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By G. John Ikenberry, Zhu Feng, Wang Jisi

ISBN-10: 1137508310

ISBN-13: 9781137508317

ISBN-10: 1349553271

ISBN-13: 9781349553273

This ebook brings jointly twelve students six american citizens and 6 chinese language to discover the methods the USA and China take into consideration overseas order. The publication exhibits how each one country's traditions, historic reports, and ideologies impression present international dialogues.

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First, Wilson at least wanted to lead the United States in a much more internationalist direction implying greater activism abroad. Yet his plan for postwar order also favored self-determination where people in particular territories would have a say over who would have authority without outside pressure. 55 Opposition to imperialism tempered extraterritorial impulses. The second reason was that the United States was reacting to the disappointment of its World War I intervention. Despite victory, Americans were disillusioned that the war did not advance democracy abroad or change the imperial nature of European diplomacy.

Such problems could be ignored for only so long. The Great Depression If it was not apparent beforehand, the economic calamity that involved the shutdown of the global economy brought home the notion that the United States was not an economic island. Beginning with the stock market crash of 1929, the collapse was induced by each economy adopting “beggar thy neighbor” policies. , Smoot Hawley Tariff). Such mass defections from more open trade smothered the international commerce needed to keep the global economy breathing.

24 The functional pressures and practical problems generated by a “shrinking world” in conjunction with US hegemonic power altered US attitudes of own-sovereignty regarding the degree of acceptable cooperation. The shape of US sovereignty views began to bend slowly under the weight of global economic and military challenges. In earlier times, geography, the limited reach of global events, and nascent US capabilities meant that the US could only carry a limited load vis-à-vis world problems, and a limited world role helped keep the world’s problems out of the United States.

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