Since the end of the Cold War, Americans have been debating over what role the U.S. should play in international relations. For most of the United States history, they never had to worry about international relations because they were not a major world power. They had their own land to pursue and just got done fighting for that land in their revolution. But as time moved forward and after two world wars the United States found themselves as the world power and needed to pursue more and more international relations. The decision of what role the U.S. should take has been unsure but the route that would be most beneficial would be pursuing economic and security national interests.
Pursuing economic and security interests is the best route to take because it would keep the United States on a stable course. By pursuing economic interests the U.S. would be opening many doors with other countries to trade with. This not only would help their economy but it would benefit the other countries too. More trade would lead to more money and also to more and more goods that might have not been available to the United States before. This would also bring new relationships with other countries that the United States wouldn’t have had before and also it would bring trust between the countries by being able to exchange goods and services. That trust that would be built through and economic route would be essential in creating a better world. But along with pursuing economics the United States would have to reassure their citizens that they are being protected. That sense of protection is essential to people agreeing and supporting their government. This is where the United States, in some cases, needs to be that world power they have become. They need to give the citizens reassurance that if there was any attack or issue where their safety might be in jeopardy that the government will come down on whoever is responsible,...