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U.s. Foreign Policy Policies

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The U.S. foreign policy has always been linked to the domestic policy since the U.S. never feared of expanding its national interests over the national boarders. Isolation for the U.S. usually implied slow economic growth and the large number of destructive conflicts within, while impudent foreign policy always guaranteed an abrupt economic growth for the U.S. economy. After the U.S. intervened in the WWI and the WWII, the U.S. economy witnessed a tremendous economic growth, nearly elimination of the unemployment, rapid urbanization and overall growth of the standards of living across the country. Decisive foreign policy has always been providing the U.S. economy with the sustainable and rapid economic growth, unlike the policy aimed at isolation of the U.S. According to Kaufman and Joyce (2010), preoccupation with the domestic issues never resulted in the long-term economic growth for the U.S. Isolationist policies impeded the U.S. territorial expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Kaufman & Joyce 71). While some presidents indeed preferred isolationism like FDR during his first tenures as the U.S. President, he then abolished isolationist policies after the 1941 Pearl Harbor disaster. The U.S. witnessed that isolationist policies for the U.S. turned out to be extremely unproductive and even dangerous. Militarist Japan brutally attacked the U.S. fleet on Hawaii during the WWII, totally ignoring the U.S. neutral isolationist status in 1941. FDR had to confess
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