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What was the transformation from a regional power to world power in the U.S?

What was the transformation from a regional power to world power in the U.S? what were some ideas and events that marked this transformation?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Apr. 9, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The US emerged from WWII as a super power. Before that, the interests of the US were defined by the Monroe doctrine. After WWII, the national interests expanded the globe. We had the cold war which ended with the collapse of the USSR. We are now facing our own collapse if we don't get control of the debt.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:38 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Carpy is right
    A lot of my professors say this same thing too. Before that we were kind of looked at as a bunch of immigrants working in factories really, but after the second WW the US showed a lot of dominance against some really big dog countries, and did well eve when having to stand alone. I suggest that you look up WWI and WWII
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 9:56 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • There was always a world power in the United States.

    Glo402813

    Answer by Glo402813 at 10:18 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • I was going to guess WWII, but Carpy has a much better answer.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:23 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • You guys say WWI but we had world power before that. We owned cuba and philippines before WWII. We went to war with spain LONG before WWII. When did we start involving ourselves in contries other than our own. We went from only being regional, (to ourselves) to being involved in the affairs of other countries. When did this begin?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:32 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • @glo......please don't comment if you don't have an educated answer.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:34 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • You guys say WWI but we had world power before that. We owned cuba and philippines before WWII.

    How do those make us a world power? they are fairly regional. Regional does not mean, to our selves. That would be isolationist. We basically stayed out of Europes business until a small role in WWI and the the big one of WWII. It was at that point we expanded our reach globally.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:51 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • . We went to war with spain LONG before WWII.

    The war with Spain was not IN Spain. It was primarily within our own region.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • please bear with me. I am trying to finish this history paper but it is very confusing because my book says we were a world powr with the Open Door policy, which happened in 1900, but everyone I talked to says it didn't happen until WWII. The open door policy involved france, china, japan, italy, england, germany, and russia. Since we were telling them what to do pretty much with this policy wouldn't that technically have made us a world power?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:07 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • maybe i am not understanding the difference between regional and world power
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:11 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

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