So the plot of Command and Conquer: Zero Hour?My bet is there would be general chaos, people trying to emigrate to Nu Zelun and 'Straylia, and also a whole bunch of jihadists looking for someone else to hate and attack. The Chinese would not be so forgiving and large parts of the jihadists' world would be parking lots.
Wilson argued for national self determination. The USA coldly intervenes in the name of protecting trade routes and key resources.Yes, it absolutely does. Every politician today has the we are the world police mindset. And yeah, lot of south American puppet governments, especially after Wilson got into office. And before the whole world wasn't effected by it.
President Wilson was outraged when Henry Lane Wilson intervened in Mexico's politics to install a dictatorship.
The USA could easily return to being isolated. It has enough oil and raw materials and has plenty of cheap labor via Latin America.There would be knock on effects that would severely effect the US. Say a billion screaming Chinese get nuked off the face of the earth, who buys our surplus grain then?
Or, even worse, they get blockaded and their enemy starts torpedoing our bulk shipping to starve them into submission. What do we do about that? It's happened before. Multiple times. WWII pre-1941, the runup to WWI, 1812, Quasi-War, and many others. Neutral shipping gets hosed during wartime and international treaties/conventions go out the window during major conflicts (read: unrestricted submarine warfare).
Today the US economy is simply too large and has too many fingers in too many pies not to feel the effects of some large conflict. We are gonna get drug into it kicking and screaming regardless. Like @SunLightStreak said, Wilson didn't direct policy this way. He merely recognized the reality of the situation and adapted policy to it.
Back then the Reps were the dove party. The Dems were the hawks. Things changed in, what, the 50's 60's? Somewhere in there. Teddy was the outlier but he was always a bit of an odd fit to the party.
Teddy built the canal and Franklin allied with Saudi to get the oil. That family obviously had a project for global domination in mind.Back then the Reps were the dove party. The Dems were the hawks. Things changed in, what, the 50's 60's? Somewhere in there. Teddy was the outlier but he was always a bit of an odd fit to the party.
Both parties had a progressive faction that was anti-war. Overall the Dems were the party of the immigrants and southern interests and the Reps were the business party. Both parties were anti-war until that sweet big-gov spending from the war flooded into the south and cities.