Isolationism During World War 1 Essay

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Isolationism is exclusion of active participation with other nations or actors issues in world affairs, focusing in state efforts on managing internal affairs. In other words, is the belief that one's nation should stay out of wars and conflicts that doesn't concern it. It may also be seen as the avoidance of political and military commitments to or alliances with foreign powers. Internationalism is a movement, which advocates a greater economic and political cooperation among nations for the benefit of all. Internationalism promotes nations to cooperate because their long-term mutual interests are of greater value than their individual short term needs. It is the idea that different nation-states may cooperate with one another in order to promote peace, secure trade,…show more content…
If we look at the example of WWI despite its best efforts to maintain an isolationist stance the USA joined the war due to the growing aggression of Germany and thus call for an end to the US policy of isolationism. Nonetheless, after the horrors that occurred during WWI and the failure of President Wilson’s endeavor to move the U.S. into a more internationalist position (by joining the new League of Nations, an alliance which ultimately failed) contributed to the rebirth of isolationism in the 1920s. The idea of isolationism was heavily reinforced during the 1930s, where it seemed America’s attitude “leave me alone” towards the rest of the world. After WWI the US was an immense pool of debt eventually causing the market to crash. People had grown weary with the course of world events and were convinced the most important concern of the American people dealt with domestic issues. Therefore, foreign policy leaders of the 1930s led the country down another period of isolationism. During the Hoover Administration there were policies that were set up that secluded America from the rest of the world, which set the tone for an

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