Foreign Policy Throughout the Twentieth Century
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This paper begins by addressing the history of American twentieth century foreign policy as being a conflict between internationalism and isolationism. The paper describes five major periods of transition of twentieth-century American foreign policy and analyzes each. This paper then examines American interventions in the world from the Cold War to the Persian Gulf.
From the Paper:"Many foreign policy analysts have noted a conflict between internationalism and isolationism in the history of United States foreign policy. However, the recurrence of these ideas is not coincidence. In fact, as Schonberg (2003) claims in Pursuing the National Interest: Moments of Transition in Twentieth-Century American Foreign Policy, these ideas 'combined with their clear effects on actual policy in every era suggests that their role in the process of foreign policy change should be considered more closely.' (Schonberg, 2003, p. 230) Looking at the five major periods of transition of twentieth-century American foreign policy, the premise of this study will conclude that the U.S. has slacked in living up to the ideal set in motion under the administration of President Woodrow Wilson in committing its armed forces to battle."
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