U.S Diplomatic History
In 19th century, United States and European relations was characterized by excessive fear. Historian Robert Kagan reckons that during the 19th century many European nations had come to view Unites States as a dangerous nation. This fear was informed by several outstanding qualities of the United States and its foreign policy. Among other strong factors, United States had assembled one of the strongest military around the world, the structure of federalism and republicanism were emerging as the best form of government organization and other nations had started looking up to United States for leadership. By all means, United States had started upsetting the states quo held by European nations. By early 19th century, United States had increasingly taken up role as a leader in international affairs and it was increasingly emerging as the new super power.U.S Diplomatic History European nations feared that United States would ascend to the role they were playing in international front.
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