A Clouded Future. This essay discusses the current United States Foreign policy and the effects it will have on the country in the future.

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A Clouded Future

In the wake of September 11, 2001 numerous Americans as well as the global community began to question the validity of the United States claim to being the last superpower. With staunch facts put aside, referring to the strength of our economy as well as our military power, the United States seems to be at a loss for another entity that it can put assurance in. With seemingly endless problems arising for the United States, the question must be asked as to whether the United States can find away to survive and keep its global hegemony afloat. Americans must look to a different source of power in order to maintain their global position. What seems to be left, is figuring out where to turn for a new guiding light that will not blur our values but embrace them and allow the United States to be an example for all.

The United States has been compared in many respects to the Roman Empire; a civilization that embraced culture, economics, military, and the rights of its people. Although similarities have been formulated between the two cultures, there is an unwavering difference between the too. The Roman Empire lasted from 625 BC to 476 AD, a time span of over 1100 years. Although some historians argue to the actual date that Rome became an empire, the United States has only been around for 230 years. Even though 200 plus years appears to be a long time, it is miniscule to the duration of Rome's success. With over 200 years accumulated to our countries history

and problems mounting, the question must be asked will our fate be similar to that of Rome or will the United States find a way to stay intact.

In order for the United States to solve...