The Ethics Of World Domination Essay Research

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The Ethics Of World Domination Essay, Research Paper Throughout the past 70 years the U.S. has been involved in hundreds of conflicts all around the globe. Every time the United States troops are deployed to a foreign country, citizens of the U.S. want to know why. People begin to ask questions like, “what is the purpose of this?” or “what is the nature of our involvement?” Nobody wants to see the strong youth of our nation shipped of to a foreign country to get slaughtered without good cause. Millions of American men and women have devoted their lives to the service and protection of the freedoms that we as citizens of the United States hold dear. These people deserve the utmost respect from all citizens of the United States. When the government of our country see

fit, our troops are sent to fight often in places that they have never even heard of. When they return they are heroes to be revered, or are they? All to often things go wrong in these foreign countries and the soldiers often end up taking the brunt of the nation’s frustration. When the government makes mistakes and things do go wrong it causes the citizen of the U.S. to closer analyze the situation. The citizens of the United States want some answers and the government often fails in its attempts to satisfy the publics’ need to know. Ever since the beginning of the U.S. the government have come up with one reason or another to start or get involved in conflicts that should have otherwise been left alone. One of the first and most prominent examples of this is the almost

total enialation of the Native American population in this country. Is the destruction of a culture and a society as vast as that of the Native Americans really morally and ethically permissable? The United States government thought that it was. According to them it was God’s own destiny for them to conquer the entire continent to bring it under the U.S. control. This just shows that difference in ethical value strongly affects what a country will accept as good cause for fighting. More recent conflicts like the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the invasion of Grenada, and the Gulf war have made people analyze the ethicality behind the fighting. They look for the true reason behind the involvement of the U.S., in an attempt to find justification for the use of U.S. troops in

foreign affairs. This paper is an attempt to look at the ethicality of some of the major conflict that the U.S. has been involved since the end of WW II. It will also attempt to analyze what has come to be known as the “World Police” mentality and the actions that the United States has taken to display this. During the period of 1946-1950 a forty-year period began called the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of aggression in the name of democracy. During this time the United States did some questionable activities under the guise that they were protecting against the spread of communism. On June 25, 1950 North Korea, using Chinese training and Soviet military equipment, attacked South Korea. The United States believed that Stalin and the USSR were ultimately behind the

invasion. The South Korean defenses crumbled and the United States sent ground troops on June 30. The United Nations endorsed the deployment of troops because the USSR was boycotting the United Nations. It would seem a bit unfair that the United States would receive UN endorsement based solely on the premises that the USSR had chosen not to be a part of the UN. This become even more apparent when you take into account that the United States was not even certain that the USSR was even involved in the dispute. On September 15, 1950, after a daring amphibious attack 150 miles behind enemy line the US was able to push the North Koreans back into North Korea. This is where the war should have stopped. The North Koreans were in North Korea and the South Koreans had control over South