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Nation Building


America had great success with nation building in post WW II Germany and Japan and more generally throughout Western Europe with the Marshall plan. We have also had some abject and expensive failures. It remains to be seen whether post invasion Iraq and Afghanistan will be viable democracies. At this point, it does not look promising. One thing is certain, the efforts at nation building in these two countries have been unbelievably expensive. In the future, America needs to consider less expensive alternatives for dealing with regimes that threaten us, or appear to threaten us.



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