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    Today, the United States is arguably the top superpower in the world. For much of its history, including today, our nation acted as a world policy maker and influencer, monitoring the situation in every corner o

    How Did Our Nation Become the Most Powerful?

    Today, the United States is arguably the top superpower in the world. For much of its history, including today, our nation acted as a world policy maker and influencer, monitoring the situation in every corner of the globe and building up...

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    • I can agree that after World War two the United States really started to to exceed other superpowers of the world due to how influential the US to devastated countries like Germany and Japan who are now some of the United States numerous allies. Your evidence is reasonable and strong to support your claim. You use historic events truly as it should be used which is to help explain how The United States became the top world superpower.

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    As a superpower, the US is involved in many affairs across the globe, such as global economy, but how should we exercise our international involvement?

    The US should be primarily concerned with global violence as

    US International Affairs

    As a superpower, the US is involved in many affairs across the globe, such as global economy, but how should we exercise our international involvement? The US should be primarily concerned with global violence as its top priority, specifically terrorism...

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    Being a superpower, the US is the leader in policymaking for our world. As a result, our nation have been involved in so many world affairs, like in Syria, Iraq, global economy, terrorism, and more. However,

    Americans' View on Our Nation's Global Involvement

    Being a superpower, the US is the leader in policymaking for our world. As a result, our nation have been involved in so many world affairs, like in Syria, Iraq, global economy, terrorism, and more. However, should we be...

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    My topic is about how America became the superpower it is today. I’m interested because I wonder how our nation was able to surpass many other countries and rank so high as a superpower. I know that America on

    How did America get so Powerful?

      My topic is about how America became the superpower it is today. I’m interested because I wonder how our nation was able to surpass many other countries and rank so high as a superpower. I know that America only...

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         With all the terrorist attacks around the world that made breaking news, I wonder what the world is doing about this deadly issue. The counter-terrorism activities over the years have had mix results, ne

    Terror

         With all the terrorist attacks around the world that made breaking news, I wonder what the world is doing about this deadly issue. The counter-terrorism activities over the years have had mix results, never really stopping terrorist...

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    • Very interesting spin on the story. We hear about all the acts of terrorism around the world but never really any plan on how to stop it. So all of this UN plans seem interesting.

    • I think terrorism is an issue that has been relevant in the news recently. From shootings to bombings I consider all those acts of terror. It seems like a lot of work has gone into making a strategy, but no action has been done.

    • This is a good story being that people aren’t making any initiatives on solving the growing terrorism in the world. It seems to be a growing epidemic and something needs to be done to change the current path we are on. So it is good thing you are writing to raise awareness. I really enjoyed this post.

    • I believe that we need to find a way to end the violence reoccurring in our society today. It seems to be getting worse and worse and I’m glad someone is writing about it to finally bring it up.

    • It is interesting that we have made all of these different strategies but we don’t use them. That Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force was created for different countries to ally and take on terrorism with military force, but my question is why have we not used it? We clearly need it now to prevent anything from escalating more in Iraq and Syria, we need to actually implement all of these strategies and resolutions the UN has created instead of making them and setting them aside to rot.

    • It seems like the UN are doing a lot to prevent terrorism, and it makes you wonder if there would be much more terrorism without these counter-terrorism units. It is a world problem and affects people all around the world, so it is definitely and issue the UN should be dealing with.

    • I think this is an interesting view of terrorism I have recently read https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/terrorism which might be able to give you more insight on this topic.

    • I really appreciate the information provided and it really feels like you did your research.

    • Your piece is very well researched, and written quite nicely. I really enjoyed how you gave some “historical evidence” as well, in explaining past measures.

    • Your piece is very well researched and gives a lot of insight on what’s being done (or not being done) about terrorism around the world.

    • Your piece included a lot of information about the actions being taken against terrorism. I am interested in hearing maybe your thoughts on the ideas of the presidential candidates.

    • The UN can pass its own regulations, but to the countries in the middle east that are supporting the terrorism acts that are being done all over the world, the UN can not really do much. Contrary to what we are tonight in elementary school, just telling a bully to “please stop” will not work. We need to physically force ISIS to give up this Jihad on the world.

    • You bring up a really good point. We always hear about terrorism that happens and ongoing wars, but never about how we are combating this. The problem is, fighting terrorism is about more than just killing or imprisoning terrorists. Terrorism stems from a mindset of hate, of a worldview centered around division. There are two kinds of people in the world: the kind of people who divide the world up into different kinds of people, and the kind who don’t. Terrorism is the ultimate division. Terrorists split the world into us and them, feeding off of hate for anyone they deem unworthy. If we really want to fight terrorism, we will need to figure out a diplomatic way to combat their hateful mindset.

      Keep in mind, not all terrorism happens in far off Middle East countries, or by people who hate America. Terrorism can be carried out by anyone, and it’s arguable that America has been guilty of terrorism, depending on whose mindset you view the picture from. The bottom line is that killing people who kill people to teach them killing is wrong only leads to endless cycles of violence, war, death, and hate. America invests so much in the defense budget; maybe it’s about time we spend more on diplomacy, working to find common ground, than simply killing our enemies. The motto, “We don’t negotiate with terrorists” is catchy, and has a good underlying intention, but it’s dangerous. To refuse to find peaceful, diplomatic solutions puts us on the same level as terrorists. We’ve been fighting the war on terror with our defense budget alone for too long; it’s time we change the way we think about terrorism.

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