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History Discussion

History Discussion

In this discussion, I’d like you to think about imperialism and democracy.  It might be important here to think about what you think counts as “imperialism” in order to consider which American military interventions you count as imperialistic.  Then, consider: do you think that empire is incompatible with democracy?  Why/why not?  Use examples from the late 1800s and early 1900s to support your ideas.

A related question here: How does reading about this period affect your view of American military action today?  Do you think that American involvement in Iraq or Afghanistan compares to involvement in the Spanish American War, for example?  Why or why not?  Make sure to use evidence to support your ideas.