James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States, mastered the art of diplomacy and foreign policy. Polk successfully used diplomacy to situate the United States as the dominant power in North America by securing the northern border with the British Empire as well as engineering a war with Mexico to acquire the American southwest.
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Socialism is not what comes to mind when most people think of war. War, however, is foundational to the survival of socialism and big government. War Socialism has become the status quo in the United States. The public faces high taxes. The government has enslaved our future generations by drowning us in debt. Government regulates business to death, leaving only its chosen favorites as survivors. Such a system would lead to civil unrest, so the vampire of big government creates its own industry to suck even more blood out of the people. This industry, of course, is militarism.
At least four civilians were killed when the Libyan National Army attacked the Libyan capital of Tripoli, resulting in a total of 180 fatalities. Of the civilians killed, most were women and an additional 17 were wounded.
The initial assault on the city, lasting two weeks and still ongoing, has left over 800 people wounded. The assault is being led by the head of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld announced today he is running for president against Donald Trump, hoping to secure the Republican nomination.
Asia had a very different political and economic landscape in the 1930s before the Second Sino-Japanese War. Due to the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, the Qing Dynasty collapsed into several weak states. This was a far cry from the unified superstate that dominates Asia today.