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The flood of refugees and disorder of democracy in the island nation of Haiti created the great controversy of whether the United States US should intervene and restore order in the country The US turned to its worldview of disengagement to provide guidance the conclusion questioned if even a drop of American blood should be spilled to aid Haiti The experience in Vietnam modified attitudes so that the US wouldnt be so quick to intervene militarily in foreign conflicts In accordance with its worldviews the US shouldnt have intervened in Haiti since the situation not only lacked a clear threat to the US but also the substantial benefit and strong public supportreasons deeming intervention necessary and proper at the time The wave of refugees was hardly a threat to the US yet reasons at the time for intervening was more of a political than military necessity and Haiti was in a state of domestic turmoil The US has undergone three worldviews since the 1920seach offering valuable lessons and shaping the foreign policy of the era Munich-Pearl Harbor also known as antiappeasement was a dramatic shift from isolationism which developed after World War I When adhering to the isolationism the US eventually found itself amidst a terrible but preventable war When the British and French attempted unsuccessfully to satisfy Hitlers territorial demands at the conference in Munich the world learned that appeasement will not prevent war thus Munich became associated with weakness Japan drew the US into the war through the attack on Pearl Harbor ending the isolationist attitude Both Europe and the US learned that they must contain the spread of communism even if it may seem insignificant to possibly to prevent the ensuing war However the antiappeasement policy led the US to enter the Vietnam conflict revealing the weaknesses of the Munich-Pearl Harbor worldviewthe US would be led into costly conflicts with little probability that it could win The disaster in Vietnam led
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