posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by zonetripper2065
Before getting involved with other nations we had no debt, no taxes foreign interests or enemies.
I'm not fully getting what you mean... are you stating that you had not enemies before WWI or WWII ?
Since the US inception it had one of the more devious enemies available, the UK. the US even invested in Pirates at that time
Then your neighbors
and internal enemies.
The US will always have internal enemies, that is a consequence of federalism.That is one reason why the Federal government pro-actively acts to erode
state influence and authority and promotes redistribution of wealth across states.
The Civil War brought you debt and internal pacification and permitted the expansion West, to be fair it was conquest of space after that was complete
it was time for expansion in South America.
By that time the US was a great power, like Russia, UK, France, etc and a great power has special needs and obligations in the world stage to maintain
the benefits of being one. So I really do not see how you can think that you can say that you had "no debt, no taxes foreign interests or enemies."
I would agree that you expansionist activities, starting by with the provoked war with Spain was unnecessary, that it could have been all pursued by
economic and political means since then. It would have costed the US and the rest of the world less. But you couldn't have staid out of WWII, and
Pearl Harbor was partially an offering to get the required popular support for the intervention.
When I say you couldn't have staid out I say because of economic, not political reasons. Japan expansionism would lock you out of Asia and Germany
would have taken the UK, Ireland before the Russians and the Chinese managed to counter those actions. By its nature the Nazi regime would not survive
long beyond Hitler, it would quickly change into something else, but Japan Imperialism would have gained strength and memento.