The Ethics of World Domination

The Ethics
of World Domination

Throughout the past 70 years the U.S. has
been involved in hundreds of conflicts all around the globe. Every
time the United States troops are deployed to a foreign country, citizens
of the U.S. want to know why. People begin to ask questions like, "what
is the purpose of this?" or "what is the nature of our involvement?" Nobody
wants to see the strong youth of our nation shipped of to a foreign country
to get slaughtered without good cause. Millions of American men and
women have devoted their lives to the service and protection of the freedoms
that we as citizens of the United States hold dear. These people
deserve the utmost respect from all citizens of the United States.

When the government of our country see fit, our troops are sent to fight
often in places that they have never even heard of. When they return
they are heroes to be revered, or are they? All to often things go
wrong in these foreign countries and the soldiers often end up taking the
brunt of the nation's frustration. When the government makes mistakes
and things do go wrong it causes the citizen of the U.S. to closer analyze
the situation. The citizens of the United States want some answers
and the government often fails in its attempts to satisfy the publics'
need to know. Ever since the beginning of the U.S. the government
have come up with one reason or another to start or get involved in conflicts
that should have otherwise been left alone. One of the first and
most prominent examples of this is the almost total enialation of the Native

American population in this country. Is the destruction of a culture
and a society as vast as that of the Native Americans really morally and
ethically permissable? The United States government thought that
it was. According to them it was God's own destiny for them to conquer
the entire continent to bring it under the U.S. control. This just
shows that difference in ethical value strongly affects what a country
will accept as good cause for fighting. More recent conflicts like
the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the invasion of Grenada, and the Gulf
war have made people analyze the ethicality behind the fighting.

They look for the true reason behind the involvement of the U.S., in an
attempt to find justification for the use of U.S. troops in foreign affairs.

This paper is an attempt to look at the ethicality of some of the major
conflict that the U.S. has been involved since the end of WW II.

It will also attempt to analyze what has come to be known as the "World

Police" mentality and the actions that the United States has taken to display
this.

During the period of 1946-1950 a forty-year
period began called the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of aggression
in the name of democracy. During this time the United States did
some questionable activities under the guise that they were protecting
against the spread of communism.

On June 25, 1950 North Korea, using Chinese
training and Soviet military equipment, attacked South Korea. The

United States believed that Stalin and the USSR were ultimately behind
the invasion. The South Korean defenses crumbled and the United States
sent ground troops on June 30. The United Nations endorsed the deployment
of troops because the USSR was boycotting the United Nations. It
would seem a bit unfair that the United States would receive UN endorsement
based solely on the premises that the USSR had chosen not to be a part
of the UN. This become even more apparent when you take into account
that the United States was not even certain that the USSR was even involved
in the dispute.

On September 15, 1950, after a daring amphibious
attack 150 miles behind enemy line the US was able to push the North Koreans
back into North Korea. This is where the war should have stopped.

The North Koreans were in North Korea and the South Koreans had control
over South Korea. Furthermore, China was threatening that if the

US tried to unite Korea by force then they would enter the war on the side
of the North Koreans. Despite both of these facts, the United States
pushed further into North Korea. Knowing that it would cost thousands
of American lives and thousands more Korean lives to unite a country that
wanted to be separated, General Mc arthur and President Truman, with United

Nation's support, pushed on. A two-year war ensued that would ultimately
cost the lives of 140,000 American service men and women. In the
end the country ended up just as