Intervention Is An Ancient And Well Established

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Intervention is an ancient and well-established instrument of foreign policy as diplomatic pressure, negotiations and war. From the time of the ancient Greeks to this day, some states have found it advantageous to intervene in the affairs of other states on behalf of their own interests and against the latters ' will. Other states, in view of their interests, have opposed such interventions and have intervened on behalf of theirs. It is only since the French Revolution of 1789 and the rise of the nation- state that the legitimacy of intervention has been questioned. USA’s involvement in other countries’ affairs has often raised more than a few eyebrows. Its earliest intervention could be dated back to the early 19th century. The First and Second Barbary Wars were the first wars waged by the United States outside its boundaries after the War of Independence. Directed against the Barbary States of North Africa, it was fought to end piracy against American-flagged ships in the Mediterranean. The founding of Liberia was privately sponsored by American groups, primarily the American Colonization Society, but the country enjoyed the support and unofficial cooperation of the United States government. Matthew Perry negotiated a treaty opening Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854. The U.S. advanced the Open Door Policy that guaranteed equal economic access to China and support of Chinese territorial and
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