Us foreign policy aims to promote democracy
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" Because the United States is the most frequent and most powerful democratic intervener and because it is the intervener that readers of this journal have the best prospect of influencing, we highlight U.S. patterns of action. "
"After World War II, the United States played a significant role in deepening and widening democracy in Western Europe. The United States encouraged European integration to stabilize the West European democracies, and NATO was a bulwark within which Italy, West Germany, Portugal, and Spain democratized. Later, after the Cold War, the twin institutions of NATO and an integrated Europe together created powerful incentives for emerging East European democracies to join Western multilateral institutions."
We clearly intervene to promote democracy in the US
"We have about 50% of the world's wealth but only 6.3% of its population. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity .To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives ... We should cease to talk about vague and ... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards and democratisation. "
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Con never proves that our foreign policy has not promoted democracy, while I provide examples such as in the Middle East (we set up democracies in there).
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