The Rise and Fall of American Hegemony

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The rise and fall of US hegemony

A Review of Some Related Literature

Table of contents
ABSTRACT 1
MAIN PAPER

I. INTRODUCTION 2

II. EMPIRICAL LITERATURE REVIEW 3

III. DISCUSSION 7

IV. CONCLUSION 11

REFERENCES

ABSTRACT
Scholars like Johan Galtung, Robert Gilpin and Noam Chomsky greatly influenced the background ideas of this paper. Most of the cases the author argues come and are mostly based from the books of the said scholars.
Galtung discusses most of the points that are crucial to this paper like the similar factors between empires and the current western imperialism and what the implications of these similarities are. Gilpin on the other hand, is more focused on the discussion of the
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One of which is the book named the European superpower. The book by John McCormick is all about Europe being the new superpower. McCormick based his ideas on the economic, political and cultural status of Europe. It has become a routine for everyone that the United States of America is the world’s last remaining superpower. The nature of power has developed since the Cold War-driven meaning of superpower evolved.
Military power is no longer essential to great power; the author argues that control of the means of production is more important than control of the means of destruction, and contrasts the threatening hard power of the United States with the opportunities offered by the soft power wielded by the European Union. McCormick also argues that the reason why Europe is a superpower is because the combination of civilian and military instruments in a unique and unprecedented is giving more advantages over the US in a world in which, as Iraq has shown, hard power has clear limits and soft power backed by tangible means is a commodity of growing significance. The European Union (EU) global role is the doubt of most of the current assessments of unipolarity in world politics and “American empire".
McCormick is into the idea that the global economy and the non military actions against security threats in particular terrorism are more likely to work because they did good in encouraging and giving opportunities to get others to
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