked for a low cost, hi profile action in the horn of Africa 3 different ways ot evaluate the bush years 1. New world order was potentially in the making, but that his faulty leadership prevented the US from laying the groundwork for what would have been an enduring Pax Americana 2. Wilsonian enthusiasm of the first half of the Bush administration was misplaced all along. Limits of the contemporary wave of democratization would be reached obstacles to the consolidation of democratic governments were simple too great for all the transitions following the fall of the berlin wall to be sustained 3. Selective liberal democratic internationalism was an essentially realistic approach to world affairs where it could reasonable do so Washington acted to support democracy or economic liberalism or to restore the peace as in the Philippines, Mexico, and central America in americans self interest/ security for democracy to expand abroad realize country’s power is too limited for it to promote reforms imprudently Wilson, carter, Reagan, all prioritized fostering democracies for sake of national security Relists=Johnson/Nixon doubted that promoting transitions to democracy abroad mattered much at all to national security Selective promotion of democracy abroad= Roosevelt, Truman, jfk, bush During 1992 presidential campaign Clinton called for an acive American defense of democracy and human rights with respect to Haiti, china, and former Yugoslavia= appearing more in line with carter and Reagan than with bush Once took office adopted bush’s policy in all of these cases deciding against asking for trade sanctions against china for its human rights performance backing down from threats against the serbs limit on American involvement in Somalia failing to restore Aristide in Haiti
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America’s Mission: The US and the worldwide struggle for  democracy in the 20 th  century  17:53 Clinton supported NAFTA hoping it would reinforce democratic trends in mexico/ North America.
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