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Section 4: What Grand Strategy did President Cleveland actually choose?

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    Trubowitz’s two-dimensional theory predicting a leader’s grand strategy must be understood as only a model that cannot fit every leader’s administration perfectly. While some leaders might fight perfectly into one overall strategy type, the specific grand strategy can vary for each leader. This is the case for Cleveland. According to Trubowitz’s model, President Grover … Continue reading Section 4: What Grand Strategy did President Cleveland actually choose?

Section 3: Trubowitz’s Prediction for President Cleveland’s Grand Strategy

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Peter Trubowitz uses a two-dimensional chart to predict a leader’s overall grand strategy. The component he uses to determine grand strategy is the abundance or scarcity of geopolitical slack. The second component is the leader’s coalition preference of guns versus butter. Section 1 of this paper focused on the abundance of geopolitical slack in President … Continue reading Section 3: Trubowitz’s Prediction for President Cleveland’s Grand Strategy

Nixon’s Kitchen: Cooking With Butter

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Nixon Guns v Butter PDF   Other Useful Links: http://www.econreview.com/events/wageprice1971b.htm http://www.alternet.org/story/84683/nixon’s_savage_attack_on_the_greatest_anti-war_movement_in_u.s._history http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/03/10/senators-letter-doesnt-rise-to-nixons-level/24695093/

President Cleveland: Butter over Guns

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President Grover Cleveland, known as the “guardian President” for his extensive use of the Presidential veto, did not see himself as an activist president. Instead, he spent most of his time in the White House concerned with preventing Congress from “granting privileges to special interests than with pursuing his own legislative agenda (Millcenter).” Since Cleveland … Continue reading President Cleveland: Butter over Guns

Carter’s Geopolitical Slack

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Brian Shuffler Prof. Klunk DRAFT/POLS-170 September 17th, 2015 Carter’s Geopolitical Slack How much geopolitical slack did President Jimmy Carter enjoyed? First we must examine the historical context and relevance of the time period both at the domestic and international levels when Mr. Carter became the 39th President of the United States of America. I will … Continue reading Carter’s Geopolitical Slack

Carter’s Geopolitical Slack

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Brian Shuffler Prof. Klunk DRAFT/POLS-170 September 17th, 2015 Carter’s Geopolitical Slack How much geopolitical slack did President Jimmy Carter enjoyed? First we must examine the historical context and relevance of the time period both at the domestic and international levels when Mr. Carter became the 39th President of the United States of America. I will … Continue reading Carter’s Geopolitical Slack

Carter’s Geopolitical Slack

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Brian Shuffler Prof. Klunk DRAFT/POLS-170 September 17th, 2015 Carter’s Geopolitical Slack How much geopolitical slack did President Jimmy Carter enjoyed? First we must examine the historical context and relevance of the time period both at the domestic and international levels when Mr. Carter became the 39th President of the United States of America. I will … Continue reading Carter’s Geopolitical Slack

How Much Geopolitical Slack did the Nixon Administration have?

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Read Here: Nixon’s Geopolitical Slack Other Useful Links: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/rapprochement-china http://www.britannica.com/event/Vietnam-War http://www.c-span.org/video/?322950-1/discussion-president-nixons-foreign-policy http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB106/

How much Geopolitical Slack did President Cleveland’s Administration enjoy?

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President Grover Cleveland, known as the “guardian President” for his extensive use of the Presidential veto, was the first US President to serve two nonconsecutive presidential terms. His first term was from 1885–1889 and his second term was from 1893–1897. President Cleveland’s general approach to foreign policy issues during his administration was opposing territorial expansion … Continue reading How much Geopolitical Slack did President Cleveland’s Administration enjoy?