The Political Uprising in Nicaragua
A comparison of the hegemonic stability theory and realist theory to the involvement of the United States following the political uprising in Nicaragua.
# 118717 | 2,601 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Feb 18, 2010 in International Relations (U.S.) , Political Science (U.S.) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present)
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This paper examines the political uprising in Nicaragua in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It describes the events leading up to the uprising and then specifically focuses on the United States involvement. The paper applies and compares the hegemonic stability theory and realist theory to the situation and argues the the realist theory fits the actions of the United States best.
From the Paper:"Both of these theories can be used to explain this situation, but only the realist theory meets up with the facts because research into the topic shows that the United States had more to gain than any other country. The Hegemonic Theory is something that the American government was trying to preach to both Americans and to people around the world. That is because this theory describes the United States as being a country that has the most power in the world, but also uses this power fairly, for the best interests of the countries that are under this system. While this might be true in some situations, the saga in Nicaragua showed what can happen if a country disobeys the wishes of the United States."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Background Note: Nicaragua". US Department of State. Nov. 2005. Viewed 13 November 2006. <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1850.htm#relations>
- Chomsky, Noam. What Uncle Sam Really Wants. Tucson, Arizona: Odonian Press. 1992.
- "Political Realism". viewed 13 November 2006. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pol116/realism.htm
- Shipler, David. "Victory for U.S. Fair Play," New York Times. 1 March 1990, A27.
- "The Theory of Hegemonic Stability". viewed 13 November 2006. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pol116/hegemony.htm
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