Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline

Assignment 2.1: Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline


In the last five years, the United States has exemplified the title of the world’s policemen by their involvement in many international incidents. Many policies the United States has implemented have contributed to the worldview of the police officers of the world status. Two international incidents where the United States military were involved were the Iraq war and the attack on the United States Embassy in Benghazi.

Three international events from the past five years that can be traced back to foreign policy created after the civil war.

A. The Iraq War and the BWC of 1972

B. The Benghazi Embassy Invasion and Counterterrorism policy

C. The Syrian Civil War and Immigration policies.

II. Three Aspects of U.S. history since 1865 that has led to the U.S.’s rise as a world super power police.

A. The rise of the industrialization of mass production.

B. The rise of economic powers through the Federal Reserve.

C. Increased Military development

III. Five ways international incidents since World War II where American has taken on a policing role.

A. Korean War 1950-1953

B. Vietnam War 1955-1975

C. Persian Gulf War 1990-1991

D. Afghanistan War Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014

E. Iraq War 2003-2011 Operation New Dawn

IV. Five driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international incidents

A. Stopping the spread of communism in South Korea

B. Stopping the spread of communism in Vietnam

C. Expelling Iraq from Kuwait

D. Reaction to the 9/11 Terror attacks

E. Stopping Saddam Hussein and WMD


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