American Relations During The 21st Century Essay

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It is undeniable that the mutual animosity between the United States of America (USA) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) played a significant role in characterising international relations during the latter half of the 20th Century. On the other hand, it appears that the economic and political interactions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the USA will characterise international relations in the 21st Century. As a result, this essay asserts that the claim of a Sino-American ‘Cold War’ is true to a limited extent; as there has been hostility between the PRC and the USA in the past. However, to a much larger extent, Sino-American relations in the early 21st Century are significantly better than Russo-American relations in the mid-20th Century, thus countering the claim of a Sino-American Cold War significantly. To develop this claim, this essay will analyse a number of factors. First, this essay explores the ideological, political and economic facets of Russo-American relations in the Cold War’s earlier stages (1945 - 70). This will be done as to establish the nature of relations between the superpowers. Conversely, this essay will then analyse the ideological, political and economic facets of Sino-American relations during the early 21st Century (2000 - 16) as to establish a framework for comparison. Ultimately, this essay aims to affirm the claim that Sino-American relations are significantly better than Russo-American relations whilst
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