The Post-Cold War Exercise of Democratization


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The Post-Cold War Exercise of Democratization
Since the end of World War II, regional military alliances have been based on strategies dominated by the U.S. which have been largely focused on building democracies. The premise was that "the Soviet Union could be made to accept a subsidiary role in the postwar world" (Yergin 73). Global economic interests since World War II have been largely controlled by the U.S. This is due to a certain extent because of the massive influence of the U.S. economy and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on other exchange markets. The argument can be made that even in the democratic regions which are regarded as being the least likely to engage in military conflicts, this peace has been kept by...
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.....te reality of democratization. Terrorism still remains and diplomacy does not seem as effective as either Dirty Wars or Just Wars in silencing the enemies of democracy. Osama bin Laden found out the hard way tonight that a war against democracy is ultimately unwinnable in a post-Cold War world.
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