American Action in Arabia:

The Gulf War, 9/11, & Operation Iraqi Freedom

Warmup:

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The United States: What’s its role?

  • After the collapse of the Soviet Union and end of the Cold War, the United States is the world’s only superpower left standing.

So what should its role be in world affairs?

Let’s hear one answer from speaker Ian Bremmer then make our own decision.

Policeman

Fireman

Janitor

Construction Worker

Miner

Philanthropist

Hermit

The U.S. Should Be A...

Policeman

Fireman

Janitor

Construction Worker

Miner

Philanthropist

Hermit

  • When ready, go to Verso to respond to the prompt.
  • Actively correct and advise other countries on correct behavior.
  • Use force, limited or overwhelming, to enforce global “rules”.
  • “Put out” global fires, but only intervene in cases of danger to nearby countries.
  • Seek out allies to collaborate with.
  • Assist only in cleaning up of global natural disasters (floods, earthquakes)
  • Work alone.
  • Reconstruct countries based on U.S. values, culture, and practices.
  • Depends on force.
  • Extract limited Earth resources out of other countries with--or without--permission.
  • Actively send monetary and other forms of assistance, without sending & risking people.
  • For better or worse, shut the rest of the world out and focus on internal development.
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