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Should America Play the Role as a World's Policeman?

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Should America Play the Role as a World's Policeman?

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„Should the U.S. use its military and financial power to act as the world’s policeman?”

Today, America has to justify their acting like a world’s policeman, that they want to fulfill their mission to bring freedom all over the world. This behavior offers the question, if America should use its power or if the U.S. should better behave like other nations with a certain distance towards other countries’ problems.

To consider about this question, we have to take a deeper look to the American history. When the first settlers arrived in America they were oppressed respectively influenced by the British Empire. There were 13 colonies, which fought for their freedom. These people were very pious religious groups who had a strong belief in earning their place in heaven, and in creating an earthly paradise, in the strong belief that God had provided them with the land to make a new beginning. They did have high ideals, which they wanted to bring to other countries, too. We arrive now in the last two centuries and the expansion of America.

They have been justified, that they are the good chosen people on a mission to bring happiness, liberty and equality to foreign countries, ignoring countries with different cultures and values. I personally believe, that America should respect other rights in other societies to determine their own government.

There are some more points to consider here, like the fact that unstable regions can be havens for terrorists. On the one hand, America put an end to these areas, but they are killing civilians on many of the missions. Besides the cost of civilian lives, the war charges the live of American soldiers, too. The defenders would argue, that living with oppression and a constant state of terror throughout an entire population is worse than risk of a few death.

Thus leads inevitably, that Nations cannot grow and develop with constant threat of warlords and terrorists. At this point, America planted the grounding for those...