America’s dominance wasn’t by happenstance. It was a alternative.
There’s a fable Individuals inform themselves: After World Conflict II, america had no alternative however to be the world’s superpower and preeminent navy power. No different international locations have been robust sufficient after years of combating, and it was solely as much as the US, by advantage of its place, to rebuild and reorder the world.
The explanation that’s not true, says Stephen Wertheim, writer of Tomorrow, the World: The Start of US World Supremacy, is as a result of the US made a acutely aware resolution to hunt navy dominance earlier than World Conflict II ended. Such a method, solid within the warmth of battle, would assist the US thwart totalitarian regimes — particularly the Soviet Union in later years — whereas pursuing its personal pursuits.
WNU Editor: The management in Washington made the choice to be the world’s superpower and preeminent navy power, they usually have been pursuing it because the finish of the Second World Conflict. However does the typical American wish to run an empire? And has this standing of being a world superpower made the U.S. extra protected? This can be a debate that sorely must be completed. Sadly. I don’t see such a debate taking place within the close to future.