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Cultural and Economic Imperialism are the 21st Century Weapons of Choice

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It would be simplistic to view the United States' rise to world dominance by focusing on the European model characterized by the drives of private finance capital. One must do more than merely read John Hobson and V. I. Lenin to perceive the dynamics of U.S. diplomacy over the past eight decades. The United States has achieved its global position through novel policies that were not anticipated by economists writing prior to World
War I, or indeed prior to the 1970s.

David McKay, author of American Politics and Society, for better or worse outlines his views as one of the three main distortions of information by the media, "Placing high priority on American news to the detriment of foreign news. And when the U.S. is engaged in military action abroad, this 'foreign news' crowds out other foreign news."

One must fully understand that it is based ones ability to alter the very DNA of a society weather through integration or alteration , a that state can maintain its vast empire states.

Economic imperialism seeks to establish external economic ties that can used to influence the internal polices of sovereign neighbor states. It can also be used to buy support in the international community to further a nations states ability to grow it own economy. Montague describes it as “less obtrusive and also generally less effective than the military variety is, as a rational method of gaining power, a product of modern times” this is a tactic developed by the US in 20th Centaury and has been adopted by The Peoples Republic of China towards the West and the developing world.

Cultural imperialism seeks change the fabric of a nations states culture and traditions thereby changing the internal polices and social norms. The idea is to change the social status quo thus changing the political and economic norms. Experts such as Montague is quoted as saying “the typical role cultural imperialism plays in modern times is subsidiary to its other methods.” Toward that end, it “softens up the enemy” and “prepares the ground for military conquest and economic penetration.”

One has to understand that within the greater gamesmanship of imperialism the very objective of “Status Que” in foreign Policy the establishment and maintenance of the current diplomatic norms. It is the esurient of the traditional balance of power and the international hierarchy of powers..



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