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Motives and American Foreign Aid Policy
This paper studies the motives behind America's foreign aid policy in general but specifically in Sudan.
# 6195 | 905 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in History (African) , International Relations (U.S.)

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This paper presents a discussion about the American intervention to stop slavery in Sudan. It discusses American interests from an outside standpoint and examines whether the American rescue efforts around the world are really for the betterment of the world or for power and monetary gain of the United States. It discusses the motivation behind American foreign aid in general, and specifically examines their actions in Sudan.

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"Around the world, America is known for its willingness to jump into the fray in the name of freedom and human rights. If a nation's people is having wrongs committed against it the United States is usually the first to send help, money, troops and any other assistance needed to restore the basic human freedoms that we believe are an inaliable right. When one looks things over from a purely informational standpoint it appears that America is the hero for human rights (Chaddock pp 2). However, if one peels off the top layer and examines the underpinnings of the issue one will find that America often champions the rights of those who can in turn help America with power, land advantage or money. America may not be as magnanimous as it tries to appear and it may be self serving need that drives it to stand up for others around the globe. Numbers of those seized and sold into slavery top 10,000 in some estimates (Chaddock pp 2). They are women and children as well as men and the atrocities committed against them are inhuman."

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