"To Help or Not to Help, That is the Question"

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Everything in our world is dependent on each other in order for them to survive; appliances cannot run with out electricity, electricity cannot enter our homes without any poles or wires. The connections go on forever. In the end, these connections lead to an interconnected world, complicated and complex. The United States has learned many lessons from the now perished British and Russian Empires. These two empires used violence to force rules and regulations on their people. The question now is: Will the American Empire fall also? Countries around the world are mostly dependent on the United since they have a strong economy, strong militia, and great diplomacy. If the United States continues to collaborate with other countries then they will benefit greatly because doing this has raised living standards, increased economy, and gave great change to them.

Helping other countries is not an everyday task for the United States.

The President and his cabinet would discuss the reasons of helping those countries in need and then move in to protect, aid, or do anything to assist them. "In January 1994, Canada, the United States and Mexico all launched the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which formed the world's largest free trade area." ("Canada and North American Free Trade Agreement") The NAFTA markets have benefited many U.S. farmers, agricultural exporters, and the industries that support them. The agreement of all three countries also brought economic growth and a rise in living standards for the people of these countries from the exported crops from Canada and Mexico. Ever since 1994, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have increased by $4 billion and it is still increasing more each year." ("Canada and North American Free Trade Agreement") Going into this agreement has been a good move for the United...