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8 billion. The Occupation authorities also helped the Japanese government overcome postwar economic chaos, especially rampant inflation, by balancing the government budget, raising taxes and imposing price and wage freezes, and resuming limited foreign trade" (Kesselman et al., 203). The U.S. aid not only helped to rebuild the country, but also ensured that Japan was stable enough so that renegade seedlings of Communism or comparable institutions didn't suddenly flourish. The United States should sue this wise historical strategy that it deftly employed to help the economies of poorer nations in the Middle East. When people are living in poverty, this makes them ripe breeding grounds for terrorism to build and people to be brainwashed by doctrines which vilify the West. Furthermore the United States should invest money in developing educational programs in the Middle East, so that the citizens there can actually envision a real future for themselves, without having to consider that terrorist training camps are the only way to achieve lasting success in one's life. Such actions would no doubt decrease the number of fundamentalist and extremist groups and give people greater intellectual depths to see through the often skewed and irrational logic which shapes such groups.

The methods described in the previous two paragraphs demonstrate how a real investment of time, strategy and money could make lasting and effective change in the Middle East. If anything, one should recall the ineffectiveness of the Bush doctrine in its entirety as a sign of how blunt and grotesque occupation is not a viable option for helping a country rebuild and develop towards a brighter future. For example, Bush's invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has only lead to a planned strategy of eventual withdrawal of United States troops, with a date set by President Obama for 2014. Without a real investment of time or money in Afghanistan, one could argue that the eventual vacancy of Afghanistan by U.S. troops will only lead to the newly established government being overthrown by the Taliban.

In conclusion, the U.S. has a rich history of making sound moves in foreign policy that help to stop the development of governmental regimes which pose a threat to America and democracy at large. However, as history has shown, the crux of that foreign policy depends upon the United States concocting a wise strategy of diplomacy not to mention a willingness to expend the bulk of its resources. Without a willingness to donate time, money and sound strategy into the Middle East, real progress in deconstructing terrorism most likely will not occur.

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Bryne, P.J. The Chinese Revolution: The Triumph of Communism. Minneapolis: Compass Point

Books, 2007.

Kesselman, M., Krieger, J. And Joseph, W. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Boston:

Wadsworth Learnign, 2013.

Lifton, R.J. America and the Asian Revolutions.…

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Works Cited

Bryne, P.J. The Chinese Revolution: The Triumph of Communism. Minneapolis: Compass Point

Books, 2007.

Kesselman, M., Krieger, J. And Joseph, W. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Boston:

Wadsworth Learnign, 2013.

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