The Cold War ended in 1991 after the Soviet Union fell apart. Since then,
Russia's economy paralyzed, and the United States is three trillion dollars in
debt, and both counties were weakened by the Cold War because of military
spending. To have world peace does not mean that United States should increase
its military strength. The Realist theory would argue that military strength is
important to maintain peace both domestically and internationally. Even though
the United States as the only superpower remains in certain perspective, the U.S
can not be the peace keeper for the whole globe and every state on it.
First of all, there are more than two hundred sovereign states in the
whole world, and to have world peace requires every sovereign states' effort not
only the United States but also every other states. A good example was the
coalition force led by the United States under UN command which defeated Iraq's
invasion army in Kuwait City in 1991. But the United States still respected
Iraq's sovereignty under international rules. That was probably the reason why
President Bush did not order the U.S army to invade Iraq after the U.S led
coalition force expelled Iraq's force in Kuwait. Another example would be when
Iraq's government massacred thousand of ethic minority Kurds when the Kurds
rebelled against Iraq government in northern Iraq. The United States did not do
a lot to help the Kurds because United States and the rest of the countries
around the world recognized Iraq as a sovereign state in the international
community even though that United States had a large military presence in the
Persian gul f area during that time.
More and more, non government
organizations also play very important
roles in world peace. Since 1945, the United Nations, a non government
organization, has helped to bring cease-fire agreements to numerous hot spots
around the globe in place like Cambodia or the Mid-East. Individual... [continues]
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