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American Imperialism

             "Oh my god, another plane just hit the second Trade Tower" these are the familiar words that followed the Terrorists Attacks on September 11, 2001. These attacks will never be justified, but they can be understood. It is hard for an American to believe that such a crime could be understood, but there is a psychology behind this madness. The reason the terrorist attacked the United States on September 11 is due to the imperialistic influence of American culture, politics and beliefs upon the people of the world which have poisoned and destroyed other countries cultures and governments.
             You have heard of imperialist countries like England, France and Japan, but have you ever looked at what imperialism really is? "Imperialism is the practice by which powerful nations or peoples seek to extend and maintain control or influence over weaker nations or peoples" (Encarta NP). Now if this is the definition of imperialism then the United States is most definitely an Imperialist Nation.
             In the history of the United States of America an imperialistic attitude can be seen through such things as the Monroe Doctrine, in 1823, which declared that the Latin American Countries are in the United States "Sphere of Influence." The imperialistic nature of the United States can be seen in her past. The following time line is supplied be the Latin American Solidarity: In 1846 the United states provoked a war with Mexico and acquired half of its territories, which included Texas and California. In 1855 a United States adventurer, by the name of William walker, invaded Nicaragua with a private army and declared himself President. He ruled for two years, which in this time, the United States did nothing about because it only helped her by giving her a strong connection in that country. Along with these outrages the United States also declared war on Spain in 1898 and as a result annexed Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Hawaii.

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