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America's position in Nation-Building is an almost 50-year evaluate of U.S. efforts to rework defeated and damaged enemies into democratic and wealthy allies. The authors establish key determinants of luck when it comes to democratization and the production of vivid economies. Seven case stories are tested: Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. provides classes realized from each one of those operations and attracts implications for destiny U.S. nation-building operations, together with Iraq. The authors finish that rebuilding Iraq could be tough yet attainable, and use historic viewpoint to light up modern day headlines.

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The Afghan mission can certainly be considered an improvement over Somalia but cannot yet be assessed as being more successful than Haiti. It is too early to evaluate the success of the postconflict mission in Iraq, but its first few months do not raise it above those in Bosnia and Kosovo at a similar stage. Nation-building has been a controversial mission over the past decade, and the intensity of this debate has undoubtedly inhibited the investments that would be needed to do these tasks better.

S. S. Agency for International Development WMD weapons of mass destruction xxxv EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The goal of the work documented here was to analyze and extract the best practices in nation-building from the post–World War II experiences of the United States. S. S. nation-building operations. This report includes seven case studies: Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. The final chapter examines the challenge ahead of building a democratic, economically vibrant Iraq and recommends best-practice policies for achieving these goals based on the lessons learned from the case studies.

334–335, 339–341. There were approximately 16 million Germans in the American sector. 15Carafano (2002), p. 75. 16James M. Snyder, The Establishment and Operations of the United States Constabulary, 3 October 1945–30 June 1947, Historical subsection C-3, United States Constabulary, 1947. See also Oakley, Dziedzic, and Goldberg (1998), pp. 27–28, and Ziemke (1975), pp. 339–341, 421–424. For a first-hand account, see Ernest N. , 1970, especially pp. 279–294. S. occupation forces focused on demobilization of the vast German army, denazification of German society, and the prevention of the reemergence of Nazi elements.

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